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.
This shit is bogus and fucked up.
It’s been a big summer for South and Southeast Asia when it comes to LGBT/queer news. The most important aspect of this news, however, is that it was reported at all.
“Burka Avenger,” Pakistan’s first original animated TV series, features a female superhero who’s sparked a debate about whether her burqa disguise is “cool or conformist.” Why is this still the issue about Muslim women?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took a big step into the present by selecting its first ever African-American president and third woman president.
“A phrase that often arises in this movement is “ni de aqui, ni de alla,” (neither from here nor there), and it speaks to the ability we seek as queer immigrants to define home as we choose, whether in a geographic sense, within our communities, or a gendered sense, within our bodies.”
“[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.”
“I am black, but rendered invisible within most mainstream LGBT movements. I am gay and have been ostracized by the homophobia of other black people.”
It’s important to be super fucking aware of why this show resonates so deeply with people, and I wanna know what y’all think. [SPOILER ALERT: all the spoilers]
“We know something now that we didn’t always know before: we are not alone.”
The struggles of queer and trans* people are no less important than the struggles of gay people, and if they move forward without us, they are not moving forward at all.