From Tuesday, March 21 – Tuesday, April 4, all over the world, Straddlers are gonna meet up and hang out and plan the revolution. Are you in?
“On Inauguration day, under the banner ‘The Future Is Feminist,’ a feminist affinity group organizing with the DisruptJ20 coalition, we will disrupt the flow of foot traffic to all Inauguration Day events, and focus public attention on the incoming administration’s open misogyny and hostility toward the rights of women.”
This Saturday, come hear Gabby read from Juliet Takes a Breath. She’ll also answer your questions and sign your book!
I’m extremely excited to tell y’all that it’s official: I’m headed back to DC for the 2016 NYFLC! And, um, duh, I wanna see you there.
There’s a new queer-lady-friendly space in town called Qulture Collective. It’s a combination of cafe, workspace, gallery, retail store, and event space and it is really, truly, rad.
Through an exhibition of both contemporary artwork by a slew of trans artists and a truly impressive selection of archival documents from the Kinsey Archives and the University of Victoria Transgender Archives, Stamatina Gregory and co-curator Jeanne Vaccaro work to fill in the gaps between what many see as signs of mainstream progress and the true, vast history of trans people’s lived experiences.
This weekend, Autostraddle’s Babe-B-Q celebration is coming to a backyard, fire pit, and/or other totally appropriate location near you. And I’ve rounded up all of the events our readers are hosting to be part of the action in this very post!
Aquí Estamos is Spanish for “we’re here.” The first ever QPOC conference in the RGV is letting everyone know just that — we’re here and we’ll be here to organize and fight against the social and political factors that affect us.
Bay Area Straddlers and general ModCloth enthusiasts take note: between July 30th and August 17th, you can go to a store in Union Square and try on ModCloth’s vintage-inspired dresses, skirts, tops, and outerwear in person!
“A lot of folks have their own opinions and viewpoints of what immigration looks like. I think if they came to this event they’d be able to see what trans and queer migration really looks like.”
“Manchester Pride weekend is loud, expensive, booze-fueled and mainstream. Dancing and drinking in the streets (with ever-increasing numbers of straight folks) might be fun for many and a radical act for some, but not everyone feels welcome or comfortable at this kind of event.”
“July 11th is a night of performance and party about freaks, all undesirable in their own ways, making life and getting lucky, getting life and making luck.”
Attention NYC: We’ve got the best all-ages Pride party for you before the Dyke March. Join Everyone is Gay and Autostraddle at Bluestockings. Unicorns, music, books and magic!
It’s worth remembering that Michfest is neither the oldest nor the only such festival in the US, and that many, if not most, of the other fests out there explicitly welcome trans women.
IT’S PRIDE, DAMMIT! And since it wouldn’t be a good time without, um, all of us, I highly recommend that each and every one of you spends the month hanging out with one another at these meet-ups.
“I’m so tired of our stories being saturated in death and martyrdom. What’s lacking in the way our stories are told by the media is our joy. This is an entire show where we’re sharing laughter. That’s heart medicine.”
Let’s talk about our favorite sexy video games, and then come see me talk about games LIVE in San Francisco on Tuesday!
This Sunday, New Yorkers can party and win prizes to support LezCab’s new season of amazing queer theater.
Next Tuesday, any of y’all who live in or around Madison, Wisconsin are in for a real treat.
I’m organizing a meet-up during this year’s NYFLC for the Autostraddle readers who are attending the conference!