The best stories fuck us up and force us to put ourselves back together in a new configuration.
When we hear about legislation like the 2014 Farm Bill, we don’t and we won’t hear the mainstream media talking about queer people.
“QEJ will always be a philosophy. If you are a queer, you can be for economic justice. …You don’t have to have a 501(c)(3).”
It’s easy to be enraged by these kind of tweets and statuses but it’s really just lazy journalism that obscures the real issues.
“I’ve always been like, ‘Love myself? How the heck am I supposed to do that?’ I believe, now, I’m starting to understand a little bit of what it means.”
“Have we ever been on a plane, train or bridge while saying or thinking the word Muhammad?”
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.
It is important to defend human rights and to speak out against human rights violations around the world. However, to talk about anti-gay legislation internationally, we need to talk about a history of white supremacy that brought homophobia and anti-LGBTQ legislation to various countries.
“Oh, wait, so you’re not dressing in a mass-produced stereotypical ‘Native’ costume, and instead were just dressing as one of the most racist caricatures depicting an Indigenous person in the history of American cinema?”
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.”