Dyke March, San Francisco 2018
Not only was the film the first of Mexican cinema to be supportive of queer or trans struggles, it also presented audiences with an understanding of the sexual and physical violence faced by trans women and sex workers. Read the full article here. You can watch the movie on Youtube.
A new art exhibition at SOMArts in San Francisco features artwork by 14 queer, transgender and gender non-binary Muslim artists from Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, and beyond, including painters, performance artists and fashion designers!
Do any LGBTQIA+ Muslims in the San Francisco area want to write abut this show for our website? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
I interviewed Ashlee Marie Preston, who may become California’s first transgender legislator this fall. Read the full interview here.
I don’t want makeup to make me look pretty
I want makeup to turn my face into a monster, with red eyeshadow and smeared
black liner telling a tale of the battles fought everyday against the world and
Or an alien,
with stars of glitter collapsing and dying on my cheeks,
Showing all the magic of the galaxy that is me.
Or maybe a neon sign;
Garish pink lipstick with yellow and purple shadow up to my eyebrows, screaming
“I AM STILL HERE”
In a world, body, mind, life where I feel I don’t belong
Or am not wanted or not understood
I am still here.
Makeup provides a way to express all of these uncertainties.
It can be ok that I don’t know who I am, because I can be some other creature,
And I can wear that identity as armor.
When I feel invisible
Lost in translation or assimilation
My face can loudly tell a story that could otherwise have been buried.
And no matter if my own brain is sick and tired of this life, confused and
unsure and afraid,
I can find comfort
In all of these colors painted on my skin.
– Jasper Mancebo
Trenton Johnson is a 34-year-old transgender man of color living in Dallas.
Over the past nine months, he’s agreed to share what it’s been like to work, love and live as lawmakers debated the so-called “bathroom bill,” legislation that would have restricted restroom access for trans men, women and children across Texas.
In this three-part series, we follow Trenton as he becomes politically active for the first time, wins a new place of honor within his community and ultimately finds his purpose.
Here’s a piece of trans history they don’t teach you about in school.