“In May of 2013, Monica Jones became one of the people arrested by Project ROSE; the charge was “manifesting prostitution” for accepting a ride home to her neighborhood from men who turned out to be undercover cops. This week, Jones was found guilty, and faces the possibility of serving time in a men’s prison as a trans woman.”
During Brown University’s “Black Lavender Experience” festival, Black LGBTQ artists talked about the divine nature of their writing for marginalized communities.
Thirty-one percent of women workers who would benefit from an increase of the minimum wage are parents of children. No doubt, raising the minimum wage would make an incredible difference in the lives of women and families in the U.S.
People all over the world are mobilizing to end street harassment, fight for sustainable food, address discrimination, and secure better representation in media.
They are both really good at speeches.
Nuns, Spice Girls, Chicago lesbians, and sidekicks throw a party with maximum energy.
Marissa Alexander needs to be free, Google needs to stop blocking the word ‘bisexual,’ and you need to see this cute pic of Shane.
“The report reads like it comes from someone who just recently encountered the idea that sexual assault is a problem on college campuses, and was told to solve it in the most economically efficient way possible… “This is some bullshit,” an advocate told me anonymously.”
Moore’s article challenges Black men, but it also challenges us all — especially queer folk — to examine the way we enact violence upon each other.
“Words like fat need to be rescued from the tyranny of hate.”
The criminal justice system in the United States is a fucked up institution that is every kind of -ist you can think of. Lots of people are working to fight it.
“We pass down traditions and knowledge that are unintentionally green or sustainable. We do not call them ‘eco-friendly’ practices, we just do them. I call this passed down knowledge, Abuelita Knowledge because so much of this ‘new age’ practices are the ways in which my grandmas and elders live their lives.”
Aparna Nancherla is this week’s comedy crush and her worst nickname is for sure worse than yours.
James Larry Cosby, father of murdered Texas lesbian Britney Cosby, was arrested and charged with two counts tampering with evidence.
“Every person who comes up and asks to share, has never left me. Every friend or colleague who said I’ll watch your door, I’ll send that email, I’ll pick y’all up, y’all can stay at my house, has never left me.”
Two women’s families are demanding answers after their bodies were found dumped outside a Galveston County convenience store.
“There is really no way for people to know that I disagree with their views or, even moreso, to know that they are talking about me, unless I actually open my mouth and say it.”
The best stories fuck us up and force us to put ourselves back together in a new configuration.
Sounds like a list but this is still a video party with a couple of webseries, some poetry, and a music video with lesbians.
This epic megapost is your glorious opportunity to meet 100 amazing black LGBT women who’ve made their mark over the last 150 years.