“I’d been filming Bend It Like Beckham, and I turned up in leather pants and a crop top, and she was a model for a while, and she’d been in Paris shooting something, and she turned up as the boy, so she had a black tie with ripped jeans on.”
“We are surviving. We are resilient. We are creative and resourceful. We have each other’s backs. We don’t want your pity.”
Campuses across the country are hosting events to “tangibly express their commitment to lift the burden of sexual violence from the shoulders of survivors;” you can find an event local to you on the Carry That Weight website. Participants can carry mattresses or pillows to demonstrate solidarity with survivors.
These cases could create radical shifts for the experience of incarcerated LGBT people and they raise important questions about what a justice system better equipped to incarcerate LGBT people might mean for our communities.
Cat Town Cafe, America’s first permanent cat cafe, opened this past weekend, and I can’t stop making horrible cat puns about it.
Susan Summer, the director of constitutional litigation at Lambda Legal, put it simply: “SSA should not be telling widowed lesbians and gay men already grieving the loss of a spouse—‘you live in the wrong state so you don’t get Social Security spousal benefits.'”
Most of the elite Seven Sisters colleges still use convoluted language to exclude trans women from their campuses. Mt Holyoke has bucked the trend, but the rest are still only studying the issue.
“High school and middle school are hard enough as it is. To think about the additional barriers facing these students is pretty heartbreaking, and we all need to stand up and do what we can to move them out of the way.”
Sometimes only an adorable cartoon cat can help you learn to love yourself.
Excitement over tomorrow’s complete box set release has transformed into a frenzy over a new album and tour.
“We have to show them we want them to live. We need to advocate and fight for justice and for resources and for safety for our youth.”
It would have been powerful to see the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, now the National LGBTQ Task Force, get ahead of the political curve with its naming and mission. But what it does next matters more than its acronym.
Not all barriers can be resolved through state-by-state legal protections.
In the Turn is a documentary about a 10-year-old transgender girl who finds acceptance and empowerment in the company of queer roller derby collective, The Vagine Regime.
In “The Devil Wears Land’s End,” Mindy accidentally goes on a date with a lesbian and then her butch girlfriend shows up AND IT’S JULIE GOLDMAN.
It’s peak Pumpkin Spice Latte season but early forecasts predict Polar Vortex 2: Electric Boogaloo and the time to address seasonal dry skin issues is now, not the middle of December when your car is buried under five feet of snow and your plans for the day are “huddle in a ball and hate everything.”
With lots of amazing cosplay photos. Because, seriously, wow.
Half the nation now lets same-sex couples marry, thanks to some Supreme Court shenanigans.
“Genre stories tell us that we can make a better world, that we can stand up for ourselves and for each other.”
At one point Cameron characterizes Chicago as optimistic and Portland as specific and “Same Sex Symbol” perfectly embodies both of those things.