We see violence not only in the crimson of blood spilled far too many times but also in the varying shades of brown on the skins of people of color. To be a person of color in the United States, and in the global narrative, is to be the shadow of violence.
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.
Let’s celebrate Celebrate Bisexuality Day aka Bi Visibility Day aka the best day of the year with some self love, encouragement and brilliance from these youth.
Are you looking to listen to an absolutely great pop song while crying because you’re so happy and hopeful today?
The GSA is now more inclusive of all genders and sexualities but the Older Americans Act isn’t inclusive of LGBT elders; Islan Nettles’ killer will go to prison for 12 years; progress on Merrick Garland’s confirmation, a congresswoman crusading against online harassment and more.
Through rule-breaking, more than one unauthorized hot air balloon flight, and a lot of other creative and brave attempts at escape, (RE)Sisters reveals truths about what we know, but may not always be able to say: that we are itching to break free of the implicit and explicit confines the white supremacist, patriarchal, heterosexist, cissexist, ableist, imperialist world puts on us.
“Jo’s trans identity was just another integral part of her character, and it developed very naturally — she was a leader, she was VERY passionate about being a Lumberjane, she was also trans.”
In a multigenerational, transcontinental tale, Bright Lines weaves together issues of gender and sexuality across cultures, migration, in/dependence, family secrets, conflict and tragedy, and well, botany.
As the National LGBTQ Task Force kicked off its annual conference, queer and trans people of color stormed the stage to demand more inclusion and focus on the violence and oppression faced by people of color.
Sometimes, it can be hard to parse out exactly why queer and trans people have such a hard time getting by while the headlines would suggest we are advancing by leaps and bounds. On January 23rd and 24th, queer and trans people converged in New York City for the Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies Conference to explore how the struggle for queer and trans justice and liberation is inextricably linked to struggles for economic, racial, immigrant, disability and reproductive justice.
“The site will be a source for news from all Network members on the front lines of the struggle to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth!”
“We are surviving. We are resilient. We are creative and resourceful. We have each other’s backs. We don’t want your pity.”
Jazz, who recently published a book about her life called I Am Jazz and Zoey, who recently appeared in “Laverne Cox Presents: The T-Word” are two of the trans youth who are making things better for kids across America.
Tomorrow MTV and Logo TV will air this heartbreaking, heartwarming, informational and inspirational documentary following the lives of seven young trans people and trans experiences across America.
On the 45th anniversary of Stonewall and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, it is worth interrogating how we learn and know our histories — and the conditions that contribute to our learning environment.
“Have the meeting. Ask the youth what they want and need from this group. Start over and do those things. This isn’t about you at all, not anymore.”
“It was lasagna night, and as the kitchen got ready to serve dinner, kids checked Facebook at the cyber center, watched cartoon shows with headphones on, and fooled around at the pool table. The things that differentiated this gathering from a high school cafeteria were small: the thin kid wearing a parka inside who came up, bashful, for a full plate of food three times; the kids who wrapped up food in tin foil or took it away with them in to-go containers.”