What do you buy someone who fuels themselves only on the knowledge that the world is an inherently imbalanced structure built to take advantage of people made the most vulnerable by its constructs?
Sometimes you just need someone to pray to when the radio won’t stop playing Blurred Lines.
Today we honor all of the transgender people who have died due to anti-trans* violence. This year we want to honor their memories by celebrating the achievements and victories of trans* people in the past year.
I am not crazy; I am simply black, and queer, and butch, and transcultural, and therefore alone.
So why can’t anyone seem to talk about her the right way?
Fikri’s Team Pick: Listen to all these brilliant women talk about themselves and their work to each other and us.
“So, why are intersex issues being linked up with LGBT activism, and does this make sense? I’m here to argue, strongly, that yes – including intersex with LGBT and queer issues makes perfect sense. Let’s explore why, shall we?”
Lex & Megan (aka Emotions the P.O.E.T) are really excited about coming to A-Camp! Hear all about it in this kickass video.
In which the hysterical, nagging, irrational Jennifer Weiner won’t take “strident” in stride.
“There can be joy in killing joy. Kill joy, we can and we do. Be willful, we will and we are.”
Feminist takes on pop culture that will make your commute slightly less aggravating. Listen to what smart humans have to say about sexism in the tech industry, “hardwired” notions of gender and more!
Here’s the deal: I both like and am my body. I am a girl, ergo I have a girl’s body. It’s neat. You know what I think helped me to be comfortable with my body more than anything else? The US Army.
“For trans* women who are locked up, getting access to medical care and safety from the guards and inmates is a serious problem. But the problem starts when they are put in prisons designed for men.”
“I mostly ignored the emails, as anyone with an overflowing inbox does. But this subject line caught my eye: Boys in the girls locker room, legally? WTF?! Maybe now is a good time to mention that I identify and visibly present as genderqueer.”
Cara’s Team Pick: The Notorious RBG is a new Tumblr dedicated to promoting the life and work of the Supreme Court’s second female justice of all time. (It’s 2013, just as a reminder.)
Thanks to a simple governmental regulation, my wife and I were able to exploit a legal loophole and obtain a federally recognized marriage.
“There are two important things to keep in mind here: 1. I don’t dress like anybody but myself. 2. I love watermelon.”
The coroner on Lucy Meadows’ case says the press should be ashamed of the way it harassed and sensationalized trans woman Lucy Meadows in the months before her suicide.
Having the blessing – or curse – of lighter skin is a double edged sword. I never gave much thought to the idea that society needs positive cultural images of minorities until I came to embrace my Hispanic heritage and come out of the closet.