Queer Windows in Dembow Music

By Princess Jiménez •  In the Dominican Republic, where supposedly moral society and the Church often espouse virulent homophobia and transphobia, an unusual alliance has appeared among the very poorest: singers and producers of popular music genre Dembow are working with queer people and trans women, who have become huge stars in their own right. Princess … Continue reading Queer Windows in Dembow Music

Spots on the Rug

By Joshua Redd •  The House. The Red One. Right there on Macdonough. You can leave me on the corner, I’m fine. I live at the address, but the house isn’t mine.   The rules of ownership are entitled to the mother, the sister, the dogs, the roaches, the mice, the boyfriend, the nephew. My … Continue reading Spots on the Rug

Living at the Intersections of Anti-Black Racism and Queerphobia

Third grade I remember standing in the lunch line waiting for cheap spaghetti and old milk. I would look at the other girls in line and think about how pretty they were. And then I’d tell myself to stop being gay. Stop it, stop it, stop it. I pushed those feelings to the bottom of … Continue reading Living at the Intersections of Anti-Black Racism and Queerphobia

A Conversation With Patrisse Khan-Cullors

By Stephanie Younger • After delivering a speech at a March For Our Lives demonstration in Richmond, VA about the significance listening to Black youth in the fight for gun violence prevention, I was offered the opportunity to write for the ACLU of Virginia’s to share my thoughts on juvenile justice, racial justice and womanism. … Continue reading A Conversation With Patrisse Khan-Cullors

14 Black Girls, Women & Non-Binary People Every Womanist Should Know About

"In Search of Our Mother's Gardens," by Alice Walker By Stephanie Younger •  Many institutions fail to educate Black History and Women's History from the most marginalized voices in the Black community. Black women, girls and non-binary people are often discredited for our contributions to the feminist movement and the civil rights movement. Civil Rights … Continue reading 14 Black Girls, Women & Non-Binary People Every Womanist Should Know About