“I think, ‘I will never be like them. Never.’ Though I can live here, I can work here, have a house here, but my mind is not like theirs. Because we all come here with a little war inside and it never stops.” Elvira Brodskaya and her wife fled persecution in Russia and settled in New York. But even in the U.S., they can’t escape all the fears of their past.
In the 90s, a collective of Latina lesbians founded two radical, bilingual zines. They made culture, connected activists, and scared the sh*t out of the patriarchy.
Get out your Sharpie markers and flattened cardboard boxes because it’s time to get activist-y AF!
You’re a mammal, Nashville, Trans Day of Visibility and women of color, from LiveJournal to Tumblr, black Parkland survivors, Lena Waithe, teachers are marching, Hayley Kiyoko, and so much more!
Bankrupt guns, the physical toll of leading a movement, documentaries for you, Trump’s latest trans military ban, Cameron Post gets a distributor, a queer podcast from the south, straight people are wrong, and so much more!
Yesterday’s National School Walkout, Ellen, the Pennsylvania special election upset, National Geographic’s racism, Gigi Gorgeous and Nats Getty, not ready for the 90s comeback, and so much more!
LGBT rights groups in Kenya have taken their cause to the courts, arguing that the criminal laws used to target them are a violation of constitutional rights.
“Environmental problems are hitting Black neighborhoods particularly hard, but going unresolved because Black lives are deemed less valuable than others. A lot of us are being left in the dark about harm being done to our environment.”
LGBTIQ+ activists from around the world gathered to discuss the challenges and the solutions from the front lines around the world at OutSummit.
“Led by youth, a steadfast belief in legal justice, and their right to exist fully and wholly in a country whose mainstream rhetoric remains staunchly anti-gay, NGLHRC refuses to shy away from its mission: to promote and protect the equality and inclusion of LGBTIQ individuals and communities in Kenya.”
“While there have been no arrests yet of the white supremacists who mercilessly beat a counter-protester in Charlottesville, there have already been at least three arrests for the removal of the Confederate monument in Durham, and two of them are queer activists of color.”
White silence = violence, and it is well past the time to stand up.
“I’ve had countless hushed conversations with friends about this anxiety, and how it has led us to refrain from participation in activist events, conversations, and spaces because we feel inadequately radical.”
“The conference serves as a portal to collective dreaming and scheming where barriers become bridges to a more just future.”
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.
Pro tips for attracting, engaging, and retaining volunteers to help you win campaigns and get shit done!
A whole new Jupiter, Keko is a lesbian, if you only ate potatoes, Spotify is rude, wtf is in a tampon, ICE is still shit, Sally Yates, Jezebel, and so much more!
Facilitating a small group requires skills that aren’t always intuitive. I’ve got some tips and tricks and types of small group breakout sessions to help ya’ out!
Five lessons that start to explore just how much we can learn from our queer and trans forebears in AIDS activism.
Let’s let love win, but not let love be our only strategy. Why we need to understand love and power together to win intersectional justice for all.