This is the week that the US finally reached the top of the global rankings in terms of number of confirmed cases; Congress just passed a stimulus package the likes of which, I truly believe, have not been seen in a long, long time, if ever. There is a much, much bigger world that is getting hit with COVID-19 right now, and I definitely want to turn to that. But there’s a lot to say in the US alone right now.
This week’s Extra! Extra! considers the shocking indictment against Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and what democratic action looks like during social distancing.
In a post “love-wins” America, we’ve circled back to the underlying legal thinking of the 1950s. In the late 2010s and especially under Trump, gender and gender conformity are back under the legal microscope in a move that targets the gender nonconformity fundamental to aspects of gay identity for many, and also increasingly and dangerously, trans people.
A new executive order from Trump changes the rules for how someone has to have entered the US to apply for asylum, leaving many immigrants — including LGBT migrants seeking asylum — in dangerous limbo.
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.”
Jesus doesn’t have anything to say about gay people, but he has PLENTY to say about the kinds of religious leaders who support a man like Donald Trump.
In a stunning clinic on how to make a major state decision with global implications with less gravitas and forethought than the finale of The Bachelor, Trump announced yesterday via Twitter that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was being fired and replaced by Mike Pompeo, who has a concerning anti-LGBT record and sounds a lot like Mike Pence!
The statistics on acceptance of LGBT people were generally staying the same or improving, until last year — when, as GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis puts it, “the acceptance pendulum abruptly stopped and swung in the opposite direction.”
You make straights more uncomfortable now, the ‘daddy stitch is real, giving birth while nonbinary, Carrie Brownstein, lesbians in politics, queers in the Olympics, LGBTQ lawyers have gotta spread out, and so much more for you to read!
They’re coming for your legal weed, American homophobia, Cuba’s LGBT revolution, growing up gay in the 1960s, Puerto Rico’s mental health crisis, that Coachella guy is still shitty, and so much more!
Look up, Inca knots, criminalized poverty in the US, Erica Garner, trans and NB fitness trainers neat!, and other stories for your last AAA of 2017!
First Amazon made a Bob’s Burger’s “Supportive Burger Wife” costume, now they’re cashing in on Melania Trump’s body double!
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.
Climate change is a workplace hazard, female action heroes, disabled LGBTQ clubbers feel left out, Bulleit has more to say, on being matronly, out-of-body experiences, and so much more!
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.
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.
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“President Trump has a magnetic personality and exudes positive energy, which is infectious to those around him.” ??!!!
Not only are they serving up our wholesale demise, they’re serving looks.
Five lessons that start to explore just how much we can learn from our queer and trans forebears in AIDS activism.