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.
There’s a new queer-lady-friendly space in town called Qulture Collective. It’s a combination of cafe, workspace, gallery, retail store, and event space and it is really, truly, rad.
Hillary has retracted her support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, California has banned gay and trans panic defenses in court, a new poll about attitudes towards immigration, and more!
Now I start over, and rebuild, and confront fear and learn to drive alone and figure out how to secure Eli in the loft so I can still snuggle with him at night. Now I have to hang the art I’ve collected from friends over the years, find a place for my autographed Eileen Myles books, and learn to do yoga. Now I need to meet all the versions of myself hiding in this city and make friends with every single one of them.
Jennicet Gutiérrez, Rita, Karolina and Joselyn tell us what real support for undocumented trans women looks like.
This is a photo essay mostly about two girls and a dog camping around Northern California and Southern Oregon.
“The threat to move to Michigan was always made in a specific context: some element of my life fell apart and I didn’t know how to fix it or myself.”
“We need to be included, not persecuted, not targeted, not incarcerated, not discriminated. Release [trans women] from detention TODAY!”
These cases could create radical shifts for the experience of incarcerated LGBT people and they raise important questions about what a justice system better equipped to incarcerate LGBT people might mean for our communities.
Those who commit violence against members of the LGBT community will no longer be able to hide behind “gay panic” and “trans panic,” at least in California.
White supremacy and racism, we know, have long and deep histories in American society. It’s not like it only occurred to Murrieta residents to be racist and xenophobic while browsing through their town’s blog.
I’ve been in North Oakland/South Berkeley for over three years and never needed to buy an air conditioner or a good winter coat.
Let me disrupt your fifty state narrative.
Search the hashtag #AB1266 on Twitter, and you’ll see what I mean by clusterfuck. It’s a mixture of conservatives, LGBT groups, names of California counties, statistics, and conflicting reports of what’s happened, and what’s next.
What started in 2011 as an antitrust case between two pharmaceutical companies may now hinge on whether judges believe Abbott violated the rights of a gay man who was excluded from the jury.
The Justice Department’s amicus brief joins other ones opposed to Prop 8, including one from 75 pro-equality Republicans. This leaves a lot of questions: namely, what took them so long?
Carly and Robin meander through the Great American West! “Look, I know you think you live here, but we don’t. You probably think we live nowhere, and in a way, that’s true.”
“We kidnapped Intern Grace on our first snowy evening and took her to the Red Roof Inn where we forced her to eat pizza and watch the 30 Rock finale with us.”
In the first of a series charting newlyweds Robin & Carly’s move from NYC to California, the ladies find a new place, pack and ponder leaving their world behind for a big bright temperate tomorrow!
CARA’S TEAM PICK: For everyone who was once young and queer and confused and is going to be in LA this weekend.