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Pope’s Damaging Message to Trans Teens

Pope Francis’ long-awaited apostolic exhortation — “Amoris Laetitia,” or “The Joy of Love” — was just released.  ...

Massachusetts Isn’t Mississippi But Has No Trans Accommodation Bill

Mississippi and North Carolina can now be added to the list of states codifying transgender discrimination. ...

What Happened at the Black Lesbian Conference?

Due to high turnout and limited space the Barnard hosted, Black Lesbian Conference 2016, sold out within weeks of its announcement, leaving many unable to attend. ...

Laughing At The Absurdities of Black Homophobia

For many LGBTQs across the nation-especially those of us of African descent-we have been breathlessly waiting for Robert O’Hara’s “BootyCandy” to come to our cities. ...

The Black Lesbian Conference 2016 Coming to Barnard

Beyond Bold and Brave’s 2016 Black Lesbian Conference: “The Evolution of Our Community” will be a gathering of intergenerational LBTQI Black/African Descent women to responsibly discuss important i ...

A Feminist Takeover Remembered

Most days when the weather permits my morning constitutional is a two mile walking loop around the Charles River. From my house I walk south toward Memorial Drive via Western Avenue. ...

White Nights Black Paradise, A Religious Utopia Turned Nightmare

The last time an African American lesbian was the protagonist in a novel was in Ann Allen Shockley’s 1982 “Say Jesus and Come to Me.” What shocked and awed readers about this main character is that ...

Macon Reed's Eulogy for The Dyke Bar

Artist Macon Reed opens "Eulogy For The Dyke Bar" at Pulse Contemporary Art fair New York this Thursday March 3rd. This will no doubt be the queer event of the Armory arts week. ...

Que(e)rying Harper Lee

The literary world is not the only ones mourning the passing of the reclusive author Nelle Harper Lee on February 19 at the age of 89. So, too, are many gender nonconforming Americans. ...

Beyoncé Does Justice to New Orleans’s Rich Queer Culture

"Formation" celebrates identities that once sparked shame but now inspire pride. ...

The Love That Can Now Speak Its Name

Valentine’s Day is for lovers, including LGBTQ Americans. Until last June’s historic Supreme Court ruling — Obergefell v. ...

Hari Nef, Model Citizen
The New Yorker
September 23, 2016

The verdict each time was ‘Hey, we think you’ve got a great personality, and you’ve got a really unique look. We just don’t understand how we could make money off of you.’ ”

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Keith Scott’s Family Sees Videos of His Killing, and Says the Public Should, Too
nytimes.com
September 23, 2016

The wife and other relatives of the dead man, Keith L. Scott, watched his killing from two angles, recorded Tuesday by police dashboard and body cameras, and “it was incredibly difficult,” a family lawyer, Justin Bamberg, said in a statement.

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Kate McKinnon wins best supporting actress in a comedy
EW.com
September 19, 2016

Score a victory for Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber, and Ellen DeGeneres as Kate McKinnon has won her first Emmy. The actress took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her varied performances on Saturday Night Live

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Hillary Clinton congratulates ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Kate McKinnon on Emmys win
The Daily Mail
September 19, 2016

Hillary Clinton is not ready for prime time — but Kate McKinnon is.

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Olivia Timeline: From Grassroots to World’s Largest Lesbian Travel Company
San Francisco Bay Times
September 19, 2016

1973: Singer songwriter Meg Christian discovers fellow musician Cris Williamson’s record in Washington, D.C. Deeply moved, she rallies 400 fans to attend a Williamson concert. Christian starts singing from the audience when Williamson forgets the words.

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Lesbian mistaken for man, questioned in restroom at L.A. concert venue
LGBTQ Nation
September 19, 2016

A lesbian woman says she was questioned by staff at L.A.’s Staples Center Wednesday after they mistook her for a man in the women’s restroom, PinkNews reports.

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Drew Droege Satirizes The Gay Single Life In His New One-Man Show
Huffington Post
September 19, 2016

Actor-comedian Drew Droege turned New York’s Barrow Street Theatre into a booze-fueled bacchanal this weekend, exploring the challenges many gay men face in the marriage equality era with a new, side-splitting solo show.

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Mysterious blog claims Chelsea bombing was for gay rights
New York Post
September 19, 2016

Police are “vetting” a Tumblr account that surfaced early Sunday taking credit for the Chelsea bombing — and threatening further action, a police source told The Post.

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Tumblr user posts manifesto claiming to be Chelsea bomber and gay man
LGBTQ Nation
September 19, 2016

The New York Police Department is reportedly investigating a Tumblr account that claimed responsibility for the Saturday night bombing in Chelsea that injured 29 people, according to an unnamed police source quoted by the New York Daily News.

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This Gay Man Is Fighting For LGBT Rights In The South And Beyond
Huffington Post
September 19, 2016

We aren’t just fighting religious ignorance down here, we are fighting ignorance thrown at us from other parts of the country.

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Gay rights in China: What it was like growing up gay in China
Quartz
September 19, 2016

“What’s like growing up in China being gay?” This is often the first serious question I get when someone I've just met discovers I’m gay and grew up in mainland China. I understand their curiosity—the concept can seem almost oxymoronic.

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Chelsea Manning Will Finally Receive Gender Transition Surgery, Ends Her Hunger Strike
jezebel.com
September 14, 2016

Chelsea Manning will finally receive the proper treatment for her gender dysphoria and will begin the process for an eventual gender transition surgery.

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Here's How Obama's Female Staffers Made Their Voices Heard
nymag.com
September 14, 2016

Susan Rice, who’s currently the national security adviser, said she (and other women) had to shoulder their way into important conversations: “It’s not pleasant to have to appeal to a man to say, ‘Include me in that meeting.’”

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Body Double Conspiracy Theory
washingtonpost.com
September 13, 2016

The well-documented Clinton collapse at the 9/11 memorial was spawning new theories, without regard to the defunct ones.

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Russian Hackers Leak Health Data of Biles, Williams Sisters
Bloomberg
September 13, 2016

Hackers have published confidential medical data belonging to a handful of high-profile American athletes including Serena Williams and Simone Biles.

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'Love is always complicated': Elizabeth Gilbert and the rise of later-in-life lesbians
Guardian News & Media
September 10, 2016

It is a sentiment that her fans have embraced in the hours following her revelation that she has ended her marriage to her husband after falling in love and beginning a same-sex relationship with her best friend.

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Random Man Mansplains Space to Actual NASA Astronaut
nymag.com
September 10, 2016

So fun being a woman online. If I had a dollar for every time a man tweeted at me to explain my own joke back to me, I’d be so rich that I would never have to use Twitter again.

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Beware the Bonds of Female Bonobos
NYtimes.com
September 10, 2016

Adult females responded to a broad range of male provocations — unwanted sexual overtures, food disputes, pushing, kicking, vocal threats, persistent pestiness — by forming coalitions of two or more females, who would then jointly take on their male tormentors.

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NBC Execs Also Think Matt Lauer Was a Disaster
jezebel.com
September 9, 2016

Matt Lauer’s moderation of NBC’s “Commander in Chief Forum,” was by and large disappointing to viewers who hoped to see him push back on Trump. Inside the network, executives tell CNN anonymously they also think Lauer was extremely bad.

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