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“It was lasagna night, and as the kitchen got ready to serve dinner, kids checked Facebook at the cyber center, watched cartoon shows with headphones on, and fooled around at the pool table. The things that differentiated this gathering from a high school cafeteria were small: the thin kid wearing a parka inside who came up, bashful, for a full plate of food three times; the kids who wrapped up food in tin foil or took it away with them in to-go containers.”
The criminal justice system in the United States is a fucked up institution that is every kind of -ist you can think of. Lots of people are working to fight it.
“It eventually stopped. I don’t know how long it went on for. I’m not sure where I live, but I know it’s not in my body; everything felt like nothing and I didn’t know where that place was.”
“QEJ will always be a philosophy. If you are a queer, you can be for economic justice. …You don’t have to have a 501(c)(3).”
“I’ve always been like, ‘Love myself? How the heck am I supposed to do that?’ I believe, now, I’m starting to understand a little bit of what it means.”
A new petition asks NARAL and Planned Parenthood to step up to the plate as trans* allies with more inclusive language.
The National Registry of Historic Places is really low on a certain aspect of history. The National Park Service is ready to fix it — but they need our help!
This halt on same-sex marriages may throw a wrench into a lot of LGBT folks’ hopes about marriage equality in the United States, but the Utah case actually offers the Supreme Court an opportunity to take a firm stance on the legality of same-sex marriage.
“This is the beginning of a war on an economy that makes certain people vulnerable so a select few can survive.”
“We demand that Wesleyan University stop segregating bathrooms along gender lines and provide all-gender bathrooms in all buildings in the University.”
An Autostraddle Interview with Tania De Rozario, queer artist, writer and activist. Read more about her views on censorship, activism and Jeanette Winterson in this interview.
“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?”
As Moral Monday grows, their initial impetus—the universality of the struggle for justice—remains steadfast. As NC NAACP President Rev. William Barber chants (and everyone repeats) at the demonstrations, “Forward Together, Not One Step Back.”
“We do not know who killed Eric [Lembembe], or why . . . but his friends suspect that in killing him, someone wanted to kill a movement. “
How activists in Louisiana use everything from direct action to meetings with senators to try to pass laws that would protect queer and trans* students from bullying, queer and trans* employees from discrimination, and more. This is how your legal progress sausage is made.
Old McDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! And on this farm he had a *CENSORED*
This is an exclusive Autostraddle interview with Andrea Gibson. Happy National Poetry Month, queermos!
Crystal’s Team Pick: Holly Miranda and iO Tillett Wright have launched a relief effort for areas of New York affected by hurricane Sandy. Here’s how you can get behind it.
The Ali Forney Drop-In Center, a space dedicated to New York City’s homeless LGBT youth, was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Make a donation to help if you can, and if you can’t, spread the word.