17 years of birthday diary entries.
Hidden in the sea of pussy hats and Instagram marchers, folks took up space, amplified others’ voices, and marched for intersectionality.
The second annual LGBTQ Outdoor Summit in California was full of panels, workshops, discussions, opportunities to talk to representatives from the outdoor industry — and a place for LGBT members of the outdoor community to share what it’s really like, and what’s really needed.
Los Angeles’ first “Equality Fashion Week” featured incredible queer and trans designers on the rooftop of a fancy hotel and we had fun!
“It’s about breaking the rules just a little bit.”
Trans Day of Action took place on Friday in New York, inviting trans, gender non-conforming people and allies to mobilize and demand “access to both public and private spaces without fear of harassment or brutality.” It was hosted by the Audre Lorde Project and set off from from the Christopher Street Bridge, a historic safe haven for marginalized members of the LGBT community.
Dykes and music and spoken word poetry and Riese Bernard and Kristin Russo!
I sat down with Cuties founders Iris and Virginia to talk about finding community, running a commercial space, and how to hold community members accountable.
May Day is also known as International Workers’ Day. Yesterday, Los Angeles marched with a spotlight on the attacks on immigrant workers and with a push for the upcoming election.
Queer Soup Night debuted in Portland, OR last weekend and raised $1,200 for local organization Nxt Lvl. Also, everyone looked VERY cute serving and eating their soup.
From afar (and also from close-up, let’s be real), Dinah looks like a sea of lesbians whilin’ out getting sunburnt. Now, that’s either your dream or your hell depending on your feelings about sun, pools, and parties.
“Our country’s relationship to guns is totally out of control. Our legislators, the gun lobby, and our nation’s lack of fighting it are creating an environment where mass shootings are the norm. The rhetoric around it is designed to win votes and money at the expense of lives and safety.”
I met up with singer-songwriter Alex Lahey while on tour at her San Diego show.
For Transgender Day of Remembrance, I went to the City of West Hollywood’s event and talked to some of the community and those elected to serve about what TDoR means to them, what they’re doing to fight for the living, and what we can do every day.
This year dapperQ took over the Brooklyn Museum with hundreds of queers to host the largest representation of LGBTQ designers and celebration of our bodies at New York Fashion Week.
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).
White silence = violence, and it is well past the time to stand up.
“Dyke is not just a sexual orientation. It’s a political identity. It stands for community. It stands for solidarity. It stands for radical fight.”
It was an honor to stand in solidarity and support with all of the beautiful humans at the Trans March in San Francisco. Here’s what it looked like.
“When I opened the bar in 1991, we had a jukebox. Yeah that’s about it. Back then folks were not so intent on being in fabulous spaces. They just wanted a safe space to congregate.”