“In May of 2013, Monica Jones became one of the people arrested by Project ROSE; the charge was “manifesting prostitution” for accepting a ride home to her neighborhood from men who turned out to be undercover cops. This week, Jones was found guilty, and faces the possibility of serving time in a men’s prison as a trans woman.”
CeCe McDonald, Dean Spade and Reina Gossett are coming together to make a series of videos and an event on April 21 centering around discussions about the prison-industrial complex and how to survive the violent atmosphere it creates.
“The report reads like it comes from someone who just recently encountered the idea that sexual assault is a problem on college campuses, and was told to solve it in the most economically efficient way possible… “This is some bullshit,” an advocate told me anonymously.”
The criminal justice system in the United States is a fucked up institution that is every kind of -ist you can think of. Lots of people are working to fight it.
“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.”
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.
“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.
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.
“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?”
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.
This week, Cohen asserts “people with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman…” who “used to be a lesbian.” WOW!
There is now data that suggests viewers are more likely to watch shows with racially diverse casts and writing staffs. Imagine that.
“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.”
This shit is bogus and fucked up.
A look at the stories behind the stories and the humans behind the characters and the numbers behind those stories in everybody’s favorite lezalicious prison dramedy.
“[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.”
On what Obama said (and didn’t say) this morning when he surprised everybody with a speech expanding on his thoughts about the Trayvon Martin ruling.
“We know something now that we didn’t always know before: we are not alone.”