Here are some things you need to know from a report that details the inhumane treatment faced by LGBTQ people currently detained in the U.S. and the fight to resist these massive injustices.
“Many police practices may be useful for fighting crime — preventive detention or coerced confessions, for example — but because they are unconstitutional they cannot be used, no matter how effective.”
“[My queer white friends] don’t know why it’s such a big deal for them to not do any of the stupid and obviously illegal things they tend to do if I’m the one behind the wheel.”
POC Zine Project presents a massive list of zines, plus info on where you can get them and so much more. Zines for days!
“We know something now that we didn’t always know before: we are not alone.”
Some things we read and saw on the internet on #trayvon and race in America.
There’s a “Mean Girls” spoof, Ellen Page juggling, Wanda Sykes balling and our ancestors being super gay in this week’s video party.
A new report on the well-being of LGBT people of color reveals the disparities they face and recommends solutions that we can be a part of.
This groundbreaking film festival is part of Outfest and runs March 22-23rd in Los Angeles. Even if you can’t attend, check out the film descriptions and maybe you’ll see something to keep an eye on in case a screening comes to your town!
To be a rebel is to stand defiantly and purposefully in the face of something. It’s not defiance for its own sake: it’s a war cry into the darkness.
“The only way that we as queer and trans* activists can fight against homophobia and transphobia as it impacts the most vulnerable members of our community is through working in coalition with other social justice groups to fundamentally change and dismantle these unjust systems.”
I bought tiny dreamcatcher earrings from a Navajo woman when I recently drove through Navajo Nation on a road trip. Am I unconsciously promoting cultural appropriation because I like the way webs and feathers look dangling from my ears?
“When I see lesbian couple after lesbian couple with not only matching haircuts and clothes but matching skin colours, I feel alone.”
A new report published by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force looks at language and accessibility for APIA trans* and genderqueer individuals.
“We never ask young people what they are willing to sacrifice to make the world better and that’s one of the biggest problems in this country.”
Three former Wet Seal managers are taking the company to court because of its seemingly explicit top-down discrimination policy against black employees. Their lawyer, the same man who represented the plaintiffs against Wal-Mart, is hopeful that his clients will win.
A church whose mantra is “Church Unusual.”
“Although this question is usually totally offensive, it’s interesting to think that it can actually mean something.”