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!
Tina Belcher, Hero Cat, a t-shirt you’ll probably like, rape culture at its finest, Ava DuVernay’s snub, indigenous women of Canada, Janet Mock interview, CeCe McDonald interview, is self-care ruining your relationships?, a super fucking logical thing re: kids and nutrition, Stevie Nicks, your hat, and so much more!
Let’s talk about what it means to be an ally to the transgender community, and for trans people to be allies to one another.
A blast from the (lesbian, not-so-far) past, three really helpful and also adorable dogs, Miles learning about love from his two moms, religious people not sucking, a gay priest in Ireland, unconditional love, and Skellie the basic bitch skeleton are here to make things cheery as f*ck.
The first batch of good news out of 2015 includes Ari Fitz on ElixHER’s cover, a cricket engaygement, badass queers in Uganda, Amber Rose’s approval, marriage equality spreading around the world in under 80 days, and kittens playing with tiny trucks.
This Sunday there’s revolutionary love in Ferguson, a Marcel the Shell serenade session, 14 famous trans women on the cover of Candy, and absolutely no time for men’s questions. Also, JANET MOCK IS ENGAGED!
Queer and trans women of color living life, how to pet a cat, women punching people, grownup tomboy style, Everyone IS Gay, Brittani Nichols made them all that way, you can buy music, the Trans 100, abortions, a shitbag man got fired, poison, #pdxcarpet, turtles, marijuana, what I’m wearing this weekend.
So you’ve recently come out to your family, and it’s the first time you’ve been to holigay dinner since it happened. Autostraddle is here to help you through it.
“To be clear, we are not here to change the system. We are here to SHUT IT DOWN.”
I’m sorry we didn’t hang out on Monkey Day!
Same-sex couples are statistically proven to be bonded for life, an otter finds home for the first time, and a bunch of UK queers upgrade their love in this week’s good news roundup.
While data is technically — partially — protected from search by the Fourth Amendment, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that our right to privacy is not always honored by law enforcement.