A #herocrush isn’t romantic or sexual, it’s about people you admire. People you’d love to work with to dismantle systems of oppression. This year most of my #herocrushes happened to be trans women.
Brush up on this year’s biggest news so you can impress that cute girl at your New Year’s Eve party.
A celebration of all we’ve accomplished in 2013.
From the OUT 100 to the first lady of Zambia to Michelle Tea’s marriage, it turns out there was a lot of queer shit going down while I was working late nights in the office.
Laverne Cox talks about trans* representation in media, relating to her character and what it’s like being a trans* actress in tv.
Melissa Harris-Perry interviewed Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laverne Cox and Piper Kerman on her show and Laverne Cox name-dropped Autostraddle and it was awesome.
bell hooks is still right, Hillary Clinton becomes a thing of television history, and Aubrey Plaza looks great in those glasses.
This spring/summer there are more brand-new lesbian, bisexual and otherwise-identified ladies on your television set than we ever dreamed possible.
“For trans* women who are locked up, getting access to medical care and safety from the guards and inmates is a serious problem. But the problem starts when they are put in prisons designed for men.”
“I am black, but rendered invisible within most mainstream LGBT movements. I am gay and have been ostracized by the homophobia of other black people.”
Let’s just go right ahead and kick off this recap with a gif of Alex. Let’s make that a thing that we do, okay?
I look forward to your angry defensive comments re: the benefits of ingesting menstrual blood.
Lesbian criminals who are members of an international drug cartel, what the fuck else is up.
You need to watch this show right this minute!
The 2013 Trans 100 is a BIG DEAL and we wanted to give you a closer look at the amazing trans* women featured on the list, thus this epic compilation of inspirational people relevant to your interests.
Vanessa and Lizz went to the NYC GLAAD Media Awards 2013 and managed to become BFFs with the girls who play lesbians on Degrassi and exclusively interview Wilson Cruz, Milla Jovovich, Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June, and more important humans!
Happy Women’s History Month, homos!
Vanessa’s Team Pick: More than 25,000 transgender American citizens may face stiff barriers to voting in the November 2012 election; the National Center for Transgender Equality wants to change that.
In which Barbara Walters thinks it’s okay to ask, “so if I saw you undressed you would look like a woman to me, totally? Yes?”
Someone paid $5,000 to kiss Naya Rivera and it wasn’t you!