“These poems are middle fingers to the law, to the man, to history, to the future, to the people who continue to fight us for our lives.”
Discovery Life will premiere a new documentary series on April 11th about a circle of trans women friends, but the producers dip into cliche a little too much.
“Anyhow, I put this binder on, and after the initial struggle that always comes with putting on a thing that fits as tightly as binders should fit, I felt — nothing. The binder felt like nothing. THE BINDER FELT LIKE NOTHING, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
Bodystockings: ridiculous or sexy? Turns out they’re a little of both.
“Hopefully because this dialogue is happening and we feel like we’re on the cusp of this conversation, people will understand how complex it is and how the survivor has no obligation to be what anyone wants them to be.”
“In ANCIENT FUTUREs, we see queers shaping their own realities. It’s a vulnerable moment to have in such a public place. It is anxiety-inducing and paralyzing. It is exhilarating, rewarding, life-giving, but in the end, it is a risk.”
You know when you were bored in middle school math and you just pressed +1 on a calculator for half an hour? Have I got a game for you!
Nancy Kates’ new documentary, now airing on HBO, is a portrait of the queer woman who made knowledge sexy.
This past week I saw both Interstellar and Theory of Everything. One was really good and the other reminded me of all the bad space movies I’ve ever seen.
The first week I had the Stronic Drei, I spent about ten hours in bed with it.
Hotline is a film about listening as healing work. In this world where we see life through a filter-washed snap posted to Instagram and Facebook, it may take talking to a complete stranger to be heal the isolation and disconnection we are all susceptible to.
The Bootie is the perfect beginner butt plug. Also it’s really cute.
Chicago’s feminist sex shop has published a well-written guide to getting down for trans women and their partners, written by Rebecca Kling.
The We-Vibe 4, “the couple’s vibrator,” has queer potential.
This extraordinary photojournalism project highlights young queer lives and stories.
This glass dildo from Fucking Sculptures is incredibly thoughtful and incredibly gorgeous.
The Dominix is a light, incredibly stingy PVC flogger that feels deceptively basic but leaves excellent marks.
“But just when you think you know where it’s going, the story turns. What emerges is a series feels less like a ‘transgender comedy’ and more like a distinctive TV show that just has a bunch of trans casting. And while aspects of transition are covered, they occupy a more background role. For instance, Sam and Sü discussing living plans over black market electrolysis, or a shot of mail-order hormones.”
Bondara’s Silicone Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator is f-cking adorable — take that however you please.
“The Messiah Complex is radical because it takes on concepts of beauty, class differences, gender roles, and navigates love and life in a trans or gender-nonconforming body, all within a Black context. Never before have I seen so many nuanced themes in an all Black cast.”