“Without community there is no liberation, only the most vulnerable and temporary armistice between an individual and her oppression.”
“The work she did at City Hall enabled us to position Philadelphia as the greatest LGBT city in the country.”
I never had to think to myself, “where are the people that look like me?” because they were there, in abundance, everywhere I looked.
Jennifer Laude, a trans Filipina, was murdered in a hate crime, but this time it looks like justice might actually be found.
“I admit I was skeptical of the plot and was afraid it was going to rely on tired tropes but it turns out it was actually a cute show with a lot of heart. It even has queer women in it!”
Tomorrow MTV and Logo TV will air this heartbreaking, heartwarming, informational and inspirational documentary following the lives of seven young trans people and trans experiences across America.
Perdóname, but Selena sometimes just doesn’t cut it.
Hey girl, I heard you’re into Renee Montoya.
This is simultaneously one of the most informative and inspirational books I’ve read in a long time.It’s like a primer for how to be an effective artist or community worker.
Visibility for lesbian and queer couples is better than it’s ever been but still not as great and inclusive as it could be, which is why The Speakeasy took matters into our own hands.
A new report from SAGE lays out what you need to know the lives and experiences of aging LGBT people.
Texas is idiotic, Janet Mock on Clair Huxtable, things you can donate to or show up at, women doing things like being journalists in the Middle East, having jobs in movies, getting Amtrak residencies, riding bikes, changing sports, being fucked over (that covers a lot of this actually), and SO MUCH MORE. Welcome to your link roundup!
“That risks making a wound of my blackness. My blackness is not a wound; it is a gift I’m trying, consciously and earnestly, to understand and protect and witness.”
Watch the “Words With Girls” pilot RIGHT NOW. I’ll be here basically all day answering questions, chatting about the pilot, and hoping no one says anything too mean on YouTube.
“I wore a hooded shirt with a suit jacket which is a look I really enjoy but there aren’t any pictures of me in it because I’m not important, so I avoided trying to make people care about me by skipping most of the red carpet.”
“For whatever reason, Stanley assumes that these contemporary characters are living in the same post-racial world that many people prefer to pretend we’re already living in. It’s within the confines of this utopia that these characters appear to be nothing more than sexually charged Angry Black Women, instead of oppressed minorities living in a white man’s world.”
The Speakeasy is starting a book club to read QTPOC-relevant books, and you’re all invited to join.
Saturday, September 20th, “Words With Girls” is premiering at HBO/BET’s Urbanworld Festival in New York.
“The show that likely influenced my decision to write was Boy Meets World, because when it started, I literally didn’t understand that it was scripted. I thought some kid named Cory Matthews had people follow him around all day and film his life.”
If you want to reminisce about your teenage summers, enjoy a good book or just a good cry, This One Summer is the book for you.