“To be clear, we are not here to change the system. We are here to SHUT IT DOWN.”
The proposed law would put three parental options on birth certificates, allowing same-sex couples to be listed as their children’s parents.
“This is a regulation that the New York State Department of Health has the power to change. It’s discriminatory and has direct consequences for our community members.”
#TransHealthcareNOW reminds New Yorkers that trans people need real action.
The DapperQ Fashion Show, is an act of revolt. It’s a fist in the air for dykes, queer people, gender neutral people, trans people, all the fucking fabulous beautiful people to shout We belong here and We will create our own spaces.
“9. A poster of Greg Sestero from The Room in his underwear, holding a football, autographed to me.”
I hope in a couple generations, kids look at us like we are insane when we tell them about the current state of health care in this country. For trans people, especially trans women of color, the picture is particularly dire.
“After DOMA, one would think this would be the best time for activists to shine a light on other issues, such as hate crimes against LGBT people. But that hasn’t proven to be the case, at least in New York.”
As we continue into 2014, it is still essential that we remain vigilant to uterus-havers’ rights to abortion across the country.
Marimacho is having their 2014 Spring/ Summer Collection runway show and New York Fashion Week debut! Come gawk at the hot runway bois and then dance with me at the after party!
Poet and playwright Staceyann Chin and queer folk-pop duo Anna/Kate are performing at the Women Center Stage Festival this Friday night!
Some may call this need for speed insanity, others call it energy. I’m not sure how I feel because…feelings? Who has time for feelings?
“When you’re surrounded by so many queers celebrating queer, you feel normal by default.”
I thought, “Hey New York, just cause you wear these cool designer bridges across your rivers and you’ve got some graffiti on your interesting architecture, doesn’t mean I have to like you, okay?” But I do like New York in spite of myself.
How many worlds can you fit per square mile?
Free cocktails, a workshop on kink, and YOU. NYC, June 20. See you there.
Parties and fundraisers and other exciting things happening in New York this June.
Who was I to even want these things that I wanted? Who was I to ask for them? I was open, naked: This is me. This is what I want. I need your help.
What are you doing tomorrow night? You should go meet new literary-minded LGBTQ individuals and enjoy a fancy cocktail with Jeanne Thornton, OR Books, Volume 1 Brooklyn and Autostraddle at The Dalloway.
New York has histories and politics etched deep into the subway lines it could take me a lifetime to study; so I start by studying the woman seated across from me.