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.”
In which a debate over body hair pushes a white mother and her brown daughter to the limits of mutual understanding.
Cristy C Road’s intersectional tarot deck, enchanted with resistance, survival and spirituality, is no longer a dream of the future.
With Angela Robinson, Lena Waithe, and Laverne Cox donning the stage, three of the six women represented were out queer and trans black women. In the middle of this already big moment, these three women broke another glass ceiling.
TCA wraps up this week but we’ve already picked the show we’re most excited about: Starz’s”Vida” has a Queer Latina showrunner, a writers room that’s 100% Latinx and 50% queer, an all-POC mostly-female directing team, and so many queer and gender non-conforming characters!
The work of civil rights history is queer and feminist. It’s also a hard, rough, incomplete project.
She inspired a Nina Simone song. She was clocked by the Feds. She wore pearl earrings. She gave a generation of Black actors the roles that would define their careers.
Anti-goth makeovers are the patriarchy, exercise your face I guess, America’s women farmers, you can’t sleep, Julien Baker, 90 year-old lesbian fights back, and more! Something like 50 links in here so grab a snack!