Posts Tagged queer

Defining safety for all queer people in the wake of Orlando

The shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL early Sunday morning left many across the country reeling. Queer communities, in particular, were left questioning the sanctity of their safe spaces, and the constant threat against their lives. But the reality is that this threat isn’t uniform for all queer people: Black and brown members of the LGBTQI community suffered disproportionately from homophobic and racist violence even before Orlando.

The shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL early Sunday morning left many across the country reeling. Queer communities, in particular, were left questioning the sanctity of their safe spaces, and the constant threat against their lives. ...

Black Women Liberation

A Black Feminist’s Journey to Liberation

I’m a Black Lives Matter community organizer. Through this affiliation, I’ve sacrificed access to the profitable private sector, been a scapegoat for racist media, and have relinquished friendships and relations that I’ve held dear.

I’m a Black Lives Matter community organizer. Through this affiliation, I’ve sacrificed access to the profitable private sector, been a scapegoat for racist media, and have relinquished friendships and relations that I’ve held dear.

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Feminsting Reads: Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in sensory memories, corporeal trauma, physical pleasures. 

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in ...

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Tobi Hill-Meyer’s new Patreon page funds “Doing it Online”

In a time when trans sexuality embodies the unspeakable, Tobi Hill-Meyer has been singing arias from the mountaintops. Her work in the fields of pornography and erotica has played a major role in shaping what has come to be known as “queer porn,” and in particular granting new and more widely open roles to trans women interested in sex work before a camera.

In a time when trans sexuality embodies the unspeakable, Tobi Hill-Meyer has been singing arias from the mountaintops. Her work in the fields of pornography and erotica has played a major role in shaping what has ...

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Spread the love around on #GiveOUTDay

Give OUT Day is all about spreading the donations around among orgs doing vital work for queer and trans folks, and there are a number of amazing groups participating who we want to big up.

Give OUT Day is all about spreading the donations around among orgs doing vital work for queer and trans folks, and there are a number of amazing groups participating who we want to big up.

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#GiveOUTDay is this Thursday and Feministing needs your help!

 

Give OUT Day — a national day for supporting LGBTQ causes — is this Thursday, 5/21. We’re excited to announce that — now that Feministing is able to accept tax-deductible donations — we are participating in this major fundraising event for the first time.

 

Give OUT Day — a national day for supporting LGBTQ causes — is this Thursday, 5/21. We’re excited to announce that — now that Feministing is able to accept tax-deductible donations — we are participating in this ...

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On queered masculinity and misogyny

I started wearing ties my senior year of college. My mother bought me a slim, silver Calvin Klein tie at Nordstrom Rack when she visited me over her spring break. Though I began to dress in men’s clothes the year prior, until that moment, I had not yet forayed into officially being read as masculine.

I started wearing ties my senior year of college. My mother bought me a slim, silver Calvin Klein tie at Nordstrom Rack when she visited me over her spring break. Though I began to dress in men’s ...

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