June is Pride month which means that annual celebrations are happening in LGBTQIA+ communities, homes, and cities all over the country. While many are preparing to attend parades and other events, the country and world are steel in mourning after the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando which directly targeted queer folx. So, while this month is meant for celebration, there is still a deep sadness so many of us feel. In this video with NBC OUT, activist Tiq Milan discusses what Pride means to him and why we must celebrate through pain.
Many public figures have been commenting on the mass shooting last weekend at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. One such figure is comedian Hasan Minhaj who gave a candid speech at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Dinner about the inaction on gun legislation in Congress and how we are all complicit in the events that led up to the tragic events that left 49 dead and 53 injured.
Stephen A. Smith has a bad history of taking misogynistic stances on live television, most often during an taping of his ESPN show, “First Take!” He’s made jokes about women athletes messing up their hair and even gone as far as to say women are responsible in cases of domestic violence against themselves.
But that’s okay because he was “raised by 4 women,” right? Nope.
Numerous accounts have come from the survivors of last weekend’s tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub that left 49 people dead and many others injured. Each of the accounts are terrifying and give background on what can only be described as hours of horror. This survivor shares her experience through both poetry and personal interactions with the gunman on that tragic night.
This past weekend was a highlight reel for feminism as huge names graced the stage of the United States of Women Summit. President Barack Obama delivered another frame-worthy quote in his speech by saying, “I may be a little grayer than I was eight years ago, but this is what a feminist looks like.” But the brightest moment may have come from First Lady Michelle Obama.
There is no question that the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub last Saturday left many people around the country and the world speechless. With 49 people dead and another 50 injured, the reverberations of the tragic event were innumerable. But, those people who were directly targeted in the tragedy – queer and trans* Latinx folks – likely feel the brunt of those massacre more than any others.
It is very clear that the entertainment industry has an issue with race and racial representation across genres. Actors Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Aziz Ansari (Master of None) sat down for the fourth season of PBS SoCal’s and Variety’s Actors on Actors team to discuss how the lack of diversity of voices, writers, and talent in the television and film industries affects their careers.
Brock Turner is a rapist and the literal scum of the earth. This ex-NFL player has thoughts about why his case is about privilege rather than justice.
After he was found raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, the Stanford University student and his family made every appeal to the public possible to deny guilt. Then, the judge in his case only sentenced him to six months explaining that jail would have a negative impact on Turner. Meanwhile, the young woman whose life was forever changed has had to endure the entire ordeal, never having her experience centered or addressed.
What could you possibly get when you put Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey in the same brainstorming room? You get magic, excellence, and prestige of the highest degree, and that is exactly what is happening with the United State of Women Summit at the White House.
Rookie Magazine hosted a Q&A video for Amandla Stenberg about a week ago for their “How We Live” series. We already love Amandla for so many reasons, but this video is awesome, even with the opener, where Stenberg says, “I’m actually getting ready for my senior prom.”