On this Martin Luther King Day, Autostraddle remembers the activist legacy of Coretta Scott King and her fight for gay rights.
I considered titling this “Latinx Butches 2018: Welcome To The Thirst Trap,” but that didn’t seem very professional, you know?
“It’s as if the BET classic Player’s Club ran head first into Hustle and Flow, but cast a cadre of child stars turned ingenues.”
Ask me when was the last time I saw a beautiful young black girl come out on television and have both her parents tell her that they love her more than any girl in the entire world? NEVER. The answer is, quite literally, never. None of us have.
“Making love and choosing to be with other queer women of color is an act of love and defiance.”
Not only is it momentous to see stories with Asians at the forefront, this film does one better by centering on the experiences of different generations of Asian women.
Indie queer stores rarely have the cash-on-hand to make Pride-specific tees, but they’re still loaded with Pride-appropriate tees. Slogans include Lavender Menace, Magic Black Femme, Box Eater, Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist, Queer and Forever Here and SO MUCH MORE!
Though Emma and Eddy are the central queer protagonists, the supporting cast of each of their friendship circles come peppered with queer bodies of all shapes and sizes and gender spectrums.
In this age of endless dragons, androids, zombies, superheroes and dystopian hellscapes on television, it turns out the most exciting new show is just about two intelligent women chasing one another.
Vida’s queer showrunner Tanya Saracho talks to Autostraddle one-on-one about the politics of building a Latinx LGBT writers room, Beyoncé, and why Vida is going to be your new spring obsession!
Aguilar was a pioneer in sharing the faces and experiences of various Latina lesbians in the 90s, when there was very little representation. Aguilar’s art gives the marginalized and subcultures within subcultures — poor, fat, woman, lesbian, Latina — a place to be held and seen.
When I can’t travel myself, I turn to Instagram to soak up all the glorious travels of other queer women! They share glimpses of other realities and inspire me to get out of my bubble.
“We gotta tell our shit. Can’t no one tell a black story, particularly a queer story, the way I can, because I see the God in us.”
Everyone should know the stories of the lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans women of color who’ve been the backbones of LGBT communities forever and ever. So make some popcorn and put your learnin’ pants on!
Queer women of color dominated the Texas primary elections!
The queer drummer from last night, weighted blankets, some Billy Graham truth, Janelle Monáe, the mansplain, Emma González, don’t make Stone Butch Blues into a movie, Lena Waithe, and so much more!
Unlike so many other sitcoms from the ’90s, this one really holds up.
The very premise of Wakanda is based on imagining new black realities. Creating new legends, tales of heroics that aren’t predicated on whiteness. Stories of community and strength. Liberation and stardust.
In the second and final part of our Black History Month Roundtable series, we’re ready to look forward. We’re asking, what are our hopes for black queer futures?
“For me, queering Black History Month is about making sure that future generations don’t feel the same pressure to choose between their blackness and their sexuality that I once did. It’s about leaving space to be all of yourself, at once.”