The queer YA books you’ll want to read at the beach, the park, and everywhere else this summer!
Beychella, the teacher strikes, being queer in a juvenile detention center, Bend It Like Beckham, Lena Waithe, marriage equality is about tribal sovereignty, Amazon Prime just got a lot gayer, and so much more!
Backpage has been taken down, PMDD, new gay Kesha video, uncolonized African sexuality in Black Panther, Octavia Butler, your eyebrows, Stephanie Yellowhair, and so much more!
Fake clothes, dinosaur tracks, Roxane Gay’s latest project, maybe I don’t fully understand hate-reads, Julia Turshen is getting shit done, Kittie the band, the reality of the Pulse massacre, and so much more!
“It’s common to want to tell everyone about your newfound realization about your identity, so that you can feel like you’re living authentically and with integrity. But you get to do whatever feels best to you!”
You’re a mammal, Nashville, Trans Day of Visibility and women of color, from LiveJournal to Tumblr, black Parkland survivors, Lena Waithe, teachers are marching, Hayley Kiyoko, and so much more!
Last night’s CNN town hall, gun control, that roommate story, Chani Nicholas, androgynous fashion is too skinny, Gabby Rivera, drag kings, and so much more!
The Parkland shooting sparks a teenage-led gun control movement, a queer feminist bookstore in Mississippi, Mister Rogers, Russian propaganda is pretty insane, Amy Sherald’s art, and so much more.
Dept of Ed really doesn’t care about trans youth, you don’t like new music, Joy-Ann Reid, breastfeeding as a trans woman, fake abortion clinics fooling even Google, revisiting the ‘morality clause’ is not so good, an arrest made in the murder of Kerrice Lewis, and so much more.
“The Prom” is a new musical and it’s about lesbians and we need to talk about it right now.
History of school lunches, Puerto Rico, voters divided by guns, a secret society of black southern women, Steve Scalise is trash wow, look at that so is Harvey Weinstein, and so much more!
Read queer banned books. Support their authors. And maybe buy an extra copy or two of these and leave them in a school library near you.
While not every episode is a musical one, many episodes do incorporate the characters singing songs and it’s never a waste of the show’s time. Instead, the music reveals things about the relationships, thoughts and feelings of the characters and gives listeners a brilliant new way to think about the things the show is talking about.
It’s Pride month, it’s Ramadan, and it’s time to support queer and trans Muslims. Masjid al-Rabia and Everyone is Gay are here to help!
The deal with your nose, surviving gaslighting, bigoted lawmakers obsessed with queer parents, a primer on the anti-racist movement, a cute bisexual in a hot pink tie (just saying!), and so much more!
Beautiful art, even more beautiful colors, perfect character and world design, and epic RPG-style storytelling.
It’s like cookies and cocoa with your coolest queer friend, but free and available for download right now.
“Why do I do this? Because it needs to be done. Our schools and communities need to be safer for our young people, we are losing too many of them. I’m not going to sit and wait with naivety that our government or schools are going to lead that.”
Steven Universe tells kids that they’re loved, that they’re special, and that there is nothing wrong with being themselves. This week it taught them that they don’t have to give up.
One of the most beloved queer YA books of the last decade is being adapted for the big screen. The timing couldn’t be more perfect.