JANELLE MONAE: WE MUST DO BETTER FOR OUR TRANS SIBLINGS

The Grammy-nominated American singer Janelle Monáe says that queer and transgender people of colour must be empowered and supported by the rest of the LGBT+ community. In an interview with Paper Magazine, Monáe said, “In the same way we want white folks to support us and be better allies and use their privilege to make change in…

NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY (NHTD) 2K19

Today marks National HIV Testing Day & this year’s theme, “Doing It My Way,” is the same as last year’s and highlights the many ways people can make HIV testing a part of their lives. In today’s world, HIV is no longer a death sentence. Thanks to antiretroviral medications, living with the virus is like…

¿HOW DO YOU TELL HIM HE’S BAD IN THE SACK?

Sometimes in a relationship/hookup session, you’re not sure how to phrase a delicate subject or tricky topic. Sure, saying nothing at all is easy, but avoiding the subject doesn’t do anyone any good. So is it so hard to have those difficult discussions about sexual performance (or lack thereof) without it turning into full-blown fight?…

BEHEADED, GUNNED DOWN & STONED TO DEATH: 369 TRANS PEOPLE KILLED THIS YEAR

Trans people have been beheaded, gunned down and stoned to death, according to a new report. It highlights the 369 trans, non-binary and gender-variant people, at least, who were murdered in the 12 months from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. 28 of the trans murder victims were reported to be teenagers, with some as young…

WHY THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY TURNED A HUMAN RIGHT INTO A HOLIDAY

It’s another year. It’s time again to slice and dice what it means to celebrate Pride. LGBTQ elders might shame younger folks for not knowing how good they have it, while independent queers might shame corporate ones for poisoning our culture. Ultimately, everyone will struggle to discuss what Pride should be. But no matter how…

JANET MOCK IS THE FIRST TRANS WOMAN TO SIGN OVERALL DEAL WITH NETFLIX

After writing, producing, and directing for FX’s Pose as well as being signed on to direct an episode of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming series The Politician, Janet Mock has announced an overall deal with Netflix. The announcement makes history as she is the first trans person to establish an overall deal with a major studio. “This deal is so…