We reflect on what the 2020 election says about America, what the ultraconservative majority in the Supreme Court has been up to, plus the pandemic and political situations unfolding around the globe.
Sepi Shyne is the first out LGBTQ+ Iranian-American elected anywhere in the world, the first woman of color ever elected to the City Council and cements the first female majority in West Hollywood history; her wife asked her the hard-hitting questions about her race and plans for the future.
Black women didn’t save this democracy for you and we don’t need your “Thank Yous.” We need you to follow the example that Black women have set for more than the last 200 years: Roll up your sleeves and get to work. Here’s a few concrete places where you can start.
Yes, this specific nightmare is ending. But we are nowhere near achieving our actual dreams.
Last week I was full of the nervous anxiety you feel when you know something big is about to happen, and you’re just counting down the clock. This week I’ve been full of the nervous anxiety of indefinite waiting. And yet, in that time, so much has happened in the world. In this week’s Extra! Extra! we share some reflections on the 2020 election and news on events from Vienna to Poland to Ethiopia to the Philippines to New Zealand to Chile.
In wasn’t the Rainbow Wave of 2018, but there was lots to celebrate.
These cities, counties and states passed some ballot measures last night that are worthy of at least one small sigh of relief.
“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.
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.
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!
One can never be too careful in 2020…
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)