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100 LGBTQ Black Women You Should Know: The Epic Black History Month Megapost

100 LGBTQ Black Women You Should Know: The Epic Black History Month Megapost
Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender women represent a vibrant and visible portion of the LGBTQ community. In addition to the legends of the Harlem Renaissance and the decades of groundbreaking activism spearheaded by women like Audre Lorde, Barbara Smith and Angela Davis, many of the most prominent coming out stories of the past two years have been black women like Brittney Griner, Raven-Symonè, Diana King and Robin Roberts. Meanwhile, Laverne Cox and Janet Mock have become the most visible transgender women in media. So, in honor of Black History Month, below you’ll find over 100 lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer and transgender women you should know about. Keep in mind, there are so many more prominent black LGBT women than are represented below. If any of these pictures have been attributed incorrectly or lack proper attribution or contain misinformation, please email bren [at] autostraddle [dot] com and she will fix (or remove it) for you. Frances E.W. Marsha P. E.

SONACOTRA | l'APARTHEID en France Carte postale propagande Sonacotra | 1970s l'APARTHEID en France LUTTE des FOYERS [1974 - 1980] Prétendre qu'il existe des populations aux caractéristiques telles qu'il est nécessaire de construire pour elles des logements spécifiques c'est poser que ces caractéristiques sont données et qu'elles isolent et distinguent définitivement ces catégories du reste de la population. […] Ainsi le thème d'une « nature » particulière supposée rejoint les thèmes principaux de l'idéologie raciste. Mireille GINESY-GALANO | 1984 Banalisée par le temps, acceptée de fait par les partis politiques, les syndicats et la société française, un quasi consensus normait la mise à l'écart du prolétariat immigré célibataire – une spécificité française, le foyer d'immigrés-isolés n'existe dans aucun pays européen proche de la France [1]. Ces dispositions inédites (entre autres) ont été prises afin de déroger aux normes de la construction et aux lois protégeant le locataire français. « M. « … M.

Why I’m Absolutely an Angry Black Woman Why I’m Absolutely an Angry Black Woman Photo by Femi Matti Because when I was five, my kindergarten classmate told me I couldn’t be the princess in the game we were playing because black girls couldn’t be princesses. Because I was in third grade the first time a teacher seemed shocked at how “well-spoken” I was. Because in fourth grade I was told my crush didn’t like black girls. Because in sixth grade a different crush told me I was pretty — for a black girl. Because in 9th grade when I switched schools a boy told me he knew I had to be mixed with something to be so pretty. Because I was one of two black girls in the freshman class at my college. Because when I got married people assumed I was pregnant. Because my nephew told me he couldn’t be Spider Man like he wants to because Spider Man is white. Because there isn’t a place in the world White Supremacy hasn’t touched.

Noire et juive: la liberté de l'espèce | Rachel Khan J'ai tourné 7 fois ma langue dans ma bouche. J'ai récité l'alphabet à l'envers comme à l'endroit, j'ai mangé du chocolat pendant les fêtes, beaucoup, beaucoup trop. Mais ça n'est pas passé. J'ai regardé la télé, écouté la radio, regardé les twitts de tous les côtés sans jamais rien dire, coincée au milieu de cette pagaille, cette guerre culturelle, sociale et économique, mais aussi cette guerre d'egos assoiffés d'apparition dans les médias. Pourtant, j'avais souhaité un début d'année serein, passée la crise de foie évidemment, j'avais souhaité une année remplie d'ouverture, d'amour, de bonheur et de fous rires. Je me suis tue, jusqu'au moment où me taire est devenu insoutenable. Ma mère, née en 1940, d'origine juive polonaise a été cachée en France pendant la guerre. Dans les dîners en ville, on se rassure, on me rassure en me disant: "Oh! Je suis le fruit de l'histoire de France, le fruit entre un peuple que l'on a voulu éradiquer et l'autre que l'on a voulu soumis à jamais.

How Disablist Western Ideas of 'Self-Determination' Undermine Social Justice and 5 Ways to Make It Right Originally published on stillmyrevolution and republished here with their permission. I am going to spend a lot of this post critiquing the idea of bodily self-determination, but this is not to say that I don’t think it is incredibly important. I do. I think this is the case both in a theoretical way and in a very grounded way. As a trans person who takes hormones and has had surgery, my ability to direct what happens to my body is essential. As a survivor of sexual assault, I think it is absolutely vital that people’s bodily autonomy and consent always be respected. As a disabled person who has had care collectives help me meet my basic needs, it has been crucial that I be able to direct my care while maintaining my own autonomy. But I am also White and a settler living on unceded land. My first site of concern with respect to self-determination being embraced as a political ideal is that self-determination is being co-opted from Indigenous struggles. Independent Living Riding the Waves 1. 2.

