This week the US Supreme Court will hear three cases dealing with queer and trans rights, cases that ask the court to decide whether it is legal to fire someone who is queer and/or trans under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act’s prohibition on discrimination based on sex. The subject of one of these cases, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is Aimee Stephens.
Global toy brand Mattel announced today a new product line featuring a customizable doll offering endless combinations all in one box. The Creatable World™ doll line, consisting of six different doll kits that are available in a variety of skin tones, invites kids to create their own characters with extensive wardrobe options, accessories, and wigs that allow them to style their doll with short or long hair, or in a skirt, pants, or both.
Actress and trans activist Angelica Ross, the breakout star of the history-making FX series Pose, has been announced as the host of the upcoming 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on LGBTQ Issues.
Saint Taint, a trans-femme artist, recently released a new video for their single “I Got Lies (feat. Mïrändä).
With the assistance of a team of 80 volunteers and a year of outreach to the community, the first ever PRIDE festival in south Los Angeles will be held on on the Compton College campus Saturday, July 6.
Pride Week is always filled with some of the queerest and most fabulous events of the year. But let’s face it. Those events can be expensive! If you want to enjoy some Pride fun, but haven’t got hundreds of dollars burning a hole in your rainbow pocket, we’ve put together a list of some of the best free Pride events this year.
It’s hard not to think about today’s rapidly changing and gentrifying Seattle when listening to the latest single from Emma Lee Toyoda, ‘i don’t wanna play your show.’ The song is raw and punk, like skinning your knee on the concrete floor of a basement house party mosh pit. And then getting up and moshing again anyway. It’s a departure from the more folksy, ethereal, indy sounds of their previous work.
We’ve written about OrcaCon before, a mainstay in the local tabletop convention scene, and the largest tabletop gaming convention in the PNW. It’s since moved from Everett to the Bellevue Hilton, but still features a great selection of panels, industry guests, merchants, and, of course, games, games, games!
One of the best parts about ECCC is the variety of diversity related panels and events to be found, especially panels featuring queer related content, as well as panels representing accessibility, race, and gender. Here are some of the best panels to be found on the list.
To call out the obvious lip service that the entertainment industry pays to its desperate need for more representative inclusion seems redundant, and yet, the more things change, the more they stay the same. When it comes to inclusion, Hollywood still has a homophobia problem.
While Call Me By Your Name is a beautifully crafted piece of cinema, its story is ultimately empty and unfulfilling, and would’ve better served as a 20 minute video tour of Northern Italy. Combined with such problematic casting, it makes for a story that just didn’t need to be told.
If you’ve a fan of Seattle’s amazing queer comedy scene, then you owe it to yourself to check out Hot Takes With Hot Dykes, self-described as Seattle’s premiere lesbian talk radio show. The gay baby of Seattle comedy couple Clara Pluton and Val Nigro airs on Hollow Earth Radio every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, as well as in podcast form (for those who aren’t radio wave inclined) on Soundcloud and iTunes.