Sometimes, it can be hard to parse out exactly why queer and trans people have such a hard time getting by while the headlines would suggest we are advancing by leaps and bounds. On January 23rd and 24th, queer and trans people converged in New York City for the Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies Conference to explore how the struggle for queer and trans justice and liberation is inextricably linked to struggles for economic, racial, immigrant, disability and reproductive justice.
Avoiding the saccharine but remaining sweet, & Other Stories chose models Eden Clark and Lizzie Tovell as the faces of a subtle Valentine’s day campaign.
Something to make your day a little bit brighter.
Mike Huckabee says he tolerates your gayness like he tolerates your love of cheap Cabernet. But the weddings and bacon-wrapped shrimp are a bridge too far.
Selfridges will be hosting a six week, non-gender specific shopping experience from March 12 until the end of April.
“In the wake of a national conversation about police violence and systemic racism that centers around the recent murders of black men, Jessie’s death is an awful reminder that police violence certainly affects Latin@ and LGBT communities.”
People shared stories of discrimination, bullying and fear of oppression and why they just want to be free to be themselves in their home state.
Say their names: Lamia Beard. Ty Underwood. Goddess Edwards. May they rest in power.
“Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, transmisogyny, ESP, bisexuals, spirit photography, the feminist movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster, and the theory of Gender as a Social Construct?”
On January 27th, activists from around the country will converge on Jacksonville and in their home cities to stand in solidarity with Alexander on the day of her release and bring visibility to women who have been targeted for their resilience and survival.
“We recognize that not even a Black President will pronounce our truths. We must continue the task of making America uncomfortable about institutional racism. Together, we will re-imagine what is possible and build a system that is designed for Blackness to thrive.”
“Last night President Obama addressed the nation on a number of pressing issues ranging from Instagram to middle-class economics to the fact that climate change exists.”
Seriously Carrie Brownstein could tell me to buy her dinner and I’d be like “No problem Carrie Brownstein. I’m a little tight for cash right now but you get that steak tartare.”
Alternative forms of protest are necessary to make activism accessible. Sometimes, they’re even more effective at creating change than a permitted march.
The youth work group LGBT Youth North West just received a grant to take over the Joyce Layland LGBT Centre in Manchester and determine the feasibility of opening a school specifically for LGBT students.
Just one month into the new year, lawmakers across the country are introducing bills to erode LGBT rights any way they can.
Statements and changes on a number of important fronts came from the Attorney General and from Rikers Island this week.
The Supreme Court will decide on the constitutionality of marriage equality rights sometime this summer.
Studies like this are vital, even if they all say the same depressing thing, because they force people to confront the real impacts of biphobia and discrimination.
Victims/survivors in general are expected to seek help from law enforcement to escape from abusive relationships, but the police are sometimes the most dangerous and threatening forces in the lives of marginalized folks, even those who have an abusive partner, friend, or relative. For that reason, community support is central to assisting victims and survivors of domestic violence.