We need more queer people in hip-hop and fewer queer people in prison.
“We all, collectively, need to employ the people who report on issues important to us. And whether we like it or not, whether we relate to the general populace in the area where we live or not, those things happening in our most local sectors effect our lives immensely — even more immensely, usually, than national or international issues and news stories.”
Prisons in both Turkey and the United States separate LGBT individuals from the general population, but this form of segregation hardly solves the issue of violence in prison facilities. In fact, it may further endanger LGBT prisoners.
Queer women work in politics around the world. Here are 10 who were the first out women to hold their particular seat, and just a few of the cool things they’ve done since then.
UMass basketball star comes out, Moroccan women take to the streets, The Monument Quilt takes the nation by force and more!
“In May of 2013, Monica Jones became one of the people arrested by Project ROSE; the charge was “manifesting prostitution” for accepting a ride home to her neighborhood from men who turned out to be undercover cops. This week, Jones was found guilty, and faces the possibility of serving time in a men’s prison as a trans woman.”
“There are a lot of things you’re not supposed to be able to do when you’re gay: get married, have children, be the head of a national government, etc. But stereotypes exist to be broken, at least when you’re former Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir.”
Queer porn is the best, abstinence only sex ed is the worst, and two new book projects are changing the way kids talk about gender, sexuality and technology!
Two important decisions will give same-sex couples and married trans people access to benefits through their spouse, regardless of their state of residence.
Earlier this week, OKCupid joined the outrage at Mozilla’s new choice of CEO Brenden Eich by asking their users to uninstall Firefox. Yesterday, Brenden Eich resigned.
People all over the world are mobilizing to end street harassment, fight for sustainable food, address discrimination, and secure better representation in media.
Canadian Inuit have responded to DeGeneres’s recent Humane Society donation with sealfies — like selfies, but with seal furs and meat — to bring positive attention to seal hunting.
A ruling in Lebanon shows that progress for LGB and trans* communities can occur simultaneously instead of hierarchically.
Marissa Alexander needs to be free, Google needs to stop blocking the word ‘bisexual,’ and you need to see this cute pic of Shane.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case could drastically broaden the scope of religious liberty for employers or mean, at long last, free birth control for everyone.
Today, Judge Bernard Friedman declared Michigan’s 2004 same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
Sexism and homophobia are still serious problems, but queer folks are taking beautiful photos, Rachel Maddow tells Obama critics what’s up, Florida farmworkers are organizing for fair wages and better working conditions, and much more!
In a surprise turn of events, Guinness announced on Sunday that it will be pulling sponsorship from New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade on Monday, in support of LGBT groups. It joins Heineken and Sam Adams, who had earlier pulled their sponsorship from New York and Boston parades respectively.
With 1.1 million students, NYC is the largest public school system in the country, and has a lot of influence setting standards for how other big school systems and states support trans* students.
Did you know that this week is the week where I ate multiple meals via finger foods? Here’s the stories we missed while I was opening another box of crackers.