Black women at the helm of protests, fundraisers to support, gay marriage on tribal lands, Grace Ellis talking about Lumberjanes, the history of jeans in women’s protests, taking up space, a serial killer and the cops that didn’t give a fuck, sex workers, female engineers, rattlesnakes, nanoscale tubes, a dancing baby, the class divide, and so much more!
The journey to finding and deciding on my real name, Melinda Valdivia Rude, took about four years.
“For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.”
Raising the minimum wage is a critical piece in a complex puzzle of alleviating economic struggle for queer and trans people.
Discovery Life will premiere a new documentary series on April 11th about a circle of trans women friends, but the producers dip into cliche a little too much.
Which of these shows featuring trans women are you most excited for?
The Trans 100 list is back to show us a bunch of awesome and inspirational trans women.
Living as an out and visible trans woman isn’t easy, but it’s one of the most rewarding choices I’ve ever made.
Make sure you listen to trans people when they’re not playing music too.
A superhero team with more girls than guys?! And multiple POC?! And multiple queer people?! And they’re teenagers who look, sound and act like teenagers?!
Just so much unresolved brain-work to do re: Monica Lewinsky, losing your child at a museum, a trans character on The Bold and the Beautiful, Legos hurt your feet so damn bad, why can’t Link be a girl, why are we so cool with peanut allergies, why are you so awesome?? And so much more!
“The queer and trans community can’t continue to strip us of our racial oppression, just like the black community can’t solely blame our deaths on our gender identities. We’re targeted for both.”
Really, I’m not sure why we feel like we have to keep on amplifying this fight. A solid two-thirds of trans women are on both sides of this so-called divide. We’re a part of both communities.
Alynda Lee Segarra and Yosi Perlstein chat with us about their new album and new tour — and oh, by the way, you can win tickets to see them!
Your queerness is just in you, feminist art, androgynous fashion by way of Casey Legler, the actuality of being a black trans woman, two marijuana things, K-Cups omg, Big Bird, Brittani Nichols is a genius as always, and so much more!
Not content with co-writing a book, being in Time Magazine and meeting people like Bill Clinton and Jennifer Lawrence, all by age 14, Jazz Jennings is now set to take over TV.
“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.