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).
Drop into the Speakeasy Salon for advice on love, to show off your fresh shape-up, or to just trade some jokes with your people. And if you missed your appointment, we’ve got some highlights and QTPOC cuties right in here waiting for you!
So your white gf used a grossly inaccurate stereotype about your entire ethnicity/race to make a point? COOL. Let’s talk about it.
“I’m so tired of our stories being saturated in death and martyrdom. What’s lacking in the way our stories are told by the media is our joy. This is an entire show where we’re sharing laughter. That’s heart medicine.”
I’m bringing it way back to Selena’s first album with old school Tejano music and cumbias, a few of her English songs (one that has that Paula Abdul 80s/90s swag) and some of her mariachi songs.
“We’re here on our own terms; we’re not waiting around for the colonial gaze to acknowledge us. In so many spaces, we are pushed out, marginalized – but actually, really, we have a lot of collective power.”
The QTPOC Speakeasy is throwing a house party/pajama jam on Mt. Feelings and everyone’s invited! Come for the throwbacks, stay for the dance-off. We even put together a mini-playlist for you, bb.
Why some members of San Francisco’s BlackOut Collective protested topless, the Girl Scouts of America reaffirm their trans inclusive policies, a man is charged with London Chanel’s death and other news stories!
This is not a how-to guide; there’s no right way to navigate these situations. Let’s share instances of microaggressions and some ways to deal in the hopes we’ll all be able to make it out alive, looking sexy and loving our hardest.
This wasn’t just an attack on a Facebook invite. For many, this was an attack similar to those they experience in the real world navigating as Black Lesbians and in a space they felt safe in. So what exactly happened?