“Abolition isn’t just going to protests, which is a really important direct action, but also actively prefiguring the world we want.”
Legacies intersect in this Pride month to remind us that defunding the police system is both a historically Black and historically queer demand, and that disruption and direct action can get that demand met.
The work around decarceration has been some of the most successfully documented, accessible, and digitally interactive of any movement. This is a guide to guides, organized loosely by some of the main questions and thought processes that often come up around entry into abolitionist thinking, offering resources addressing some important ideas.
This week’s Extra! Extra! brings a mix of hopeful and sobering news about trans rights, the criminal justice system, violence against women and the climate catastrophes in the Bay of Bengal and in Michigan. Also, Natalie updates us on the latest Veepstakes 2020 news.
A disproportionate number of prisoners identify as LGBTQI. On the 15th anniversary of the Prison Rape Elimination Act, we look at what the bill has done to protect them — and what challenges remain.
Chelsea Manning is set to be freed in May 2017 instead of finishing her 35-year sentence, which would have ended in 2045.
More than twenty years since they were convicted of a horrific crime, a Texas criminal appeals court declared four Latina lesbians innocent and exonerated. The San Antonio Four’s exoneration serves as a ray of hope in these dark times and reminds us to continue to fight like hell for justice.
Chelsea Manning’s legal team reports she’s been missing for a week, and several incarcerated trans women in Texas are being threatened with violence, both highlighting the dangers posed to trans women in prison.
Chelsea Manning’s five-day hunger strike is over as the Army reportedly tells her she can access gender confirmation surgery — but questions remain on how quickly they’ll take action.
Incarcerated people across the nation are striking today to disrupt the profitability of the prison-industrial complex, California might end their statue of limitations on sexual assault, Airbnb announced new policies to address racial discrimination, and more news
Who the closing of private prisons will help (and who it won’t); changes in Donald Trump’s campaign, the Dakota Access Pipeline and more.
Indiana’s tourism took a hit after last year’s RFRA law was passed and they have six new anti-gay bills up for debate tomorrow, a grand jury indicts anti-choice activists who shot undercover video of Planned Parenthood, Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles, a bisexual Jamaican receives asylum and more news!
Today Planned Parenthood is offering free STD testing in 28 cities for #PinkOut Day, Michelle Obama launched a new campaign for girls’ education, Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks about the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and more news stories.
Jennicet Gutiérrez, Rita, Karolina and Joselyn tell us what real support for undocumented trans women looks like.
Kim Davis goes back to work, San Francisco jails take steps to house trans women in correct facilities, April Gross is the second woman to score in a college football game, and more news.
KC Haggard is the 11th trans woman to be murdered this year, a San Francisco high school will be the first to offer a LGBT history class, a 37-year-old Cleveland woman was found dead in a jail cell and more news.
“A lot of folks have their own opinions and viewpoints of what immigration looks like. I think if they came to this event they’d be able to see what trans and queer migration really looks like.”
Jennicet Gutiérrez of FAMILIA TQLM ejected from a White House reception for speaking out about LGBT detainees, Mo’ne Davis is drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters, a new report from the ACLU about the wealth gap between black and white Americans, court cases regarding witches, and more!
“I know that our story is the story of so many others, and I want those people to know that they’re not alone, and that they do have the right to fight back.”
You know about Alex Vause, but you may not know much about Catherine Cleary Wolters, the drug-smuggling lesbian in thick-rimmed glasses who inspired her character. That’s where Out of Orange comes in.
“Orange is the New Black” premieres today, here is your really thorough reading list — from Assata Shakur to nuns against nukes to incredible journalism on the various horrors of the U.S. criminal “justice” system.