Kiesha Jenkins is at least the 20th trans woman murdered in the US this year, and nearly all of them have been Black and/or Latinx.
At one point in my notes I wrote “I’m really happy that they didn’t murder this trans girl,” only to watch her die in the hospital two scenes later. That’s how the whole episode went — any time I would get hopeful, they would let me down again.
A Planned Parenthood government shutdown is stalled for now, Memories Pizza just catered a gay wedding, new report on bisexual visibility at work, and more.
Where “Transparent” succeeds in telling a trans story that’s largely focused on how cis people relate to and see trans people, “This is Me” goes one step further and shows trans people talking to other trans people about their lives and experiences.
Food waste, bootlegs, when you fall for shows on Netflix, Margaret Cho, the motherfucking sage grouse, space whiskey, Patti Smith, it happened to [all of us], fertility treatment, opinions about things, and so much more!
“The photo on your cover or hanging above your article comes next. Go for broke here. Images of hairy legs in high heels or emerging from tutus are classics you can’t go wrong with, like Strauss’ Blue Danube waltz or light summery pastas with basil and garlic. The goal is to suggest that trans women must look like comical parodies of womanhood, like clueless men.”
I’ve got good news for you, from Nepal to Argentina to Scotland and back!
All of the gender neutral bathrooms, tiny dragons, the ultimate gay marriage mic drop, Peoria’s first pride in a long time, and more!
Giant friendship pins, dreaming kittens, perfect hummus, beetles, in-home date nights, boxed wine scandals, cat jenga, remembering 9/11, Roxane Gay, a genius 12 year old, Laura Jane Grace, women shaping dance music, Brittani Nichols is cool, Tami Taylor’s hair and so much more!
Talking with three of the stars of trans-created webseries Her Story about love, representation, staffing a set with trans women and so much more.
The best mom to a trans daughter ever, sweet justice in Kentucky, baby goats, a landmark court ruling for a Mexican trans woman, and more!
Some tip-of-the-iceberg New Orleans/Katrina pieces, Brandi Carlile at Newport Folk, national parks, what even is anything, drunk shopping at Target, hamster on a skateboard, what the drought is doing to native tribes, embalming, sexism in the music industry, Kristin Russo interviews Meredith Graves, infertility treatment disparities, and so much more!
“Why is it that trans women of color have to experience so much violence to remember that they have each other’s back?”
Baby flipping out over a cat, the history of lesbian bars, an Arabelle Sicardi essay, topless rights, Bikini Kill, Amy Winehouse, Campaign Zero, parks in the midwest, and so much more!
Dellal talks about Ray as if he is a girl, and she talks about transitioning as if it’s a costume or an on/off switch. She even uses “she/her” pronouns to talk about Ray and frequently misgenders him.
“What we did was rectification, not vandalism. Those statues are bronze (brown) underneath the layer of white paint -— the symbolism behind that is infuriating.”
Canada’s gonna have a trans woman on a federal ballot, Markie Beth learned to scuba dive just to propose and there’s proof, H&M’s sister company launched a trans-centered campaign, Madonna told Russia to f*ck off and P!nk would like to teach the world to sing a new song for Ellen.
We have learned of the murders of black trans women Kandis Capri, who was killed August 11, and Elisha Walker, whose remains were found Thursday, 10 months after she went missing.
Megan Rapinoe’s engayged, Erika Linder’s staring longingly out windows, a roller derby player became a local treasure, Tama Adrian is trans and running for office in Venezuela, and more big good gay news stories for you!
Monroe, a Black trans woman from Detroit was just twenty when her life was taken away from her.