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.
Istanbul’s Pride parade ended in a violent fury, never forget ‘Teeth’, Gabrielle Bellot, Lea Delaria, good ol’ gerrymandering, this one article I love, learning to skateboard, and so much more!
Yesterday was a national day of action to protect, support, and amplify our black trans family and their voices. As you know, this intersection is at the highest risk for violence and hate from both our communities and the state.
Rakeyia Scott recorded the police encounter moments before her husband Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by Charlotte police, an appeals court rules it’s legal to refuse to hire people with dreadlocks, Tulsa Police officer was charged with manslaughter for shooting Terrance Crutcher then shortly released and more news.
From queer activists friends on the ground in Charlotte reporting on Facebook, I’m hearing stories that the police are using tear gas, shooting protestors with rubber bullets, and the media has confirmed that police officers have shot a protestor in the head who is in critical condition.
#NoDAPL, Megan Rapino joins Kaepernick in kneeling for the national anthem, 100 bad girls throughout history, Leslie Jones is back on the twitter, and so much more!
Maintaining your #BlackGirlMagic can be a struggle, but these tracks will help you maintain your daily practice.
“For a moment, I forgot about the summer of 2015. I forgot about the panic I experienced, the insomnia, the depression. We watched the new season of Orange is the New Black together and by the end of episode 12, it suddenly all came back.”
Spoiler alert: Yes.
The Movement for Black Lives released their list of demands for Black liberation and they definitely want to center queer, trans and gender nonconforming people in their work.
More history made at the DNC, the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, voter ID laws, new data on gay-straight alliances and more.
These are, and always will be, the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Jordan Davis, Dontré Hamilton, and Hadiya Pendleton.
“If you are devastated by the state of this country and you aren’t sure what to do about it, you will watch this film and feel differently. I mean that.”
President Obama and George W. Bush address Dallas while the nation protests police violence and wonders what police robots will mean for our future.
Self-care resources, poems, essays, the logistics and ethics of streaming violent videos, being black on the DIY scene, black women in rock, the moons of Jupiter and more.
It felt important for us to have a voice somewhere, so we’ve gathered a few of the Black queer voices and put them together here. We want to offer this as a place of healing for QTPOC in this time of tragedy.
Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were both killed by police in the last 24 hours, and it’s a time for mourning and organizing.
If you’ve yet to watch Episode 412 of “Orange is the New Black,” be aware that this post contains epic spoilers.
Jasmine Richards, founder of the Black Lives Matter chapter in Pasadena, was sentenced to 90 days for “lynching”; meanwhile, Brock Turner, convicted rapist, was sentenced to 6 months in jail; Home Depot’s founder endorses Trump; four people are arrested for the death of trans man, Amos Beede and more news.
This profile of the queer black women shaping Chicago’s Black Lives Matter movement is required reading, nature sounds, Star Wars, don’t be an asshole, abortions, hiking, paid parental leave, lesbian teen gets kicked out of McDonald’s, farm tools, Pennsylvania’s got you, and so very much more!