The best stories fuck us up and force us to put ourselves back together in a new configuration.
This epic megapost is your glorious opportunity to meet 100 amazing black LGBT women who’ve made their mark over the last 150 years.
“As this Black History Month winds down, let’s remember that reclaiming histories is not a one-shot deal. Let’s take time to be thankful for these lesbians who kept it queer and kept it real.”
My family used to joke that only white people need therapy. Meanwhile, white academics told me that African-Americans merely fabricated ungrounded stigma around psychiatric help. No one ever tells you that the healthcare system is sick.
“Have we ever been on a plane, train or bridge while saying or thinking the word Muhammad?”
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.
Many fans had their faith in Ani DiFranco restored today when she finally said “I’m sorry” — while many fans lost faith in much of Ani’s fanbase, who continue insisting she did nothing wrong.
“I have always been a traveler, particularly as an immigrant and as a person with family hailing from Venezuela to Dominica to South India, ‘home’, ‘family’ and ‘belonging’ have always been complicated concepts.”
Ani DiFranco was gonna host a songwriting retreat at a plantation! Yup. A PLANTATION. Here’s what happened when her fans found out about that.
“Form-fitting feels different than tailored and my form is something I’m super protective of — so why the fuck did I decide to wear leggings today?”
For queer women of color, intersectionality isn’t just a “concept” or a “framework” for theorists to use for mind exercise — it’s a lived experience.
I am not crazy; I am simply black, and queer, and butch, and transcultural, and therefore alone.
Why can’t every social justice organization be more like these guys?
Marvel and DC Comics added some much needed diversity by debuting a teenage Muslim girl from New Jersey as Ms. Marvel and a new First Nations superhero. But where are the women of color on screen?
National Geographic photo series shows the diversity of multiracial people in America today.
“I am afraid help will come too late to someone in my life. I am afraid that closets become coffins.”
Fifty years ago today, an estimated quarter-million people gathered in the nation’s capitol for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Islan Nettles and Domonique Newburn, two African-American trans* women, were brutally murdered within a week of each other. This is just the latest in a trend of horrific violence against trans* women of color.
The studios are trying to pass on a pilot by a queer woman of color about a queer woman of color and her friends. Surprise surprise. Watch ‘Twenties’ now to show your support.
This shit is bogus and fucked up.