In my last installment of Rebel Girls, I briefed you on some of the badass glass ceiling crashers currently serving in office who are queer as f*ck. These six women came before them.
Escúchame for Orlando is “a place for queer Latinxs to come together and let our voices be heard about the massacre in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. This is an anonymous space because whether you’re out to the whole world, or just to yourself, you deserve to be heard.”
Here are just a few of the many, many LGBTQ Latinxs in our community who are speaking up and speaking out to make sure that queer Latinxs are not erased.
If we allow gun violence to continue blighting communities of color, we have failed. But if we enact gun control measures that aid the police state in criminalizing Black and brown bodies, we have also failed.
“She was very loved, and was very kind,” her co-worker told a New Orleans newspaper. “And that’s what makes this more difficult. In addition to losing a friend, we lost an LGBT leader.”
Seven women of color were killed this weekend at Pulse in Orlando and these are their stories.
Now, more than ever, in the climate we’re in, our stories need to be told. And our stories include loving, joy, revolution, dancing, crying, raging, surviving, and so, so much more. We have so much to tell, and it’s so important that we do.
A road trip which happens to coincide with the occasion of Prince’s death and the release of “Lemonade.”
As far too often happens, she was misgendered in death, with news reports using her birth name and incorrect pronouns, even when reporting that she was a transgender woman. Misgendering trans women like this continues and supports the violence that so many of us face.
“Why some people mean? One income that isn’t a livable wage plus racism will do that to you, and you can’t imagine the rage until you’ve lived it.”
Patreon is sort of like a virtual tip jar, or a Kickstarter that keeps on going each month, and it lets you support all your favorite creators so that you can let them know you appreciate them and so that they can keep doing what they do.
“I missed my father’s last years staying true to my promise to myself and here I was, here I am, home again. Begging favors. Needing help. Leaning on a momma who long ago put down her belt.”
The stories of 10 American women who fundamentally altered history simply by showing up and working like hell — in their own words.
“Sidetrack is a show largely about my life and my experiences, because after years of watching so much television that erased me, I just wanted to write myself in.”
Shante Thompson, a Houston native and Black trans woman, was shot along with a man named Willie Sims late last night and was pronounced dead at the scene.
This profile of the queer black women shaping Chicago’s Black Lives Matter movement is required reading, nature sounds, Star Wars, don’t be an asshole, abortions, hiking, paid parental leave, lesbian teen gets kicked out of McDonald’s, farm tools, Pennsylvania’s got you, and so very much more!
I remember the day I found out that Ilana from Broad City wasn’t biracial. I Googled around until I found evidence that there were others like me: biracial girls who felt a little bit incredulous; just a hair shy of betrayed. To this day I haven’t been able to convince whatever part of my brain that initially projected that identity onto her to unclench.
India Beaty, a queer black woman, was fatally shot by Virginia police for carrying a replica handgun, bombs in Brussels kill at least 31 people, a new study finds Canadian LGB people have chronic stress and drink heavily, The Bronx Trans Collective opens and more news!
“I identify as a Black, lesbian woman, and outside of that, I ain’t got no answers.”
Have you all heard about this thing,”Hamilton?” I think it might be a play of some sort, perhaps something involving song and dance as well. People seem to really like it! Brittani Nichols has a podcast about it, in fact, and I demand you listen to it right meow.