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.
Through an exhibition of both contemporary artwork by a slew of trans artists and a truly impressive selection of archival documents from the Kinsey Archives and the University of Victoria Transgender Archives, Stamatina Gregory and co-curator Jeanne Vaccaro work to fill in the gaps between what many see as signs of mainstream progress and the true, vast history of trans people’s lived experiences.
This weekend, Autostraddle’s Babe-B-Q celebration is coming to a backyard, fire pit, and/or other totally appropriate location near you. And I’ve rounded up all of the events our readers are hosting to be part of the action in this very post!
Aquí Estamos is Spanish for “we’re here.” The first ever QPOC conference in the RGV is letting everyone know just that — we’re here and we’ll be here to organize and fight against the social and political factors that affect us.
Bay Area Straddlers and general ModCloth enthusiasts take note: between July 30th and August 17th, you can go to a store in Union Square and try on ModCloth’s vintage-inspired dresses, skirts, tops, and outerwear in person!
“A lot of folks have their own opinions and viewpoints of what immigration looks like. I think if they came to this event they’d be able to see what trans and queer migration really looks like.”
“Manchester Pride weekend is loud, expensive, booze-fueled and mainstream. Dancing and drinking in the streets (with ever-increasing numbers of straight folks) might be fun for many and a radical act for some, but not everyone feels welcome or comfortable at this kind of event.”
“July 11th is a night of performance and party about freaks, all undesirable in their own ways, making life and getting lucky, getting life and making luck.”
Attention NYC: We’ve got the best all-ages Pride party for you before the Dyke March. Join Everyone is Gay and Autostraddle at Bluestockings. Unicorns, music, books and magic!
It’s worth remembering that Michfest is neither the oldest nor the only such festival in the US, and that many, if not most, of the other fests out there explicitly welcome trans women.
IT’S PRIDE, DAMMIT! And since it wouldn’t be a good time without, um, all of us, I highly recommend that each and every one of you spends the month hanging out with one another at these meet-ups.
“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.”
Let’s talk about our favorite sexy video games, and then come see me talk about games LIVE in San Francisco on Tuesday!
This Sunday, New Yorkers can party and win prizes to support LezCab’s new season of amazing queer theater.
Next Tuesday, any of y’all who live in or around Madison, Wisconsin are in for a real treat.
I’m organizing a meet-up during this year’s NYFLC for the Autostraddle readers who are attending the conference!
We are brilliant: ever up to date on the latest politics, Jeopardy final answers, bad lesbian movies and books, all the books. So let’s be geeks in public together for prizes, love and VICTORY. Look at that, you’re already irresistible.
Autostraddle readers are cordially invited to the young feminist event of the year — and y’all have the luck to save big on registration.
‘Tis the season to have a blast with some queers and find someone new to read graphic novels with while watching Love Actually and smoking some firme bud by the fire.
DapperQ has partnered with Brooklyn Museum to present an evening of dapper style!