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.
As of Friday AfterEllen will be in the hands of a straight cis man instead of lesbian & bisexual women, meet the sexiest queerest H&M ad of all time, The Guardian thinks queers are the coolest, Jill Soloway talks Transparent Season Three and regrets over casting a cis man, a lot of Hari Nef in general and more crucial pop culture stories for your day!
A federal judge ruled last Wednesday that Wisconsin officials discriminated against a married lesbian couple for not allowing the non-biological mother’s name on their child’s birth certificate.
A trans man from Mexico filed a lawsuit against an Indiana law that prevents noncitizens from legally changing their name, an El Paso man was arrested for the murder of trans woman Erykah Tijerina, a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by Ohio police, Sandra Bland’s mother receives a million dollar settlement and more news.
Incarcerated people across the nation are striking today to disrupt the profitability of the prison-industrial complex, California might end their statue of limitations on sexual assault, Airbnb announced new policies to address racial discrimination, and more news
Protests against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline have been happening since April but in the last few weeks tensions have escalated with lawsuits still hanging in the balance.
Clinton’s new plan calls for prioritizing mental health care and putting it on par with physical health care when it comes to access or quality of treatment. For LGBT people, who are more likely to suffer from mental illness compared to straight people, this is a really hopeful announcement.
A French court says bye bye to burkini bans, Purvi Patel could be released as early as next month, two Orlando hospitals will cover medical bills of Pulse shooting victims and their families, a federal judge ok’s a trans employee’s firing and more news.
A federal court said it will make its decision next month on whether to temporarily halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that has sparked protests led by Native American tribes.
Who the closing of private prisons will help (and who it won’t); changes in Donald Trump’s campaign, the Dakota Access Pipeline and more.
Stadium manager Marjorie Enya proposed to her girlfriend, Brazilian rugby sevens player Isadora Cerullo, calling her the “love of her life.”
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.
If you’re able-bodied and have questions you’re too embarrassed to ask, read this report. If you’re disabled and ready to stare down some hard truths, read this report. And most of all, if you assume disability negates white privilege, Read. This. Report.
An Indiana appeals court dropped Purvi Patel’s feticide charge but she’ll still have to serve time for a reduced neglect charge.
“They are terrified and they are angry and they are operating in a reality that quite simply does not exist. There is no war on Christmas.”
It’s no surprise here but the GOP’s policy blueprint isn’t friendly toward LGBT people and women, in fact their platform is incredibly hostile and even more extreme and dangerous than ever before.
One thing is clear — this was a homophobic attack.
Babeland workers successfully organized and won the fight to unionize at their NYC locations. Nothing is hotter than getting your toys from a sex positive store that’s also union-strong!
House Democrats were in an uproar yesterday when Republicans sneakily scrambled to keep their anti-LGBT bill intact.
Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau backs an important bill that would ban trans discrimination, immigration and LGBT activists are on a hunger strike to protest the detention of trans women, a UK court rejects an Indian lesbian couple’s request to stay in the country, LGBT activists in Lebanon stage a rare protest and more news.