Ever wonder what happens when you put a bunch of queer folks in a room and tell them to get shit done? Here’s my recap of the IvyQ 2014 Conference and a few things I learned along the way.
‘Tis the season to give back, so consider Autostraddle your Queer Charity Matchmaker. We’ve put together a list of some of the best North American charities whose missions focus on the LGBTQ community.
Keep an eye out for the queers on the tour, and let them know you’re here!
Greta Melendez and Lily Cohen are the latest in a month of queer homecoming winners and a much longer line of kids battling for the right to wear tiaras in public while gay.
“I knew transitioning was possible, but I didn’t know someone under the age of 40 could do it.”
This video is for you, homeslice.
Once again, 24-hour news networks let us down by giving a stage to bigots and showing that the only things they know about trans* people are outdated transphobic stereotypes.
In a major victory for transgender youth, California passes law giving trans* students equal protection, opportunities and access in public schools.
Despite the fact that LGBT youth comprise a disproportionate amount of the youth homeless population, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act currently does not contain language or requirements to specifically protect this vulnerable population.
“I mostly ignored the emails, as anyone with an overflowing inbox does. But this subject line caught my eye: Boys in the girls locker room, legally? WTF?! Maybe now is a good time to mention that I identify and visibly present as genderqueer.”
A new study purports that gay boys in homophobic environments pour their attentions into their studies and sports instead. Why is this, and does this apply to queer girls too?
New Jersey is on the verge of banning damaging conversion therapy from being practiced on those under the age of 18 – the legislation is being put to the vote in the state Senate after waltzing through the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee with a 7-1 vote in favor of the ban.
A mom turned to an internet message board to ask how she should handle the fact that her daughter is a lesbian and people actually responded and gave great advice. Then we wanted to give some advice, too.
Ash Beckham takes down the use of “that’s so gay” as a pejorative. We all clap and cheer because that’s what we’ve been trying to say and she says it so excellently! Four for you, Ash. Four for you.
Russia’s new lesbian magazine, Kansas’ proud gay parental unit, and women working harder than men. Again.
22. You can’t decide if you want to be or do your Confirmation saint.
Zines for gender-neutral kids, unschooling kids, kids and their parents, and totally Wild Children. BAM.
A Floridian teacher stands up for her lesbian student, is blamed for student’s sexuality.
“If you’re reading this and are currently in love with a tiny place that hasn’t loved you back yet, I want you to know that this is okay.”
“I want there to be more books like The Education of Queenie McBride, and I want there to be more teens able to access them.”