“This debate was not civil. There is nothing civil about orphaning 500+ kids as a matter of public policy. There is nothing civil about putting them in cages. There is nothing about the way we’ve treated these families who came to the United States — in accordance with the law and asked for our mercy.”
An attack on a black gay celebrity like Jussie Smollet is also a message sent to his black and gay fans. So today, for all our queer fam out there, but especially for my black queer family, feel the love and strength of our community. Our kinship is a gift. Please, fortify yourself in that gift today.
This morning, the New York Times broke the story that the Department of Health and Human Services under the Trump administration is “[considering] defining transgender out of existence.”
There are few better paths to saving the republic than getting your fellow Americans registered. But where do you even start? Right here!
How cryptography, human-centered design, and statistics can be used in support of our democracy.
Perfume, ponchos, humanity, maps, grief, ghost stories, net neutrality, the Puerto Rican diaspora, nonbinary teens in California, black women running for office, and so much more!
Doug Jones’ victory is a reason to be joyful, and when you combine it with November’s elections, where a record number of POC and trans folks rallied their way into office, it’s even a reason to hope.
The personal is always political, but in Trump’s America, wearing a headscarf or a suit jacket or a skirt can be especially so.
Oh, right. This is what good news feels like.
Men ew, queer-inclusive churches just a click away, legal marijuana $$$, Stevie Boebi, witches, Karolina Dean, Rosie O’Donnell, stop it with the gender reveals, and so much more!
“No matter how many memos he issues, the law is on our side.”
The most resistance-related tech conference I could envision, honestly.
Announcing the end of DACA is a political statement rooted in racism and bigotry. While DACA is a flawed program, it represented a step in the right direction. Now it represents a vault of information that can be used against its recipients by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“We’ll continue resisting because as LGBTQ folks, as immigrant folks, we have been resisting, since the day we have decided to live authentically and unafraid and unapologetically.”
Today Trump signed an official directive that prohibits transgender people from joining the military, and additionally gives Defense Secretary Mattis a great deal of latitude in terms of deciding the fate of transgender people already enlisted.
White silence = violence, and it is well past the time to stand up.
The step from “good ol’ boy” to “armed white supremacist mob member” is as simple as believing you have to protect a way of life that’s under attack by an “other.”
In the middle of a truly banner week for the White House, it seems one of their priorities is… opposing affirmative action programs at universities.
I won a bet with Mitch McConnell and now he’s gotta pay up.
Scaramucci is more unhinged than you thought, Chelsea Manning has words for Trump, BGD is ending, Vivek Shraya and DeAnne Smith in conversation, Trump is just what in the entire fuck, Hillary’s new book, Zoë Quinn, sinister Peter Pan, 4-H, and so much more! Seriously there’s too much in here.
While Twitter and the media at large can’t get enough of Trump and Sessions throwing their little fits about how the other one is doing them dirty, remember they could never hate each other as much as they hate us.