Everything you could ever want to read is in this link roundup. Everything! Almost everything.
By the time straight women of the second wave had caught up to the times, queer women had already f*cked up their movement — and built one all their own.
Her murder reminds us of just how little society values the lives of black trans women.
The Same Difference takes the lid off of the many boxes that we as a community put ourselves into in respect to gender.
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!
“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.”
Documentary films. Policy initiatives. Direct action. These 20 activists are doing it all to save the world — and they’re Autostraddle readers just like you!
“She has done it longer and better than any active athlete in America. She has done it all by herself. She has done it right in the middle of a perfect storm misogyny and racism. And she is showing no signs of slowing down.”
So many things for you to read with your eyeballs and your brains!
Phoebe Robison is a “comic, writer, and connoisseur of all things brignorant.” (That’s a combination of brilliant and ignorant). Phoebe has appeared on Last Comic Standing, Broad City, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
The Supreme Court will rehear cases on strict abortion laws in Texas and affirmative action, the KKK will hold a rally on the South Carolina statehouse grounds, Bree Newsome is awesome and more news stories.
U.S. Immigration officials announced they’ll allow detainees to be housed in facilities that match their gender identity. While this announcement sounds good, many think it will have minimal effect on the lives of actual trans detainees.
A gorgeous Jennicet Gutierrez poster to support the Trans Liberation Movement, women-directed horror films to scare the shit out of you, black-owned hair and cosmetic companies you can buy from, I’m turning AS into a Kristin Russo fansite I guess, beyond marriage equality with Nicolette Mason, Virginia Woolf, and so much more!
In today’s good news, Bree smashes the confederacy, Laverne Cox gets a good look at herself, Lily Tomlin is all “oh by the way I’VE BEEN MARRIED ALL ALONG” and the women of the World Cup give us some thighlights to think about for the day. I also threw some adorable couples celebrating the gay marriage ruling, some landmarks going rainbow because of the gay marriage ruling, and some of Antonin Scalia’s tears in here just because I love you.
Support SNAPSHOT, the queer love story that focuses on Women of Color and amazing, totally consensual sex! We’re the love interests, the doms, the desirable ones and we are in control of our narratives. Shine Louise Houston is giving us the goods.
An article titled “Brew Tang Clan”, bees, headbanging, vegetarian fast food, sciency women on the $10, OITNB IRL, two separate pieces on menstruation (you’re welcome), yogurt and lesbians pissing off conservative moms, Gabby Rivera being brilliant, LGBT teachers dealing with bullshit, and so much more!
“I know that our story is the story of so many others, and I want those people to know that they’re not alone, and that they do have the right to fight back.”
“Now more than ever, I think it’s important to say alabanza to those who were slain, to lift their names up in prayer and to remind those of us still living that Black lives do matter — they’ve always mattered and will always matter.”
“While 13.5 million viewers tune into the Women’s World Cup for the next few weeks, watching as the global elite female soccer players battle it out for the title of “Best in the World,”the New Generation Queens practice. On a field of dry brown grass in Zanzibar, a remote island off the coast of Tanzania, they are solemn, focused, and fearless.”
Queer writer/performer Diona Reasonover talks about the time before she was on TBS’s new comedy, Clipped. A time when she almost cruked (which is what she calls it when someone gets so upset they cry and puke).