Monthly Archives: August 2011
So You Think You Can Dance’s Sasha Mallory says she’s proud to be a lesbian, but that she didn’t come out during the show because it wasn’t relevant to the competition. The eighth-season runner-up has been receiving criticism for her decision.
Ja’briel Walthour, a transgender advocate and children’s book author, shares her personal story and calls for the end of violence against trans women of color.
The last party of the summer (and possibly the year). Bring your flags. Bring your rags. Wear your country’s colors. All are invited. Come ready to SWEAT!
InspiHERed By spotlights phenomenal women in the Black queer community—everyone from artists to activists. Each week ELIXHER features someone whose personal journey and individual craft inspire us to dream bigger, laugh harder, and love deeper. This week we chat with Morgan Mann Willis, a New York City-based writer and consultant.
LGBT publication, The Advocate, examines the recent attacks against transgender women of color and the disproportionate rates they face violence.
The parents of Mitrice Richardson have reached a tentative $900,000 settlement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, according to the Los Angeles Times. Richardson’s partial skeletal remains were discovered in August 2010 in a Malibu ravine nearly one year after she vanished upon release from jail.
Janet Mock, transgender People.com editor and transgender rights advocate, spoke out against Don Lemon’s offensive interview with Chaz Bono, Isis King, Laverne Cox, and Harmony Santana.
Earlier this week, America’s Next Top Model contestant Isis King, actress Laverne Cox and other “trailblazers in the transgender community” (like actress Harmony Santana who made her debut in the Sundance Film Fetsival’s Gun Hill Road and Chaz Bono) appeared on a panel to discuss being transgender in America.
In a heartfelt letter to her unborn child, the Jamaican-born poet and feminist addresses the critics, dispels myths about pregnancy, and makes a pact with her son or daughter.