Posts Tagged queerness

Feministing Jamz: Chatting with My Gay Banjo

I’m super excited to bring you Feministing Jamz’ first interview!

I first saw Julia and Owen play together as My Gay Banjo years ago in a Brooklyn living room, at some sort of potluck talent show combo where I forgot my umbrella (it was a good umbrella). Though the umbrella incident was kinda sad, I still remember that evening quite fondly, for these two totally captured my heart. Since then, this sweet duo has played countless shows, developed a loving audience, and is now on tour across the U.S. promoting their newest album, Country Boys in the City

I’m super excited to bring you Feministing Jamz’ first interview!

I first saw Julia and Owen play together as My Gay Banjo years ago in a Brooklyn living room, at some sort of potluck talent ...

Are you Out2Enroll?

Today is National Coming Out Day, a complicated event that inspires many and worries others who find the narrative constricting or shaming. But, whatever your feelings about the standard coming out narrative, there’s another way to celebrate today: are you Out2Enroll?

The Sellers Dorsey Foundation, the Center for American Progress, and the Federal Agencies Project have come together to create an intuitive informational portal about Obamacare for queer and trans people. The website functions both to spread the word about the Affordable Care Act and help visitors find the best insurance options for their needs. Why is it important for LGBTQ people to be covered? The site

Today is National Coming Out Day, a complicated event that inspires many and worries others who find the narrative constricting or shaming. But, whatever your feelings about ...

Acceptance is not the goal

Gallup just released the results of its annual poll surveying Americans’ moral views on a number of hot topics, from adultery to polygamy to birth control. In general, respondents seem to have grown more progressive. According to Gallup, 59% of Americans believe gay and lesbian relationships are “morally acceptable,” up from 40% in 2001, when the annual questionnaire was first administered. Sixty-three percent of 2013 respondents are alright with teens having sex, compared to 32% 12 years ago. While only 45% of those polled in ’01 “personally believe[d] that in general it is morally acceptable” to have a baby out of marriage, now 60% do. Birth control got the “meh, ok” from 91%.

This is good news. In a ...

Gallup just released the results of its annual poll surveying Americans’ moral views on a number of hot topics, from adultery to polygamy to birth control. In general, respondents seem to have grown more progressive. ...

Superheroine

Weekly Feminist Reader

Fully dressed superheroines are about questioning the genre, not imposing a moral code.

Kai M Green: “I will never straighten out my wrist.”

Hillary Clinton: Helping women isn’t just a “nice” thing to do.

Speaking of which, check out Politico on Hillary Clinton Fever.

The New York Times reports on the NYPD’s policing of trans people of color.

Muslimah Pride, FEMEN, and feminism as self-determination.

Keyword research on retail sites has a lot to tell us about gender and “neutral” defaults.

The Crunk Feminist Collective interviews Kathryn Buford of Live Unchained.

My culture not outfit” campaign launches against cultural appropriation in fashion.

The idea of the “bikini body”

Fully dressed superheroines are about questioning the genre, not imposing a moral code.

Kai M Green: “I will never straighten out my wrist.”

Hillary Clinton: Helping women isn’t just a “nice” thing ...