Sex workers are resilient and face near constant opposition via social stigma or legal obstacles. Regardless of the conditions, for some people, it is the only way to feed their family. The FOSTA-SESTA package-bill is not going to save sex trafficking victims; it’s just going to turn consensual sex workers into victims themselves. Decriminalization is the only solution to preventing sex trafficking and separating sex workers from that label.
“The conference serves as a portal to collective dreaming and scheming where barriers become bridges to a more just future.”
From immigrants to refugees to Native land to the denizens of Chicago and more, Trump’s already making it very clear who he plans to hurt with the power of his office. A few months ago they were bigoted campaign promises; now they’re very quickly becoming terrifying reality.
Police used water cannons and tear gas on unarmed protestors in freezing temperatures, these jumping cats are good, Thanksgiving traditions to try, Sharon Jones, abortion provider’s gonna provide abortions, thorough guide for talking with your family about Trump, and so much more!
141 arrests were made at Standing Rock on Thursday, police in Washington fatally shot a pregnant Native woman during a welfare check, a new lawsuit filed in Utah challenges the state’s “no promo homo” law, two proposed anti-abortion laws in Alabama were blocked by a judge and more news.
As of Wednesday, those on the frontlines were bracing for the worst. They were slowly being surrounded by heavily militarized law enforcement. Despite this, the Water Protectors are standing strong and calling for more Warriors to come and protect the water and Native way of life.
Rakeyia Scott recorded the police encounter moments before her husband Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by Charlotte police, an appeals court rules it’s legal to refuse to hire people with dreadlocks, Tulsa Police officer was charged with manslaughter for shooting Terrance Crutcher then shortly released and more news.
From queer activists friends on the ground in Charlotte reporting on Facebook, I’m hearing stories that the police are using tear gas, shooting protestors with rubber bullets, and the media has confirmed that police officers have shot a protestor in the head who is in critical condition.
The Department of Justice finds the Baltimore Police Department definitely discriminates against Black people, a Houston man gets life in prison for murdering his daughter and her girlfriend, LAPD shot and killed 14-year-old Jesse Romero, there’s a shortage on injectable estrogen and more news stories.
Some things to read on Korryn Gaines’ death, occupation movements in Chicago, New York and elsewhere, courts striking down voter ID laws and more.
Video shows Charles Kinsey complying with police demands and keeping his hands up as he explains and advocates for both himself and his client; North Miami police shot at him anyway.
President Obama and George W. Bush address Dallas while the nation protests police violence and wonders what police robots will mean for our future.
Rainbow stickers on one car does not make the NYPD and the areas it patrols safe for all queer people, especially those of us who are the most vulnerable members of the community.
Tech does not talk about black people being killed by police, white America has to decide racism is fucked up, the mortal threshold of whiteness, parenting while black, free summer food programs for kids across the country, being the sober one at the party, fireflies, ice cream, LGBT foster kids need fostering, queer in the Coast Guard, moms for marijuana, and so much more!
It felt important for us to have a voice somewhere, so we’ve gathered a few of the Black queer voices and put them together here. We want to offer this as a place of healing for QTPOC in this time of tragedy.
Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were both killed by police in the last 24 hours, and it’s a time for mourning and organizing.
Jasmine Richards, founder of the Black Lives Matter chapter in Pasadena, was sentenced to 90 days for “lynching”; meanwhile, Brock Turner, convicted rapist, was sentenced to 6 months in jail; Home Depot’s founder endorses Trump; four people are arrested for the death of trans man, Amos Beede and more news.
A lesbian couple wins their lawsuit for being wrongfully arrested; Purvi Patel, the woman convicted for feticide, appeals her case; three men are wanted in the attack of a trans woman in Brooklyn; Bill Cosby is set to go on trial for sexual assault and more news.
UC Davis wants the internet to forget about its campus officers pepper-spraying students, and is willing to pay a lot of money to make it happen. What does that mean for the ethics of our online — and offline — lives?
India Beaty, a queer black woman, was fatally shot by Virginia police for carrying a replica handgun, bombs in Brussels kill at least 31 people, a new study finds Canadian LGB people have chronic stress and drink heavily, The Bronx Trans Collective opens and more news!