These cities, counties and states passed some ballot measures last night that are worthy of at least one small sigh of relief.
RBG’s death and ACB’s confirmation left a lot of LGBT folks reeling, wondering what Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation means for marriage equality. Are folks right to be worried? Yes, admits Mary Bonauto, the Civil Rights Project Director at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the lead attorney in Obergefell v. Hodges.
Many of the crises we’re being warned about with this new 6-3 conservative Supreme Court majority, including people not being able to have abortions, already exist — and so do the solutions.
“This is the most important election of our lifetime. It is imperative that everyone vote to restore our democracy.” — Tracy Chapman, Queer Legend
Not sure what to do with your tired brain and nervous energy? We’re here to provide a communal space to feel less alone and to help process a bit among friends, and because it’s so confusing to even know what to do on this day! Come pull up a seat.
Experimental composer Pauline Oliveros approached her identity as a musician not as a solitary genius but as a collaborator and facilitator. Her Deep Listening practices emphasize the connection between healing and activism, and can teach us how to navigate fear and despair together.
From actual hexes to binding spells, witchcraft has a long tradition in the fight to dismantle white supremacy. A new generation of Black witches are taking part in the resistance using ancestral practices, ideologies, and modern technology.
Between Republicans rewriting rules and COVID-19, there’s a real potential for historic levels of voter suppression. Here’s a look at some states where voter suppression efforts are already at work.
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.
Treatment of Barrett as a feminist icon reflects a broader trend of oversimplifying the politics of powerful women across the ideological spectrum on the basis of their gender.
Over 2,000 respondents lay out the “real” gay agenda: If queer people were running the United States it would be, undeniably, a more environmentally friendly, equitable and humane place to live.
“This debate was not civil. There is nothing civil about orphaning 500+ kids as a matter of public policy. There is nothing civil about putting them in cages. There is nothing about the way we’ve treated these families who came to the United States — in accordance with the law and asked for our mercy.”
This week’s Extra! Extra! looks at a whole slew of non-election related news, including LGBTQ+ rights and the trifecta of global pandemics: police violence, climate change and COVID-19. And then, of course, we do take a look at election-related news too.
According to the Victory Institute, there are 843 LGBTQ+ elected officials nationwide. But there’s so much more to us than just the numbers. Here’s your 2020 Voting Guide with every LGBTQ woman and non-binary person running for federal offices or seats in state legislatures, plus the statewide ballot measures we don’t want you to miss!
Queer and gender non-conforming Nigerians are more vulnerable to threats and extortion by the Nigerian Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) because they can legally be targeted for their sexuality or gender presentation.
Amy Coney Barrett’s political views and her stances on several health care issues are going to inflict a lot of harm on many people. We looked at how important these issues are to our community, using data from the Politics Survey, to discuss what’s at stake with Barrett’s impending nomination to the Supreme Court.
Instead of one town hall, where audiences would get to hear from both candidates and where the candidates would get to critique each other live, voters had to choose between the dueling town halls. Or, you could just wait and let me watch them for you.
Where does the Autostraddle community stand on pressing criminal justice issues including bail, incarceration and police brutality? Here are our findings, based on the Autostraddle Reader Survey and Politics Survey that readers most recently took.
This week’s Extra! Extra! gives an update on the latest scandals from Trumpland, some reflections on what happened in Minneapolis this summer, another setback in the fight for Indigenous rights and sovereignty and news on some of the growing conflicts in the Western world.
It’s hard to muster up any optimism in 2020, but we really CAN do this. Here’s a deep-dive breakdown of Top 5 Senate Races I believe could bring back a Democratic majority (and 6 key toss ups to keep an eye on)
Every time I crossed paths with Monica Roberts, I was always surprised by how tight she held me as we hugged — Now, so many young Black trans people can look to her as an ancestor. Every trans journalist is indebted to the space Monica has carved out for us. Every trans person owes her a great deal for forcing the world to see us in our unmistakable worth.