Inconvenient truth: it’s about to get a whole lot colder. What this means is that you’ve got to get yourself a coat and start looking up candy-cane vodka drinks and figuring out whether or not you should ask that cute girl to go ice skating.
U.S. Senators have begun to respond to the recent rash of bullying-related suicides in the LGBT community, and gender identity made it into the first draft of the bills. Color us shocked, but proud.
Trans bloggetry hotness. Write that down.
Autostraddle has a serious soft spot for documentaries, and we want to give you the same. Here’s the official Autostraddle list of the documentary films everyone should see before they die.
The State and Justice Departments are teaming up to give you kind of a nice Friday – it should now be a lot easier for trans people to get accurate passports, and new guidelines on partner violence are also going to apply to queer relationships. Also, gay Republicans at LA Pride, angry gay Bostonians, the superstar teen sailor is missing, Exodus International wants you to know it’s sorry but you’re still going to hell, and a Jewish/Arab lesbian feminist has some thoughts to share.
Now that American Eagle staffers don’t have to choose “gender-specific” outfits, what’s to stop them from DRESSING LIKE EWOKS? Lawyers think George Rekers gay sex controversy could call his past expert witness testimony into question. Why aren’t we talking about the sex lives of the white male Supreme Court Justices? Plus, how parents deal with Glee, how to be a good beard, and racism in beauty pageants.
NY Magazine talks to trans photographer and love of our life, Amos Mac. Also; Kate Harding discusses Tasha Fierce’s essay, As Fat As I Wanna Be, more stereotypical junk about Elena Kagan, thoughts on gay parenting, an Iranian lesbian filmmaker is denied asylum, the disgusting practice of ‘corrective rape,’ punk Islam and Harry Potter!
Scott Moore (dubbed “the second pregnant man” by the media) and his husband Thomas (also FTM) welcomed a new baby into the world yesterday, and TMZ has photos. And the homophobia and transphobia is ‘a-flyin’.
Happy Easter! We put a whole bunch of lesbians in your basket! Anna Paquin, Coronation Street lezzies, Lady Gaga videos, muppets and OTTERS! Wheeeeee!
Amos Mac, photographer and editor-in-chief of the groundbreaking magazine, Original Plumbing, talks to Laneia about being a trans guy, the power of photography and (briefly) Girl Scouts.
Fashion blogger Meg Clark on why fashion blogging matters, trans activist lawyer Dean Spade unpacking feminist discourse around trans surgery. Though very different people/topics, both touch on how a “looks don’t matter” perspective disables us from having important conversations about gender/society/self. Also; 39% of young Swedish ladies lust for other ladies, fancy perfume, marriage officials love love, Margaret Cho directs a kickin’ new video, and Lesbians deal with HIV.
Lucas Silveira nabbed Sexiest Man in ChartAttack’s 2009 Awards. New research confirms existing research about harsh realities for trans and gender-nonconforming youth in US Schools. Obama might talk about DADT in the State of the Union tomorrow. The Moscow mayor thinks gay pride parades are Satanic. The HRC tells you where to work. And Chicago might appoint a lez to the city council.
Uganda’s backing up on the kill-the-gays bill. Also; lesbian lawyer is suing her former boss for $50 mil, Ann Nixon Cooper passes away at 107, queer the census, what it means to be trans, same-sex loving in Sweden, female athletes/horses, and lists of influential progressives and hot dead people. YEAH!
Robin catches up with Lucas Siveria and his new bandmates, Brian Viglione & Tobi Parks, for their first photoshoot together as The Cliks … and we think they’re in love.
Chaz Bono enlightens America about gender reassignment surgery, says he feels better than ever, and gives us an opportunity to discuss the popular and problematic term “sex change”! Also; Caster keeps her title, hate crimes are on the rise in LA and six scary quotes from Sarah Palin’s book tour.
Action Alert from Hope College, who snagged Dustin Lance Black for an on-campus visit, only to have the College revoke the invite ’cause it was too “polarizing.” Also; Butter Faces, GLAAD Advertising Awards, Transphobia in 17-Mag, FoxNews vs. POTUS and GLEE gets teen sex right!
The Obama Administration is making small steps towards helping the LGBT community with the Shepard Act & new initiatives from the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Health and Human Services. Also; Dan Choi gives great interview to the Metro Weekly – with tales of a childhood spent praying “Jesus, make me pop a boner for Michelle Pfeiffer, in Jesus’ name, amen!”
Colorado Springs Weekly’s cover story on the lives of trans teens in the area, Jezebel’s got a girl guide to girl watching, some Nuns are on the Run, and you are a semicolon. Or are you? Also, why are Asian-American girls more prone to suicide?
The Obama administration filed court papers Monday claiming a federal marriage law discriminates against gays, even as government lawyers continued to defend it. Also, Salon does fag hags and everyone pretends to like Mad Men, many have not actually seen it.