We see violence not only in the crimson of blood spilled far too many times but also in the varying shades of brown on the skins of people of color. To be a person of color in the United States, and in the global narrative, is to be the shadow of violence.
“When we’ve all broken past the fear of being burdens on others, when we as communities learn how to ask for and give help and support, we’ll be able to take care of each other.”
Shelter In Our Place 2 launches on Monday and we can’t wait to see you there.
Xin chào! My name is Xoai Pham. I’m the new Trans Subject Editor at Autostraddle.
We made you a week-long virtual hangout space on Instagram because times are very tough. If you’re feeling alone right now, please come Shelter In Our Place for a little while.
We don’t know the answers to most of our questions about COVID-19 and this specific moment in history. But we do know this: together, we can take care of each other. We have no other choice.
To honor and to uplift everyone who contributes so that Autostraddle can still be here, we are hosting a merch giveaway today, March 16th!
Yesterday’s Advice-a-Thon was beautiful!!! A+ Members got advice on friendship, family, dating, peoples’ jobs and work, gay weddings, just navigating queer life — we are receiving word from our correspondents that one reader even told her girlfriend she loved her after getting advice about it!
Hosting a Do a Thing Brunch can help foster queer community and help you finish up that project you’ve been putting off!
Have you read Stray City by Chelsey Johnson? It’s got great authentic representation of supportive queer community. Here are eight more books featuring queers who show up for each other!
If I could have willed a book into existence, that book would be Stray City — so I talked to Chelsey Johnson about her debut novel and what it’s like to render queer community so intimately for the public.
In honor of our 10th birthday, our Birthday Issue, and your senior editors’ intrepid love for all things DIY and tangible in a world determined to go all digital, we invite you to send Autostraddle a physical birthday card to celebrate our big day.
Let’s make radically caring space for each other, OK? Here are some tips and tricks for grounding ourselves and taking care of our communities in times of collective trauma like RIGHT DAMN NOW.
That’s what friendships with queer and trans Christians have taught me: it is blessed indeed to want more, more of everything, more love and more gender and more faith and more life.
Why is it sometimes hardest to find other queer individuals in places where they seem to be everywhere? The new book, “How Places Make Us,” takes us into the lives of lesbian, bisexual and queer residents in four small cities and reveals how and why LBQ individuals forge especially strong ties in unlikely places.
I sat down with Cuties founders Iris and Virginia to talk about finding community, running a commercial space, and how to hold community members accountable.
Cat convention, Lizzie McGuire, trans visibility makes a difference, Courtney Barnett, a queer dentist helps out, Coeur De Pirate, hiking ’cause you love it, QPOC and paid leave, The Handmaid’s Tale, and so much more!
Snails, guns, Gilda Radner, babies inside the senate, Chavela Vargas, white women fucking shit up in a bad way, gay bars, Big Freedia, Janelle Monáe, clear backpacks and tampons, 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!
Afrofuturism, consent, black teens and gun reform, Emily González in her own words, drag kings, Monica Lewinsky, cryptocurrency but gay, Arabelle Sicardi, Georgia just being the worst, and so much more!