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. “
The death of trans teen activist Blake Brockington, good legislative news for same-sex parents in Maryland, Roy Moore says something regrettable, Ellen Pao takes sexism in venture capitalism to court, and more!
At age 83, actor Leonard Nimoy has passed away.
Gore’s partner of 33 years reported her death today due to lung cancer.
“Not being an asshole” to myself meant admitting that my mom’s death and her illness permeate every single part of my being, and always will.
Leslie Feinberg died at home in Syracuse, NY, with hir partner and spouse of 22 years, Minnie Bruce Pratt, at hir side. Hir last words were: “Remember me as a revolutionary communist.”
How can you be there for your partner during Deathiversary season when they cope with hard times by retreating inward/not talking? Read our advice and help out with your own!
“Book of Life” posits that my father is in a place more vivid than memory, which is is just a medium between the man who raised me and the man who waits for me in a place beyond time.
“The work she did at City Hall enabled us to position Philadelphia as the greatest LGBT city in the country.”
Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams died in his home Monday, according to Marin County Sheriff’s Office. We remember some of his best work.
“He didn’t feel any pain. He died instantly.” That was how she told me that my father was dead. I was 14.
“I didn’t go out looking for negative characters; I went out looking for people who have a struggle and a fight to tackle. That’s what interests me.”
“You may have lost someone who may have meant different things to you than they did to other people, but at the end of the day you know who they were to you, and perhaps what they meant to your community of queers.”