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.
Pell grants for prisoners, a nihilist’s guide to gratitude, Yellowstone is pretty at night, cats and yoga but mostly cats, go hiking, chipotle child-speak, (even more) things to do with menstrual blood, and so much more!
A man who hears colors, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl in a trailer, a freebleeding marathon runner who is my personal hero, male musicians described as female musicians would be, unpaid emotional labor, an interview with the creators of the Gender Is Over tee, Ellen Page’s new movie and so very much more!
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Her murder reminds us of just how little society values the lives of black trans women.
A period playlist, talk of snapdragons, men, carefree black girls, the myth of the ethical shopper, racism around the globe, what kind of drunk are you though?, catcalls, pictures of New Zealand’s queer scene, queer muslims, and so much more!
Meet the first lesbian couple to marry in Puerto Rico, rewatch Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPYs speech, pet a sea bunny, celebrate Ramadan with your chosen family, check out what the Ali Forney center did with that donation from Bea Arthur, and then get a f*cking job because the EEOC wants to protect you from your potential employer’s bullsh*t while you do.
“As a trans woman, I’m pretty willing to watch most movies about or featuring trans women, and I’ve been waiting to fall in love with one of them for a long, long time. I came close when I saw Gun Hill Road, but in the end, I was really just enamored with Harmony Santana’s performance. It wasn’t until I saw Tangerine that I really felt butterflies.”
So many things for you to read with your eyeballs and your brains!
It will take time. It will take a lot of patience. It will be worth it.
”Girl Scouts is for every girl,” said council CEO Megan Ferland. ”And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to.”