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.
We’re talking to Gabby Rivera about her debut novel “Juliet Takes a Breath”! We talk about subtleties in Latinx media representation, queer community, forgiveness and, of course, Lil’ Melvin.
“If Magical girls, stories about ladies being friends and/or kissing is your jam, definitely take some time to check out my Kickstarter and help me get the word out about it!”
Black queer women are magical. We’re innovators of style, technology, science, art, music, and all other sorts of badassery. This year for Black History Month, we’ve included another 50 Black trans and queer women that you absolutely must know about.
“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!