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!
An 11-year old boy, a 5-year old girl, their 36-year-old mother and her 22-year-old girlfriend were found murdered in their basement apartment in what police are calling “not a random act.”
Despite the world working as hard as ever to prevent us from doing so, black women — especially queer black women — did a whole lot of slaying in 2017.
Whether you’re Mexican, Puerto Rican, Costa Rican, Cuban, Panamanian or Argentinian, there were great examples of queer Latinidad for you.
Autostraddle Staff Writers Carmen and Alaina in a conversation about the TV series, the legacy of Spike Lee’s work, black female representation on film, polyamory, and pansexuality.
We’ve got Lena Waithe’s “The Chi,” a lesbian assassin in a parallel universe in “Counterpart,” budding superhero Anissa Pierce and her girlfriend badass bisexual bartender Grace Choi, Anna Paquin on a virtual reality holiday gifted by her wife and so many other lesbian and bisexual characters on now or coming soon to a teevee or otherwise-identified device near you.
Kerry Washington will produce, and Rashida Jones will adapt and direct this into a franchise of movies.
Everyone in the film is Mexican. Everything in the film is Mexican. Everyone and everything is me.
What I can say, with the utmost love, is that this series feels like Brooklyn. It feels like the Brooklyn that raised me and protected me as a young woman. It feels like Sisterhood. It’s funny and smart and bright and challenging.
From makeup and skincare products to statement tees and accessories, I’m confident that you’ll find more than a few items on this list to love. Also, almost everything is under $45.
The conversation of multi-dimensional black thought, and questions of isolation or not feeling “black enough”, is one that a lot black people are familiar with. It’s smart and nuanced. It’s also a conversation that fundamentally could not be filtered through a white lens. It could not exist on a television show that wasn’t like this.
Two Black lesbian friends, who were on their way to Dallas Pride, suffered stab wounds from a homophobic attack earlier this month and a Black lesbian couple were verbally assaulted on the train in New York.
Bergdorf was recently fired by L’Oreal over a Facebook post about white supremacy.
When I look at this list, I’m fortified knowing that increasingly we are not being asked to choose between our blackness and our queerness as the movement moves forward. We are no longer being asked to do the work, but keep our faces in the shadows.
From fiction to anthologies and histories to graphic novels, the last ten years have shown that telling our own stories is essential to building a community and garnering the strength to live an authentic life.
There’s just some songs that make you want to shout and dance and that make you feel proud to be queer.