Eisha Love was incarcerated in a men’s jail after acting in self-defense. Now, as she rebuilds her life and continues to process the impact of her incarceration, she faces the challenge of trying to get a steady job as an out trans woman with a criminal record. We partnered with @aclu_nationwide to tell the stories of trans people. Hit the link in bio to watch Eisha’s full story.
@LaverneCox is @SELFmagazine’s new cover star, and our very own @1demerith interviewed her for it💫On why she uses the hashtag #transisbeautiful today in so many of her Instagram posts, Cox explained: “When I started transitioning 20 years ago, the goal of transitioning was not to be openly trans,” she says. “The goal of transitioning as presented to me by all the trans women that I admired was that you transition and you go and disappear and don't tell anyone your business.” Show Laverne and SELF some love, and check out their story. 📷: @carissajg
“For me, it was never really a choice. I was out. I loved the whole gay scene. I loved disco. I loved the clubs. There was never wavering in my mind as to what I had to do, because I wanted to live a life. If an actor is an artist, then as an artist you must live in an integral way. The least you can give the public is your true self. I wouldn’t offer up anything less.” Rupert Everett “The Happy Prince”, an Oscar Wilde biopic that he wrote, directed, and starred in. Hit the link in bio for the full story. 📷: @mollymatalon
“After swiftly shushing the crowd halfway through ‘Dog Days Are Over,’ [Florence] Welch asked the crowd to ‘embrace the person next to you, tell a stranger you love them, because I promise you that you do!’ Under her spell, the crowd of thousands erupted with declarations of love as queer couples openly showed affection and rainbow flags fluttered through the air.” @florenceandthemachine has stolen our queer hearts, especially after their New York City concert — hit the link in bio to read why.
“We tend to think of ‘coming out’ as a one and done moment. As the common narrative goes: #LGBTQ+ people spend our whole lives suffering in quiet anguish, suppressing our true selves, until one day we open the cage and let it loose. From that point on, we are free to live our lives authentically and never again allow cisgender, heterosexual society to tell us who to be. But life doesn’t necessarily work like that. Self-discovery takes a lifetime.” Coming out is not a one-time event. Being in the closet doesn’t make you less #queer. Hit the link in bio for our thoughts on #NationalComingOutDay. #oneofthem
“At three years old, [she] was saying, 'You know I'm a girl, mommy. You know I'm a girl.'" We partnered with the @ACLU_Nationwide to tell the stories of trans people. Meet Kai, a trans girl in Texas, a state notoriously known for its anti-trans legislation efforts surrounding public bathrooms. Hit the link in bio to watch Kai's full story.
Please respect that I’m only talking about #AStarIsBorn for the foreseeable future. (Hit the link in bio for a story on why #LittleMonsters are getting sentimental seeing their Ra Ra queen on the big screen).
“Although I’ve been out for most of my 20’s, at 25 I finally let myself explore what my #queerness actually meant to me. It’s was so easy to watch others living so freely, not worried about the rest of the world, even our own community’s high standards we’ve gotten so attached to. I said eff it, became my own biggest fan and pushed myself to truly embrace every thing that made me, me.” What it means to be #OneOfThem in @zacsmashyou’s words.