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!
“We’re not freaks, we’re not perverts, we’re just people. I’m worried about my bathroom safety more than anyone else.”
Not content with co-writing a book, being in Time Magazine and meeting people like Bill Clinton and Jennifer Lawrence, all by age 14, Jazz Jennings is now set to take over TV.
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.
Sesame Street, Margaret Cho, trans women in Bangladesh, a playlist, wishes, blue things, anime, Vikki Reich, Elaine Atwell, Thanksgiving dinner thoughts sprinkled with privilege, Arabelle Sicardi, geek girl culture, superiority by way of motherhood, Mean Girls, organ donors, dogs in cars and so very much more!
I emailed my dad, Bruce, and my grandma, Phyllis, and asked if they’d like to have a three-generational conversation inspired by the book. They agreed, and so we all read it and converged on my dad’s house to discuss.
“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!”