Stephanie Beatriz and Natalie Morales talk queer Latina power with the Advocate, refugee and activist belly dancer Shrouk El-Attar, a cafe in Mumbai that hires transgender servers, “Queering Desi,” Brazil makes legal gender marker changes easier, Mara Wilson on feminism and angry women, and of course Earring Magic Ken.
Daniela Vega’s performance in A Fantastic Woman reignites interest in Chilean gender identity bill, Lupe Valdez advances in Texas primary, Cynthia Nixon might run for governor why not, Philippines to consider same-sex marriage, Iraqi LGBT group uses street art to spread awareness, LGBT candidates running in Colombia, SXSW performers on LGBTQ representation, and a lot more jam-packed goodness!
Laverne Cox’s music video Beat To The Gods, LGBTQ athletes winning at the Olympics, Daniela Vega is the first openly trans presenter at the Oscars, gender-inclusive makeup launch, Pulse survivors join gun control activism, and tear-jerking photos of Black kids watching Black Panther that will probably destroy you in a good way.
Lesbian, bi, and queer Olympic athletes and their galentines, long live the queer cafe, Pakistan passes new trans protections, black LGBT athletes paving the way, lots and lots of gay love that’s definitely not a lie, and a little Adam Rippon sparkle just because.
Life and legacy of Thomas the bisexual goose, can cats be gay or bisexual?, gay Olympic athletes snub Pence, MeMe’s “very very gay” Diner, and more gay good stuff!
Super Bowl LII commercial includes nonbinary person and lesbian couple, Detroit’s Black-owned honeybee hive that fights urban blight, the “gay best friend” trope except lesbian, super cute animal valentines for your gal pal-entines, an LGBTQ-inclusive super bowl party, portraits of LGBTQ people in India, and Remi’s A-Camp Family Band audition tape!
A wedding moment…no…experience…that you need to watch, queer Asian filmmakers telling their own stories, Rainbow Voices Mumbai, and the rebel cow who parties with bison.
Helen James wins her case and is generally a real American hero I can get behind, new documentary about Black lesbian playwright Lorraine Hansberry, Sarah Waters on 20 years of Tipping the Velvet, Joan Greene is yet another LGBT candidate running in 2018, Melissa Etheridge wants an uprising of love, and more good stuff!
Jessica Platt is the first out trans player in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, Disney gal pal pairing you’ll freak out over, rare vintage photos of 18th and early 19th-century lesbians, 90-year-old lesbian veteran sues the U.S. Air Force, and lesbian herstory accounts you need in your life.
A record number of LGBTQ Texans running for office, Nafessa Williams as Thunder in Black Lightning (swoon), America’s first lesbian mag herstory lesson, first trans woman in British Vogue suffragette spread, and choppin’ a whole hell of a lot of cilantro.
Mike Pence got a gay welcome from his neighbors, lesbian couple wins against bakery homophobes, trans military ban goes bye-bye, why we kiss at midnight on NYE, PA and AZ voters are pro-LGBTQ, and some self care tips for the new year. Smooches!
The EqualiTeam is here to save the day, Fiona’s first Christmas, Bangladeshi hijra candidate Nadira Begum in it to win it, Laura Dern and LGBTQ star wars representation, queer teens saving 2017, Arizona continues to be shockingly cool, long queer lady nails a-ok, and more!
Sister Rosetta Tharpe inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Billie Jean King paved the way for openly gay tennis players, lesbian couples getting married in Australia, Alexandra Chandler would be first trans woman in Congress, Rosa Diaz: Bisexual Avenger, and a cute otter!
America Chavez coming to the big screen, Margaret Cho on feminism and righteous rage, Palm Springs’ 100% LGBT city council takes office, reflections on faith from a trans minister, Maxine Waters has our backs, and more good links!
The 2018 gay agenda, Allison Ikley-Freeman on being the first out Oklahoma lesbian legislator, new queer feminist bookstore opens in the Heartland, an LGBT Bible app, letters from Your Holiday Mom, a queer aesthetic of Black Womanhood, and more!
Lesbians who love IKEA, Laura Jane Grace rocking out for tots, and tons of queer TV on the horizon. Happy Sunday Funday!
This elderly lesbian couple’s gonna make your heart burst, some sweet non-elderly queer couples too, and Melissa Etheridge doesn’t seem too worried about getting arrested for pot possession.
More Sara Ramirez, queers having babies, queers in film and theatre, soul survivors! Happy Sunday!
Black Queer Portland, queer parents going through the foster-to-adopt process, and sensual haircuts.
Two AMAB celebs came out as trans this week, Peruvian trans women are saints, and a bisexual tattoo artist is designing tattoos honoring trans women. What! A! Week!!!