“One morning, while I was applying my new lighter makeup, I accidentally put too much banana powder on which created a shroud of ashy yellow veil all around the center of my face. I stopped and stared back at my reflection. I looked absolutely foolish. Here I was relishing in this depigmentation of my beautiful ebony skin that I no longer looked like myself.”
Why it’s so hard to prove a civil rights crime, Angela Davis, print on a t-shirt using the sunshine, Issa Rae, nothing is scarier than a black trans woman with a degree, Miranda July and Lorrie Moore, a female iron worker, a queer feminist pops her Sleater-Kinney cherry, ladies on landlines, a lesbian kiss on South Korean TV, cellar spiders in my kitchen and SO. MUCH. MORE.
Also, Monica Jones walks free, gay couples get sick leave like everyone else, a dog so excited he can’t deal with it, a pygmy goat that will follow you to work, The Fosters on The View, and an update about my general well-being!
The web series, which premiered Thursday, will give the queer community space to tell its own stories about gender, sexuality and more.
Doulas aren’t just for rich white folks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t going anywhere, where are all the women hermits, even more on the Google View-Master because I’m obsessed, plus other cool neat rad stories you’ll appreciate on some level!
Also, a Cruella De Vil reference for the ages! And animals cuddling other animals! AND DID I MENTION LARRY ISN’T COMING BACK TO OITNB.
The federal housing authority is directing its assistance programs to respect clients’ gender identities, prioritizing their safety in single-sex shelters.
Another black queer woman erased from history, Tina Belcher dancing with Sleater-Kinney in her bedroom, Jessica Williams knows what’s up, JNCO Jeans, and so much more!!
Also, Queen Elizabeth thinks you’re wonderful. Yes, you!
Crows understand analogies, IKEA has emojis, John Stewart should be replaced by a woman, dying on Facebook is a little better now, Helen Keller on mansplaining, and so much more!
Proud was only 21 when she was murdered.
There’s a butterfly living in a posh bathroom on a bed of moss, street harassment in Mexico, Janet Mock being amazing, Tom Tom magazine is cool and has a drum school, take me with you to this music festival please, and a Golden Girls valentine! Also other things! My brain is potatoes today how are you doing?
Sometimes, it can be hard to parse out exactly why queer and trans people have such a hard time getting by while the headlines would suggest we are advancing by leaps and bounds. On January 23rd and 24th, queer and trans people converged in New York City for the Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies Conference to explore how the struggle for queer and trans justice and liberation is inextricably linked to struggles for economic, racial, immigrant, disability and reproductive justice.
Doctor Who as Lego, KStew as yr gf, science about making a baby with two other people, cats in boxes, sex and menstruation (!!!), reheat your pizza like a fucking pro please, and so much more!
Image titles like The Wicked + The Divine, Rat Queens, Trees, and Shutter are showing that trans characters just make great comics even greater.
Lip Smackers, Black Brunch, TLC, your period, Taylor Swift, the cops don’t give a fuck, I’m sorry we don’t have a Haim tag, a review of “Girlhood,” a lack of nacho cheese, Julia Nunes being acoustic, Missy Elliot being perfect and so much more!
The women activists of #BlackLivesMatter, anal bronzing, Rachel Maddow, a week of being harassed on twitter, douchebags catcalling their own mothers, Google is not a library, the whiteness of voices in public radio, I think Modern Farmer is going to be ok, teenage brains, and more!
“That’s the reason having a platform matters so much to me. Violence against trans women of color gets shoved under the rug so often, and there’s no accountability.”
Dolly Parton, Ellen’s new design show, like fifteen stories about cats, misandry, women on submarines and so much more!
Kate McKinnon as Bieber, dogs made for hugging, the aforementioned dino facts, TLC’s kickstarter, Tori Amos covers, the Trans Leadership Exchange and so! Much! More!