All I have is an ellipsis. Grief is a flat circle. And I never imagined I would have to live through grieving her.
Every time I crossed paths with Monica Roberts, I was always surprised by how tight she held me as we hugged — Now, so many young Black trans people can look to her as an ancestor. Every trans journalist is indebted to the space Monica has carved out for us. Every trans person owes her a great deal for forcing the world to see us in our unmistakable worth.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice and legendary champion of gender equality, has died.
“What right do I have to feel grief over this? It’s not my loss.”
Naya Rivera was a firecracker, a superstar, a singular talent who simply could not be relegated to the background.
It’s not just her death that is a tragedy; it’s that she had been waiting for justice that trans people almost never receive.
The Bay Area Reporter is reporting that Phyllis Lyon, lesbian activist and half of first legally married same-sex couple in California along with her wife Del Martin, has died in her home at age 95.
“I think what she articulated for me that nobody else had done quite so well was that it was possible to be very smart, intellectually, while also feeling very stupid, emotionally.”
Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize-Winning poet and ardent devotee of the natural world throughout her life, has passed away from lymphoma at the age of 83.
Aguilar was a pioneer in sharing the faces and experiences of various Latina lesbians in the 90s, when there was very little representation. Aguilar’s art gives the marginalized and subcultures within subcultures — poor, fat, woman, lesbian, Latina — a place to be held and seen.
H&M eeeek, youth in revolt, good ol’ boys, that anti-sex trafficking bill that is utter shit, k.d. lang heyyyy, Craigslist personals are donezo, Bessie Springfield, and so much more!
Rio de Janeiro Councillor Marielle Franco, who was assassinated on 14 March 2018 after speaking at an event for the empowerment of Black girls, was a firebrand of a politician, feminist, and human rights activist whose work was deeply informed by her experiences as an Afro-Brazilian Catholic lesbian woman born and raised in the favelas.
We usually post a roundtable on Mondays but we decided that this Monday we could really use the space to be together as a family and process some of our grief and anger as we continue to empower each other to take action.
Gay rights pioneer Edith Windsor died today in Manhattan. She was 88 years old.
“Chester Bennington’s anger was so present and so empathic. It told me it was okay that I had it too— that I wasn’t alone, that my feelings were normal. It replaced my fear, and it helped me survive.”
On WWE superstar Chyna, her impact on young girls who grew up watching her, and what the media fails to note about her legacy in light of her recent passing.
On losing a pet, resilience and vulnerability, human frailty and animal intelligence, and everything that goes into saying goodbye.
“It’s the legions of us Bowie-loving misfits, perhaps, who shall inherit the earth.”
“We built a movement by telling each other our lives and thoughts about the way life should be. We cut against the grain and re-thought almost everything. “
At age 83, actor Leonard Nimoy has passed away.
Gore’s partner of 33 years reported her death today due to lung cancer.