Lots of people are talking about gentrification, but who’s actually doing something about it? Queer and trans people of color, of course. In Oakland and Seattle, QTPOC are creating visionary solutions to combat gentrification and reclaim land for communities of color.
Displaying the art and taking time to understand its message and content implies value of the work itself. Doing so would acknowledge that women, people of color, queer and/or trans people are a part of art’s history. But this is not happening.
Pay black women, South Dakota queers take a stand, Dyke and Fats, anti-choice men are fucking idiots infinity, you have something in common with John McCain though, come on giraffes, updates from The Hellmouth, and so much more!
Molly went to North Carolina to expose a KKK rally disguised as a Trump victory party and found a counter protest that sent the cowards scurrying.
Why not bring the fight to them? Wear your heart and your guts and your politics on your sleeve. And across your chest, and on your head.
A post-election processing and planning podcast! You sent your questions and we’ve got some answers, and feelings.
Is there enough room to practice compassion at the same time that we notice we’re being manipulated and dehumanized? How much of our own humanity is taken away from us when we don’t allow ourselves the emotional space to practice love in any circumstance?
Why is that people of colour have to bear the brunt of speaking out about racism while white people enjoy the privilege of remaining silent? What happens when the tables are turned?
I truly pity people who aren’t evolved enough to celebrate their heritage beyond that of a mass-raping, slave-trading, sex-trafficking murderer with a bad sense of direction.
#NoDAPL, Megan Rapino joins Kaepernick in kneeling for the national anthem, 100 bad girls throughout history, Leslie Jones is back on the twitter, and so much more!
How deep does Donald Trump’s preoccupation with Mexico go, and how did we get to his meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto?
A photo of a mountain range from space made me cry, where’s the porn in sex ed, Gina Rodriguez overload, Sarah Paulson might be doing a thing MAYBE ok no one knows yet, Gaycation Season 2, and so much more!
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.
Self-care resources, poems, essays, the logistics and ethics of streaming violent videos, being black on the DIY scene, black women in rock, the moons of Jupiter and more.
If we allow gun violence to continue blighting communities of color, we have failed. But if we enact gun control measures that aid the police state in criminalizing Black and brown bodies, we have also failed.
We’ve got data and timelines and infographics and conversation on topics including: white actors getting Oscars for playing people of color, white savior narratives, roles that garner nominations for Black actors, the shocking lack of nominations for Asian, Latinx and Native American actors and so much more.
There were some moments of anti-racist creativity that were so sublime, I’d like to take a moment to honor them. These are the top ten moments of radical art or artful activism that I encountered in my own little world this year.
A gay deaf woman was attacked in anti-gay crime in the UK, an NBA player apologizes for calling a ref an anti-gay slur, a hung jury in the first case in connection to Freddie Gray’s death, a leading center for ex-trans therapy is finally being shut down and more news!
“And I thought how interesting is it that America can be this dark star, death star, and also at the same time this incredible shining light.”