In ight of the release of her new album ‘Invasion of Privacy’, our latest piece explores the respectability politics that play a large role in the complex identity of Belcaris Almanzar (AKA Cardi B). An engine fueled as much by her supporters as her strongest doubters, Cardi B represents the ultimate “fuck you” to the white, male dominated industry and white dominated world. Cardi B is not asking for your approval or respect — she’s demanding it simply by existing in her truth.
It goes without saying that RuPaul’s Drag Race has given an important platform to the drag community. In a recent interview with the Guardian, RuPaul made it very clear that he does not see the show as a space for “bio queens”, cisgender women or trans women. We need to support the trans community, the gender non conforming community, and the drag community as a whole.
In the wake of the Parkland shooting, we have compiled several comprehensive statistics about the gun epidemic in America and a toolkit of resources for demanding gun reform from legislators.
Consistent glorification of black women’s triumphs made in defiance – but without any acknowledgement of the forces we are, in fact, defying – is nothing more than a useless and hollow performance of wokeness that translates into nothing. Idolization is just another form of dehumanization.
We’ve compiled a list of reliable charities (checked by Charity Navigator, a watchdog organization that vets charitable organizations) that will allow you to donate directly to the hands of recent disaster victims. This list will be updated daily to reflect the most accurate ways to help.
It is remiss to celebrate Pride without looking back on the tireless of work of the warrior mothers of gay liberation, Ms. Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson and Ms. Sylvia Rivera. Trans women of color were, are, and always will be on the frontline of LGBTQA+ revolution.
There are many ways to turn your outrage towards acts of warfare against Syria into action, even if you are not able to make a financial contribution at this time. Click on for a list of resources that you can utilize to support Syrians worldwide during this ongoing crisis.