Autostraddle sent Reneice Charles and Molly Adams to capture the spirit of the sixth annual dapperQ fashion show at Brooklyn Museum; here are Reneice’s reflections and Molly’s photographs.
“So many women were able to see their music icons in a lineup where they weren’t the minority. That just doesn’t happen at large scale mainstream festivals.”
Recently I got to adventure with five other queers on on behalf of the Florida Keys & Key West! If you’ve never been to The Keys, the little islands off the coast of Miami, you’re missing out on some very colorful places and a truly wild time. On the outside, The Keys are a laid back stretch of beachy towns with predictable tourist traps and seaside souvenir shops, but there is a rich history of queerness just beneath the surface, as well as incredible experiences like snorkeling off Molasses Reef or watching the sunset from a catamaran.
World Pride took over New York last week in what was possibly the largest LGBTQIA+ event in history.
This series was an opportunity to honor our queer history by recreating iconic pride photographs through a modern lens, making explicit the connection between the past and the present that forms the living legacy we’re all a part of.
I decided to meet Syd in Oakland to celebrate my newly healed chest. We hiked out into the Happy Boulders, selected our first climb and immediately took off our shirts. It was glorious, but also terrifying and vulnerable.
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.