People surviving street harassment around the world have options. Who knew! 200 plus pages of options, in fact. But one truth remains: all the laws and policies around street harassment haven’t made it disappear.
A federal appeals court ruled today that the bans on same-sex marriage in four states are constitutional. Today’s decision means SCOTUS will have to make a decision on marriage equality.
Our favorite queer-friendly country singer is back at it!
While men of all colors perpetrate street harassment, addressing it in communities of color calls for specific intra-community solutions rather than broad condemnations of male privilege.
Often, trans people are treated as little more than curiosities. Even when they lose their lives to hate crimes and other violence, they are rarely treated as more than clickbait.
Nearly 40% of women surveyed had fantasized about getting it on with another woman. Also have you noticed that the sky is especially blue today?
When will Hillary Clinton step in and save us from this doom?
Mey was featured on HLN last Friday! Check out her interview here.
Maybe there’s a new Beyoncé album about to drop out of the sky? Maybe not, but there’s a mysterious track list for Volume 2 making the rounds…
“The site will be a source for news from all Network members on the front lines of the struggle to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth!”
“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.