5 Queer People on How They Found Their Chosen Families Whether online or IRL, here’s how five LGBTQ+ people found their community. Article by: Angela Watercutter & Samantha Cooper Reposted by: Jessica Paul It’s a fairly common tale in the LGBTQ+ community: Queer people move away from home and build new families of their own. They go to cities, find friends and partners, and form a network. Since many queer individuals are rejected (or just
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For trans women of color facing violence, each day is a fight for survival Original article by: Ignacio Torres, Jessica Hopper & JuJu Chang Reposted by: Jessica Paul Those who knew Muhlaysia Booker say she’s the type of person who can instantly brighten your day. “She’s very infectious,” said Jessica Anderson, one of Booker’s best friends. “I don’t care if you’re in the worst mood…she’s most definitely going to bring you out of that.” Booker, 22, an
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In light of LGBTQPIA History Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we honor Audre Lorde. A self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” Audre Lorde dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia. Lorde was born in New York City to West Indian immigrant parents. She attended Catholic schools before graduating from Hunter High School and published her first poem in Seventeen magazine while still a student