LGBTQ+

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Jessica Phoenix Sylvia Reclaims Herself After Men’s Prison

I am not even allowed to have pepper spray. I am a trans woman, so I already feel vulnerable, and now I cannot defend myself.

  • 08/25/2022
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CALL: Talking About LGBTQ+ Health, Aging, and Rights

Frustration is why it is crucial to sometimes take a step back and consider the change that has happened.

  • 06/25/2022
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Sisterhood, Not Cisterhood

Coming out is a big change, and it’s natural to have questions. If you’re close enough to a person, you can usually feel out if a question is okay.

  • 06/25/2022
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Faith & Fight: Barbara Satin Spent Decades Advocating for Trans Inclusion in Church Communities

As a devout Catholic who spent time in the seminary in her late teens, Satin says she knew that there was little room for women in leadership in the Catholic church and absolutely no acceptance of a transgender person.

  • 05/28/2022
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CALL: Being Authentic Even When You Are Afraid

We are all survivors of the human condition. All of us are attempting to make our way through the world. If we could go across the room and ask everybody to tell us “what makes you happy, what makes you sad, what challenge you have had in life, what success you have had, what makes you tick” — three things would happen.

  • 05/25/2022
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Who Controls Your Stomach?

I think this was his way to tell me that in my life, there were people who would try to control my stomach, my Black body. I have been taught that we, as Black people, reflect and realize what destiny is and how people in power can never take that away.

  • 03/28/2022
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April 2022: In the News

LGBTQ+ rights, conversion therapy ban, MMIR director, documentary about women entrepreneurs

  • 03/28/2022
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Lucina Kayee: The Stories of Foster Youth

No child should ever feel like they have to hide who they are.

  • 11/30/2021
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Undoing Heterotemporality

In a heteronormative, capitalist society, there is an expected sequence of life events that form the human experience.

  • 08/25/2021
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Queer Health & Relational Healing

The sex education that youth are typically taught in schools is not comprehensive. It often focuses on abstinence only, which

  • 05/25/2021
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Judie Junkie Blues: Conclusion

This is the ending section of a short story related to a surveillance society, as part of our exploration of fiction and poetry at womenspress.com

  • 02/13/2021
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A PenPal Zine for Rural Queers

I was shocked because I had never seen my state in any sort of queer history. Since then, I strive to bring forward the visibility of rural queer people.

  • 01/21/2021