This week, I learned that Kanye had written a proverb when he instructed folks to “shut the fuck up ‘fore I embarrass you.”
While I started getting some hints that I was trans at an early age, my roots didn’t really take hold until I was older. Here are some of the stops along the way.
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.
It took a village to ruin Russia’s stance on gay people, and it’ll take one to save feminism.
“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).”
Gay rights now, belly rubs later.
Autostraddle chatted with Eve Lindley and Ryley Pogensky, two models from “Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters,” about what brought them to the shoot and how it’s keeping them around.
Janet Mock went on The Colbert Report on Tuesday to talk about how the media can treat trans* people with respect. Unfortunately, Piers Morgan didn’t understand the lesson and continued to berate her on twitter.
“An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone’s secrets to spill out.”
We talked with Teagan Widmer about her new site for transgender, intersex, and gender noncomforming folks, and how YOU can help develop the app even further.
Piers Morgan proved once again that the media still has a long way to go when it comes to learning to talk to trans women. He also proved that he has a long way to go when it comes to being a mature twitter user.
“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.”
A new petition asks NARAL and Planned Parenthood to step up to the plate as trans* allies with more inclusive language.
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.
“After DOMA, one would think this would be the best time for activists to shine a light on other issues, such as hate crimes against LGBT people. But that hasn’t proven to be the case, at least in New York.”
While the Senate works out its ridiculous issues, millions of Americans will be waiting for their checks.
Not content with producing a documentary, greeting CeCe McDonald outside of prison and shutting it down on daytime TV, Laverne Cox added signing a book deal to her list of accomplishments in the first half of the first month of 2014.
Search the hashtag #AB1266 on Twitter, and you’ll see what I mean by clusterfuck. It’s a mixture of conservatives, LGBT groups, names of California counties, statistics, and conflicting reports of what’s happened, and what’s next.
Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox were guests on the daytime show “Katie” on Monday. They were asked very awkward questions about their bodies but turned it into an opportunity to talk about real issues.
A #herocrush isn’t romantic or sexual, it’s about people you admire. People you’d love to work with to dismantle systems of oppression. This year most of my #herocrushes happened to be trans women.