Rape is not pretty, and we’d rather not look at it. Still, it’s a fact of my...– xojane.com managing editor Emily McCombs, on why she talks about being raped and why she’ll never be silent (via janetmock)
Doctor: Are you sexually active?
Doctor: Is there any chance you could be pregnant?
Doctor: Are you taking birth control pills?
Doctor: Do you use condoms?
Doctor (beginning to look concerned): Is there a medical reason you can't become pregnant?
Me: Not that I'm aware of.
Doctor (looking even more concerned, now speaking in a condescending tone): Then how do you know there's no chance of pregnancy?
Me: Last I checked, my female partner would have a hard time pulling that off.
Trans Folks Eating Girl Scout Cookies: This is... →
transfolkseatinggirlscoutcookies: ryansallans: Thank you #UCDavis http://lgbtcenter.ucdavis.edu/lgbt-education/Transphobia%208x11.pdf it’s important to remember that in the end, this is about more than just the love of cookies. for aspiring trans* allies: if that girl’s video made you mad, stop and take a minute to…
Letter From The Editor: Thank You!
Since our launch in March 2011, we’ve grown immensely thanks to you. Your unwavering loyalty, honest feedback, and gracious words have propelled ELIXHER forward into an even bigger and better 2012. I created ELIXHER out of a void I witnessed. As a Black queer woman and journalist, I noticed the lack of images and stories that spoke to my community and my experience. I’m proud to say that by...