After weeks of discussion on the subject, the agency has finally announced it will replace the current lifetime ban with a one-year restriction period for men who sleep with men.
I’m damn furious that six years ago, Nickelodeon was allowed to show a 12-year-old boy kissing a 14-year-old girl and saying “I love you,” but now, they refuse to show a 21-year-old woman do either of those things with her 22-year-old female partner.
But in the end, it’s Asami that Korra holds hands with, Asami that Korra decides to vacation with, Asami who’s there for her in the end, Asami with whom Korra shares lingering glances and momentary intimacies.
“Trans people of color and low income trans people have been struggling and organizing all along, because this is a life or death issue.”
“To be clear, we are not here to change the system. We are here to SHUT IT DOWN.”
“While it is definitely tragic we still have to march, there is something beautiful and hopeful about the fact that I am fighting for [my mom’s] freedom as much as mine, and we’re both out here so that my nephew, who just turned one, hopefully won’t have to march when he grows up.”
ENDA may have died in committee last week, but a bigger, better bill might take its place soon.
In this latest issue, not only do the writers play with some very dangerous transmisogynistic tropes, but they toss Barbara Gordon’s character development out the window and turn her from being the close friend and ally to a trans woman to an outright transphobe.
The FDA is the one politicizing the issue, not the blood organizations and medical associations that support lifting the lifetime ban.
Michigan picks up where Arizona left off and tries to “restore” the right to discriminate based on religious beliefs. Worse yet, the bill has better traction that a bill to protect LGBT residents.
Let’s talk about the ways women, communities and even institutions are responding to the situation in ways that can bring us hope.
Beyoncé is officially the most-nominated female artist ever, Malala Yousafzai (sort of) and Elizabeth Warren can add “Grammy Nominee” to their resumé and lesbian country singer Brandy Clark earns two nominations.
A 9,000 word Rolling Stone piece about rape culture at the University of Virginia is falling apart at the binding as details of its central narrative, the story of a vicious gang rape at a fraternity party, come under scrutiny.
At the very least, some women somewhere are kissing in public and I endorse it for president.
While it’s great that these states are granting trans students rights, Virginia and Minnesota are still putting up a lot of hurdles for potential trans athletes.
Deshawnda Sanchez was only 21 when she was fatally shot after a robbery in Los Angeles. A vigil will be held in her honor tonight.
A Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, a white police officer who choked Eric Garner to death during the summer.
A change to FDA policy matters not just because it is based on sound science and will potentially increase blood donations — it would be a powerful and tangible step away from a culture that criminalized homosexuality and AIDS for decades.
The hit Amazon series is making steps to include more trans women and make it’s stories and characters more authentic.
What do you do when you’ve done everything “right” and you are still mistreated? You take it to the streets. You take your rage and pain and power you make people listen. You burn and you scream and you keep screaming until someone else shows up and offers you a hand.