Disability tropes are all rooted in the same failure of imagination. Most writers are simply unable to envision a world where people with disabilities live fulfilling, happy lives.
Also: the perfect cheese pairings for your Halloween pairings, Whitney Houston keeps right on proving that Black femmes simply cannot lose, and that AOC longread profile that everyone’s talking about!
“Most production companies and organizations feel like they check off their list of requirements by having one of us in the room. We need more inclusivity in lead roles, as well as behind the scenes. There is a lack of positive representations of black trans women. Why are we not celebrating the accomplishments of a demographic of women that overcome extreme adversity? We are beyond prostitution. We are more than secrets.”
To be Black in this world is to be intimate with a kind of living death. It’s an intimacy no one craves, and yet Black people know better than most that Audre Lorde speaks truth to power when she says “we were never meant to survive.”
Autostraddle spoke to reps from US political parties – including third parties – to ask them directly about their commitment to trans issues and what we can expect from them going into this election.
Casper? Gay. Bloody Mary? Gay. The Ghost of Christmas Past? Well, go ahead and give that androgynous lil’ ghostie some chapstick and a Tracy Chapman record, ‘cause that wisp of Christmas spirit is GAY.
“I found out about it on a twitter thread where the OP was asking what apps poc were using to find hookups; I was curious as someone looking for hookups but also looking for my Taurus wife (my DMs are open).”
Erin: Wow, they have really done you dirty. I would love to make you two s’mores.
Carly: Thank you!
Riese: Let’s go glamping!
Eight trans-inclusive fantasy books for the Harry Potter fans , from all-gender Quidditch to trans boys summoning ghosts, there’s a book here for every Potterhead!
Nicole Kidman’s The Undoing has a moment of queerness, the first lesbian couple on Bridezillas, the Nintendo Switch really is just the queerest thing, the teaser trailer for the final season of Sabrina, and Kate McKinnon’s 2019 psychic has a warning for JK Rowling.
Janet Mock, Indya Moore, and Trace Lysette are going to burn a hot hole through your heart… and is it too soon for a gorgeous Niecy Nash wedding flashback? We think not.
When it comes to Buddhism and cultural appropriation, I still sometimes worry that I’m making a big deal out of nothing, that I’m angry for no good reason.
The first time I encountered a book with queer characters must have been James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room. At the time I remember feeling afraid of its intensity. Now it’s one of my most returned-to books along with Lydia Davis’ The End of the Story.
Fortune Feimster got married, Laverne Cox is on the cover of Paper Magazine, women making pizza are hot — pun not intended, and links for all your big post-Amy Coney Barrett is on The Supreme Court rage feelings.
“Oh my god, I just remembered — I put Starsi on my crotch and my partner straddled me and it honestly felt like I was an alien and we ALMOST kind of did role play?? Even though we’re NOT into that. But I was like, what if you got abducted and had sex with the alien and they had vibrating genitals!!!”
Babe, I promise you’re right on time. In 2020 I can’t be sure of hardly anything, but I am sure that you are good. You belong right where you are, and you get to do the messy work of finding out what’s next.
Dani and Shelli got together to chat about Justin Simien’s new satirical horror movie, their own relationships with their hair over the years, and being over the compulsion to make space for white audiences in Black films.
There are so many cold, cool femmes in my life that I want to make out with, but I also want to test their grit. The best way for me to see if a date passes muster is to watch a fucked up horror film that I really enjoy with them.
If we’re going to reexamine The Matrix through the lens of the Wachowskis’ transness, it’s time we do the same here. Bound is ready for its estrogen shot.
I AM AN ETERNAL FLAME, BABY!