As trans people who are so accustomed to losing our chosen family before they become elders, Ceyenne Doroshow is setting a blueprint for what it means to live fiercely and claim a stake on your life.
We place joy at the center of our spaces, because spaces created for us are often only interested in our trauma and pain.
Alternative forms of protest are necessary to make activism accessible. Sometimes, they’re even more effective at creating change than a permitted march.
I want the world to no longer assume ownership of our bodies, but we cannot do that without land. Decolonizing the land itself is not only crucial but necessary for a liberated future in which everyone’s body belongs to themselves.
This isn’t just exhausting. This is intergenerational trauma, oppression, and maybe even genocide. This violence is specifically targeted against black and brown women, gender non-conforming folks, and especially trans women of color.
Fifty years of words I liked reading and you will too! Authors include James Baldwin, bell hooks, Kiese Laymon, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison, Bayard Rustin and Dr. Brittany Cooper.
In today’s Also.Also.Also link roundup: many accounts of police violence against protesters, and resources for educating yourself, supporting black businesses, providing jail support, donating to mutual aid funds and more.
Black LGBTQ+ people may not be well-represented in mainstream environmental organizations, but we’re creating our own interventions that center the most marginalized among us. If you’re wondering what true environmental justice looks like, meet these five Black LGBTQ+ people who put in MAJOR work to protect Earth.
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.