“On an otherwise boring Saturday afternoon on the internet, Beyoncé delivered big and I sat in my house, jaw to the floor counting the many ways you could love a thing.”
You can totally read Gabby Rivera’s debut novel “Juliet Takes A Breath” right now! Join us for another fantastic Autostraddle Book Club.
Taiwan has a woman president, Tig Notaro’s gonna have twins, trans bride-to-be Precious Davis is saying Yes to the Dress, the weather’s making the squirrels fat, a lesbian reverend in Kansas has a lot of support, and more good news!
“We need our voices to be louder in the media. And not just women of color — bisexual women, gay women, transgender women, mentally ill women.”
If you’re a fan of women of color-owned comic shops or webcomics about queer witches and werewolves of color like “Mooncakes,” I’ve got some good news for you!
You might be saying, “Brittani! Why is that fun?” And to that I say, I am a gender non-conforming black lesbian. If I couldn’t find fun in being the underdog, I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed in the morning.
A Black lesbian rabbi, a queer Police Officer of the Year, gay marriage updates from around the world, and more!
These women mounted movements, won awards, told important stories, and otherwise shook the sh*t out of this planet in 2015.
It was a great year for gay marriage, especially if you were invited to one of these fabulous, totally sweet lesbian weddings.
“And I thought how interesting is it that America can be this dark star, death star, and also at the same time this incredible shining light.”
Carmen Carrera and Caster Semenya got married (not to each other), Venezuela elected a trans woman to their National Assembly, GoldieBlox filled up my heart with their new ad, there’s a whole lot of money headed to a whole lot of important causes this week, and across the globe new laws are protecting and honoring LGBT lives. OH, AND PUPPIES!
As much as I read about ‘Latinxs,’ I couldn’t fully grasp how to explain its usage to others or the importance of it, until this response piece from the news site, Latino Rebels.
“But, like embracing the woman I am, I couldn’t stay back from the allure of the waves. The pull of my trans-ness and queerness, of course, would always be stronger, the strongest impulses I have ever known. The sea, like them, was a place that represented a kind of forbidden love. I needed to overcome my fears or I would feel that I was holding myself back from living authentically.”
While it’s important to acknowledge famous names like Christine Jorgensen and Lili Elbe, it’s also important to talk about other trans women who might be less well-known, but have had their own big impact on trans history.
Musician Sean Desiree — who alone makes up all parts of the indie band bell’s roar — explains how they juggle being a musician by day with running a furniture-making business by night, how they learned to deal with rejection, and what’s it’s like being a queer person of colour in an industry and genre dominated by straight white men.
There’s a new queer-lady-friendly space in town called Qulture Collective. It’s a combination of cafe, workspace, gallery, retail store, and event space and it is really, truly, rad.
As an anti-oppression activist, I’m uncomfortable with the extent to which “outsourcing” often feels to me like a euphemism for “moving our problems onto people with less systematic power.”
After removing my damaged locks, I realized that that was the easy part. Removing the Eurocentric straight- haired image of femininity embedded in my brain was much harder.
A Barbie ad that stirs my heart, new dress code policies in Puerto Rico that keep LGBT kids safe and happy, Staceyann Chin’s tiny but badass feminist daughter, good news for trans Girl Guides, and MORE!
Hyperreal miniatures, monsters, up close with Saturn’s moon, noises, Helen Keller, Peaches, parenting, Hermione, female ghosts, Sally Ride and even more!