The GSA is now more inclusive of all genders and sexualities but the Older Americans Act isn’t inclusive of LGBT elders; Islan Nettles’ killer will go to prison for 12 years; progress on Merrick Garland’s confirmation, a congresswoman crusading against online harassment and more.
When Lumberjanes is at its best, like in these issues, it’s not only one of the best queer comic books out there, but it’s also one of the best fantasy comics, one of the best comedy comics, one of the best adventure comics and definitely one of the best all-ages comics.
I’ve loved princess stories ever since I was a little kid. However, being a fat, queer Latina, I often had a hard time seeing myself in these stories that I loved so much. That’s where Katie O’Neill and her comic Princess Princess Ever After comes in.
There’s more anti-trans legislation this year like never before a new report says, what happened with Hillary and Bernie in Nevada, a Yelp employee was fired after penning an open letter to her CEO about her unlivable wages, anti-gay protestors showed up at the Arizona high school where two teen girls died in a murder-suicide, and more news!
A U.S. army veteran and her partner were sentenced to 20 years for an unfounded drug charge, what the hell is going on with the Supreme Court, a rundown of last week’s Republican and Democratic debates, two teen girls in a relationship died in a murder-suicide and more news.
Through rule-breaking, more than one unauthorized hot air balloon flight, and a lot of other creative and brave attempts at escape, (RE)Sisters reveals truths about what we know, but may not always be able to say: that we are itching to break free of the implicit and explicit confines the white supremacist, patriarchal, heterosexist, cissexist, ableist, imperialist world puts on us.
I think she’s being the most supportive—and she’s exactly what you want in a best friend, because she’s in your corner and she’s supporting you as a whole person. She’s giving you some solid advice here—this is a bad idea. It is. Darling, this is a terrible idea.
While I’ve been busy writing about the Autostraddle Comic Awards and what comics you should buy for the holidays, an entire Lumberjanes storyline happened!
As long as queer kids are taking their own lives, as long as young lesbians are told that their crushes on other girls are just fleeting feelings that all straight girls have and as long as trans girls as young as age 6 are treated as sexual deviants who shouldn’t be allowed to use the bathroom, we’re going to need representation in all-ages media.
The names of the main characters, Nic and Battle, were gender neutral enough that I projected heterosexuality onto them, not yet knowing that gay YA lit was something even there to be looked for.
A trans cheerleader with a badass story, a policy shift that will help LGBT refugees, marriage equality in Ireland, big news from Tig Notaro, cuties with kittens, and more!
A Barbie ad that stirs my heart, new dress code policies in Puerto Rico that keep LGBT kids safe and happy, Staceyann Chin’s tiny but badass feminist daughter, good news for trans Girl Guides, and MORE!
We’re participating in GLSEN’s Ally Week and talking about how K-12 educators can become better allies to the LGBT youth in their schools.
We’re teaming up with GLSEN for Ally Week! Let’s look at how we can be better allies to LGBTQ youth.
“Jo’s trans identity was just another integral part of her character, and it developed very naturally — she was a leader, she was VERY passionate about being a Lumberjane, she was also trans.”
“Families are the most predictive of well-being, but families are still not seen as important as peers and community support services,” said Dr. Caitlin Ryan.
In this very special Drawn to Comics we get to announce Cathy G. Johnson’s new book about a misfit middle school girls’ soccer team and talk about the upcoming queer paranormal romance anthology The Other Side!
Gorgeous photos of diverse queer people, black intersectional womanist feminism, Whoopi and Hannah, lady inventor, nail salons in NYC are fucked, what Trina taught you, Hillary, pollen, an inordinate number of greeting card talk, spiders, Whole Foods, bones, crying, witches, ice cream cones three times, Janelle Monae, Mx. and so much more!
The off-duty officer who killed Rekia Boyd is dismissed of all charges, Freddie Gray’s death brings more questions, students in Pennsylvania organize an anti-gay day and more bleak news!
A trans woman wins her lawsuit against her former discriminatory employer, a Wiccan priestess leads the Iowa legislature in prayer, law enforcement has killed at least 5,600 people since 2000 and more news stories!