Posts Tagged gender non-conforming

Feministing Jamz: The Afropunk Festival is doing it right

The Afropunk Festival is hands-down one of my favorite things about summer in New York City. Every year, at the end of August, there is a whole weekend full of amazing musicians, and this year’s lineup is super exciting. Even outside of the music, though, the Festival has managed to create a wonderful and accepting space for all sorts of folks in attendance, and particularly for queer folks of color.

The Afropunk Festival is hands-down one of my favorite things about summer in New York City. Every year, at the end of August, there is a whole weekend full of amazing musicians, and

Leaked emails reveal, yes, BET did discriminate against B. Scott

Gov. Chris Christie isn’t the only one in trouble over some leaked emails. Executives over at BET will have some explaining to do, as TMZ and the Huffington Post have published emails that dispute their claims in a discrimination lawsuit filed against them by blogger B. Scott. 

Gov. Chris Christie isn’t the only one in trouble over some leaked emails. Executives over at BET will have some explaining to do, as TMZ and the Huffington Post have published emails that dispute their claims in a discrimination ...

The next Prop 8? Opponents submit signatures to repeal transgender students’ rights in CA

In August, California passed a law to protect public school student’s rights to participate in activities like sports and use facilities based on their gender identity. This is an important and groundbreaking step to make sure trans and gender non-conforming students have full access to the public education that is there right. So of course religious conservatives are trying to repeal the law, because coming after our children is clearly the Christian thing to do.

In August, California passed a law to protect public school student’s rights to participate in activities like sports and use facilities based on their gender identity. This is an important and groundbreaking step to ...

Quick Hit: What’s next for the gay rights movement?

According to the brilliant E.J. Graff, the next battle is over gender–and it’s one we should all be fighting.

In a great Newsweek cover story that explores the way our cultural ideas of “queerness” have changed, E.J. argues that, thanks to the tireless efforts of a generation of gay rights activists, the battle over the right to desire–and even marry–whoever you want is close to being won. But on issues of gender identity and expression, we’ve still got a ways to go. An excerpt:

It may be OK, soon, for a woman to marry a woman and a man to marry a man everywhere in the United States. But it’s not even close to being OK for a boy to like ...

According to the brilliant E.J. Graff, the next battle is over gender–and it’s one we should all be fighting.

In a great Newsweek cover story that explores the way our cultural ideas of “queerness” have changed, E.J. argues that, ...