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If you can commit to following the points in this guide, and to share and re-share this guide, you will be contributing to changing a culture that is indebted in the oppression of Black individuals.

Your Guide On How To Support Black People After Incidents Of Police Violence

This piece is for you, my non-Black friends, my non-Black family members, my non-Black activists, my non-Black educators, and my non-Black partner. Read...
Alan Pelaez Lopez of Everyday Feminism    |   07.22.16   |   SHARE
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Taystee sobs, kneeling on the ground, with a CO standing behind her. Image: Netflix.

Orange Is The New Black Is Trauma Porn Written For White People [spoilers]

It’s like the writers and producers sat around and said, “Let’s put all the most f*cked up recent cultural references in one season and be the most Read...
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Still here. Still queer. Image: Liz Lazzara.

Dating A Man Doesn't Negate My Queerness

If you see me with my partner, you’ll more than likely think that I’m a straight girl in a heterosexual relationship — and there’s nothing I hate Read...
Elis de Guerre    |   06.24.16   |   SHARE
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The one person I thought I could trust, the one person I thought would accept me, turned her back on me. Image: Thinkstock.

I Came Out As Trans To My Best Friend In Middle School — And She Rejected Me

When you have a best friend, you expect to be able to tell them anything and for them to love you unconditionally, without judgment. At least, that’s Read...
Courtney Cameron    |   06.21.16   |   SHARE
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As a queer Latina, this news hit me on multiple fronts. Image: Ana Larazzy/Pexels.

On Embracing LGBTQ Labels In The Face Of Anti-Queer Violence

I’m not straight, but I often feel like a queer outsider. And I know I’m not the only one. Just a few days prior to the shooting, a fellow queer mama Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   06.20.16   |   SHARE
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Trans and queer Latinx social movement leaders respond to the massacre. Image: Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement.

In The Wake Of The Pulse Killings, These People Deserve To Be Heard

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement invites viewers to listen to trans and queer Latinx social movement leaders respond to the massacre­, Read...
Sarah Lazare of AlterNet    |   06.17.16   |   SHARE
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You are the proverbial light. You are the world’s treasure.

Take The Cake: For The Queers Who Died Because The World Called Our Bodies Disposable

This is a love song for those who showed me there was a thing called freedom, and it wasn’t closed-legged, and it wasn’t passable, that it was Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   06.16.16   |   SHARE
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Gender dysphoria can lead to overwhelming major depression and anxiety. Image: Thinkstock.

When Gender Dysphoria Triggers Self-Harm

Trans people struggle with disproportionate levels of anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. This is because we don’t identify with Read...
Courtney Cameron    |   06.9.16   |   SHARE
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