I first came out as bisexual in high school in a scary wasteland called Montana in 1999. Now, I wasn’t out to everybody, but enough people guessed I was queer of some sort I routinely got called the f word. I came out to more people as bisexual in high school than I did trans […]
Now that Notorious RBG and her crew used some jiggery-pokery, marriage equality is the law of the land. Everybody seems to be asking, what is next?
I used to love the holidays. Christmas was my second favorite celebration next to my birthday. I enjoyed getting together with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My parents and I would make the trek to my grandparents’ farm around the 20th or 21st and we would stay through the 28th or so. My mind gets […]
If anything captivated ladyblogland this past week, it was Ferguson. Our PoC news captured a few articles yesterday. I’ve rounded up a few, plus some other articles of interest.
This week, I attended an academic conference in which someone addressed the topic of mass incarceration of black women, a topic that ladyblogland has talked about for years. It makes you think: there’s a lot of good work being done here in ladyblogland. With that in mind, let’s see what the bloggers talked about this week.
Lupita Nyong’o is my new patronus.
My favorite celebrity got engaged to himself yesterday in ATT Park in San Francisco. Wait, what? Kanye did not get engaged to himself? So my birthday mate, Kim Kardashian, got a nice big engagement story from Kanye thanks to his proposal.
I watch a lot of movies. I like to make lists; sometimes I make so many lists, my friends get annoyed. It seems these two are perfect together. In honor of Pride Month, dear unicorns, here is a list, in no particular order, of my favorite LGBT movies.
My friends joke that I talk about Scrubs as if I have a writer’s credit. Really, though, I’m much more like Abed in Community, television is my reference point and Scrubs happens to be the imagery that most frequents my Rolodex. I could write the book on Scrubs; actually, I have every intention of doing […]
Julia Serano is a writer, biologist, curator, spoken-word artist, and musician. Whew. Her 2008 book, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, ignited readers by offering a critique on both mainstream and feminist views of gender. As a trans woman, she offers a unique perspective on sexism, cis-sexism, feminist and […]
After attending a Queer Book Swap in NYC in May, I was motivated to host a book swap of my own. And so it was! Next month I will co-host the first Vegan/Animal Rights Book Swap in NYC with my friend Olivia Lane at Sustainable NYC.
By now, you know that we love sex, and you may also know that we’re big nerds who love to read. So we jumped at the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the second issue of Salacious, a queer feminist sex magazine.
Throughout the day I’ve actively refreshed #NY4M on Twitter for updates on the status of the highly-anticipated vote. A few hours ago Politico reported that undecided senator Greg Ball, potentially the vote to tip the scales in favor of passing marriage equality in NY, is asking Twitter and Facebook followers for an opinion on whether he should vote in support […]
As much attention as Glee has gotten lately for its portrayal of gay teens on television, I wasn’t so convinced. It’s great that there’s a main character on a TV show for gay and questioning youth (and everyone else) to see. It’s even better, and more encouraging, that the reponse to gay teens in primetime […]