India’s cab service by and for queers is up and running, Italy and Indiana took to the streets for LGBT rights this week, Minnesota’s got a gay lady Supreme Court Justice, the world just got its first-ever endowed chair for trans studies, and more good news! Also, animals playing in the snow. There’s a lot of that, too.
These women mounted movements, won awards, told important stories, and otherwise shook the sh*t out of this planet in 2015.
A bunch of queer parents are now listed on their kids’ birth certificates, LGBT activists are having a moment, MillerCoors is doing good for its queer employees, and a meerkat just rolled off of a rock.
Amber Rose’s Slutwalk truly embraced and celebrated the duality of women’s lives in the modern world, and it was a radically inclusive event — one with an explicit policy against all forms of oppressive language and behavior as well as an explicit intent to include, lift up, and acknowledge the unique and compounded struggles of trans women, women of color, queer women, poor women, and differently abled women.
Weddings dresses with a gay twist, the Pope dissing Kim Davis, communicating with beavers but for real and not like a joke about lesbians, Fergus the dog going home again, and more!
Jennicet Gutiérrez, Rita, Karolina and Joselyn tell us what real support for undocumented trans women looks like.
“What we did was rectification, not vandalism. Those statues are bronze (brown) underneath the layer of white paint -— the symbolism behind that is infuriating.”
Six were stabbed, leaving one teen girl dead, at Jerusalem’s Pride parade; an arrest has been made in India Clarke’s murder; a teen lesbian couple was attacked at Six Flags New England and more news stories.
“A lot of folks have their own opinions and viewpoints of what immigration looks like. I think if they came to this event they’d be able to see what trans and queer migration really looks like.”
By the time straight women of the second wave had caught up to the times, queer women had already f*cked up their movement — and built one all their own.
Documentary films. Policy initiatives. Direct action. These 20 activists are doing it all to save the world — and they’re Autostraddle readers just like you!
A group of activists disrupt Boston Pride, a survey finds college students disagree on some scenarios of what consent looks like, Rachel Dolezal resigns and more news stories!
Bernie Sanders, long-serving independent, is running for President as a Democrat, what the #talkpay hashtag is all about, May Day protests around the world and more news!
Here’s a complete rundown of everything we know about what’s happened as of this moment.
Gov. Larry Hogan activates the National Guard after calling a state of emergency in Baltimore, Nicoll Hernández-Polanco has been granted asylum, a Nashville landlord refused to rent to a lesbian couple, and more news!
Girl coders from around the world accepted a challenge in February to design websites or apps that increase girls’ access to safe spaces online and in their physical communities. Here’s what they came up with.
Next Tuesday, any of y’all who live in or around Madison, Wisconsin are in for a real treat.
The off-duty officer who killed Rekia Boyd is dismissed of all charges, Freddie Gray’s death brings more questions, students in Pennsylvania organize an anti-gay day and more bleak news!
Raising the minimum wage is a critical piece in a complex puzzle of alleviating economic struggle for queer and trans people.
“We need to be included, not persecuted, not targeted, not incarcerated, not discriminated. Release [trans women] from detention TODAY!”