“Queen of the Capital,” a new documentary from director Josh Davidsburg, reveals a colorful queer community in the heart of the nation’s capital. The documentary follows drag queen Muffy Blake Stephyns on her quest to be crowned Empress of the Imperial Court of Washington, D.C.
From Stonewall to the Supreme Court, Pride month has long been a time for celebration, activism, and progress in the LGBTQ community. Here are eight monumental events in LGBTQ history that took place during Pride month and brought us to where we are now.
As Pride Month begins amidst nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, it’s easy to feel as if nothing we do will result in systemic change. But these LGBTQ activists prove that local activism can create lasting change.
Friday morning, D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser had “Black Lives Matter” painted on 16th Street—which leads directly to the White House.
June 4, 2020 is Moms’ Equal Pay Day, marking the amount of additional days that moms have to work to earn the same amount of money as the average U.S. dad earned last year.
In the U.S., 29 states require abstinence be stressed in sex ed programs, and only nine require they be LGBTQ inclusive. Many curriculums leave out consent entirely.
The Bloom Homeschooling Playbooks aim to help parents start age-appropriate conversations with their kids about consent, relationships, sexuality and gender identity.
Princess Sofia of Sweden recently announced on Instagram that she is joining the fight against COVID-19 as a medical assistant. She, along with around 80 volunteers each week, has completed an extensive online course hosted by Sophiahemmet Hospital, where Princess Sofia is an Honorary Chair.
Rhetoric that claims the pandemic is having a positive impact on the world, comes dangerously close to promoting ecofascist ideas. Ecofascism describes a society where individuals are sacrificed to benefit the environment. Deaths are ignored for the sake of the “greater good” of combating overpopulation and declining resources.
Despite significant setbacks, the last decade was one that saw many gains for women in the U.S.
In the current political moment, abortion deserves more than a quick-fire round of responses—and many other critical issues deserve more air time, too.