“Transformative justice”—the idea that communities can resolve and repair harm and abuse, as well as transform the conditions that led to them, on their own without the necessity of State intervention or by replicating the State’s carceral form of justice—looks good on paper, but there are still so many big questions.
Black justice is not the sole responsibility of only black people. We’re asking: What does black liberation look like for you, and what are you prepared to do to get there?
Have a queer survivalist friend who needs some new gear to round out their “get up and go” kit? Or a friend who just likes hiking and/or being outdoors but isn’t sufficiently prepared for the possibility of something going wrong?
Black August is a month-long dedication to honoring black radical political history, the ongoing fight against the prison industrial complex, criminal (in)justice systems. So why are most of the voices upheld this month from cis men?
“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde
If you’re looking for easy answers that preserve your bubble, you won’t find them here. But that’s exactly why anyone who considers themselves an activist, an ally, or a member of the resistance writ large needs to read this book.
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice has been doing incredible work for 40 years — here’s a little bit about that, and also about the Fueling the Frontlines gala I attended last month, and also about their upcoming benefit featuring Ellen Page, Kiersey Clemons and Olivia Wilde!
“The disability community needs to spend some time asking itself: How are we working together across movements in the progressive space? How are we centering the voices of people with disabilities who are fighting multiple oppressions? How are we embodying sustainability of ourselves in such a time where it seems like the ground underneath us is always shifting and we are drinking not from a fire hose, but from a flamethrower?”
May Day is also known as International Workers’ Day. Yesterday, Los Angeles marched with a spotlight on the attacks on immigrant workers and with a push for the upcoming election.
“Her first step into her first floor apartment was into a puddle of water. Everything was wet: furniture, photos, poems, journals, her shoes. The water lines on her walls marked the flood waters at a foot and a half.”
“No matter how many memos he issues, the law is on our side.”
When I look at this list, I’m fortified knowing that increasingly we are not being asked to choose between our blackness and our queerness as the movement moves forward. We are no longer being asked to do the work, but keep our faces in the shadows.
White silence = violence, and it is well past the time to stand up.
“Dyke is not just a sexual orientation. It’s a political identity. It stands for community. It stands for solidarity. It stands for radical fight.”
It was an honor to stand in solidarity and support with all of the beautiful humans at the Trans March in San Francisco. Here’s what it looked like.
The rally was centered around the victims and their stories, including deeply moving words from survivor Keinon Carter.
Our president hasn’t acknowledged pride month, so we went to his house.
“It’s a harsh reality that I will be priced out of my own life at this point if the AHCA gets passed and, quite frankly, I’m not done living my damn life yet.”
This weekend, LA showed its pride by marching in resistance of oppression.
Circumventing Trump’s disastrous plan to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, 12 states and Puerto Rico make state rights great again by creating their own climate action group. That’s great news for queers, and anyone else who needs to survive on this planet.