You could say we’re “up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road” – and the list of our choices is as vast and varied as Indigo Girls’ song catalog.
Let’s recap the highlights and lowlights for each candidate and talk about what we mean when we bring up “civility.”
Wow the new L Word reboot is really taking things to the next level!!!!
Last night, the remaining ten qualified candidates for the Democratic nomination competed in their second debate of the 2020 campaign. Like the previous night’s debate, there were a lot of fireworks, with lower-tier candidates taking their last and best opportunity to bolster their standing in time to qualify for the third debate in September.
After 10 minutes of Superbowl-esque graphics and introductions and some performative patriotism, we got an hour of questions that came straight out of the GOP playbook.
Biden floundered, and Harris was more than ready to make her move. Who even is Eric Swalwell?
Warren’s standout performance, Castro’s defining moments, an emphasis on LGBT issues and the first-ever primary debate with more than one woman candidate.
Queens, which has more residents than 17 U.S. states and is one of the most diverse population centers in the country, was inspired by Cabán’s vision of becoming a hub of restorative justice.
The ruling from the High Court in Kenya effectively dismissed a joint petition by activists who wanted to strike down colonial era laws that criminalize a whole host of sexual activities.
Once the rain finally stopped, Equal Love Taiwan snapped a photo of the clouds breaking open to reveal a literal rainbow. Gay couples will be able to begin getting married on May 24th!
Today the Supreme Court announced it will be deciding on an interpretation of federal law Title VII, and specifically whether the law should be understood as supporting workplace protections for LGBT employees on the basis of their sexual orientation or trans status.
“Lyra was a ball of energy, passion and wit. To know her even a little was an inspiration.”
Activists score more legal wins in Kenya, where a Court of Appeals dismissed a case seeking to strike down the registration of a national LGBT rights organisation. The win comes amidst a wave of increased visibility of the rights of LGBT Africans.
The Department of Defense has been claiming this is not actually a ban on transgender service members. But in effect, the Mattis Policy is “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell II: This Time As Farce.”
This piece was co-written by Natalie, Reneice, Alexis, and Carmen. We’re four of the black members of The Speakeasy, Autostraddle’s collective for its writers of color.
In 1974 it felt like every American was watching President Nixon’s impeachment hearings. With a single speech, a black lesbian changed the opinion of a nation. She was only getting started.
Plus: Queer food culture, Generation Z knows so many nonbinary people, King Princess on our secret history, Pride at Disneyland Paris, and New Jersey becomes the second state to require LGBT-inclusive materials in schools.
An attack on a black gay celebrity like Jussie Smollet is also a message sent to his black and gay fans. So today, for all our queer fam out there, but especially for my black queer family, feel the love and strength of our community. Our kinship is a gift. Please, fortify yourself in that gift today.
In a post “love-wins” America, we’ve circled back to the underlying legal thinking of the 1950s. In the late 2010s and especially under Trump, gender and gender conformity are back under the legal microscope in a move that targets the gender nonconformity fundamental to aspects of gay identity for many, and also increasingly and dangerously, trans people.
The team from Lora DiCarlo believes gender bias played a significant role in losing an award for one of their products, a sentiment echoed by other woman-run sex-tech companies. Meanwhile, the company behind the trade show insists the award was a mistake in the first place.