Petites notes sur l’appropriation culturelle | équimauves Concept du coup de clavier ici. C’est à l’arrache. Condensé de commentaires sur l’appropriation culturelle. Parce qu’on en revient toujours là. Dans les discussions suscitées par cette affaire de policiers qui font une "soirée négro" (ouais, je sais, haut niveau), une énième affaire de blackface, on voit souvent s’élaborer une distanciation par rapport à ce comportement avec l’idée de justifier l’appropriation culturelle comme un ouverture au monde. Une large partie du développement est issue de lectures très intéressantes sur divers blogs francophones et anglophones. L’appropriation culturelle n’est pas un échange culturel. L’appropriation culturelle c’est l’adoption ou le vol d’icônes, rituels, normes esthétiques et comportement d’une culture ou sous-culture par une autre. L’appropriation culturelle dérive de l’impérialisme, du capitalisme, de l’oppression et de l’assimilation. Apprécier une culture n’est pas synonyme de s’approprier cette culture. Like this: J'aime chargement…

To White Feminists Who Don't Want to Discuss Racism: Here Are 7 Things You Need to Know I used to roll my eyes and scroll past articles that talked about racism. I can’t believe I’m admitting that here, but it’s true, I did. I’m a white woman, and I used to think that discussions about race didn’t concern me. As soon as someone took a conversation about gender and began to add a racial analysis to it, I would zone out. I used to think, “Racism doesn’t affect me, so why should I care?” Ouch. I thought that race and gender were two distinct issues. But what I know now is 1) intersectional feminism means that I should care about issues that don’t necessarily affect me, because that’s generally a good rule for being a decent human, and 2) the fact that I am a white person is exactly why I should care about racism. But before I knew those things, I was the very picture of white feminism. What is white feminism? White feminism lacks any intersectionality. Now, it is possible to be a white feminist who doesn’t practice white feminism. I don’t always succeed, of course. Whoa. 1. 2. 3. 4.

the critical fashion lover's (basic) guide to cultural appropriation writing about cultural appropriation and racism in fashion is potentially the most controversial topic for fashion writers, with body politics (which isn't completely divorced from these issues) following close behind. those of us who identify as critical, progressive or liberal minded want to think these things will just go away, but cannot ignore all the signs say otherwise; in fact, racism and cultural appropriation seems to be selling more than ever as of late. just look at the fact that white models are still the standard on runways and in magazines, and that outdated, undeniably racist things like blackface will come back and rear their ugly heads in the pages of vogue even in our supposed "post-racial" era. "So... should I not wear minnetonka shoes or feather earrings anymore?" sydbarretsaves "Am I gonna go to liberal-PC-prison for wearing silver and turquoise jewelry?""Really? I'm not allowed to wear a FEATHER IN MY HAIR?

The discomfiting truth about white feminism: Meryl Streep, Amy Poehler & the movement’s long history of racial insensitivity After a very unfortunate joke about pedophilia and Blue Ivy Carter in the opening show of a new series produced by Amy Poehler, I waited for white feminists to speak up. I waited for my feminist sisters who claim that feminism is indeed for more than just white women, to make the case about why the joke was in terrible taste, and that it would never have been made about a young white child. I waited for Amy Poehler, who I myself have genuinely admired for her politics and hilarious show “Parks & Rec,” to say something. I waited for the think pieces by white feminists calling for a reckoning of the unexamined racism inherent in the joke. I waited. And waited. This past week brought us the release of a new film about the movement for women’s right to the vote, “Suffragette.” In the early 1900s, white women in the US were fighting for the right to vote, with many racist values intact.

"Moi je ne vois pas les couleurs" J’ai lu ceci lors de mes pérégrinations sur Twitter, alors qu’un Internaute sortait l’artillerie de l’ami caution “J’ai un ami [...] et des amies[...] et je m’en fous, on est tous pareils, on est tous humains. ” “Alors quoi, tu fais la différence entre un Noir et un Blanc ? Tu es pitoyable”. Parmi les interlocuteurs, il y avait mon amie, noire en l’occurence. A l’heure d’un climat xénophobe à son comble, il y en a encore qui persistent dans un déni du racisme, tout en s’assurant d’avoir bonne conscience. Encore ce matin, sous un article ayant parlant d’une élite noire, j’ai lu un commentaire qui disait la chose suivante : “Pourquoi “bravo à eux”? J’ai dû relire deux ou trois fois le commentaire, perplexe. Si proche de l’absurde , et pourtant le colorblind demeure construit. Le colorblind est le symptôme d’un racisme politiquement correct: celui de surface, de la télé, du buzz. Ce colorblind alimente ce même idéal d’ère post-raciale. D’où vient ce mythe de la transparence ? Like this:

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