Weekend Links, Vol. 71: beyond marriage

Welcome to another week of feminist web surfing! In Weekend Links we gather a set of the most engaging journalism, prose, poetry, art, activism, and Interweb images or memes we have come across. We hope with this small curation of links to illuminate the work of the prolific and active feminist blogosphere.

Links We Like

In the fight for LGBT rights, Pride leaves behind a trail of (In)Visibility

On being Black and gay and refusing to be proud

#ThrowBack: Dean Spade and Craig Willse wrote about why marriage will never save us

Buried Seedz of Resistance disrupts Denver Pride with a protest against police violence

Jennicet Gutiérrez explains interrupting President Obama during an LGBT reception, and it’s so important

Here’s how people’s reactions to Jennicet Gutiérrez exposed broader rifts in the gay-rights community

Africa Writes festival is celebrating African literature in London this summer

A series of Black churches have been burned down across the U.S. South

Sweatshop Feminists: feminist language co-opted to justify labor exploitation and neoliberal development

Haitian-Dominicans are now facing deportation from the Dominican Republic

Ta-Nehisi Coates sums up the violences the Confederate flag is steeped in and calls for its removal

And in a glorious (yet momentary) triumph, Bree Newsome removed the Confederate flag outside South Carolina’s State House when state officials failed to

Organizers from the Dalit diaspora continue an anti-caste campaign to redress genocidal violence against them

We are all about this graphic narrative explaining HPV

An open letter to people who claim to love Black womanhood

Black bodies in motion and in pain


Videos We Like

Sylvia Rivera shut down Pride in 1973 to speak up for imprisoned trans folks. Watch her ever relevant disruption archived by Reina Gossett:

y’all better quiet down! from reina july on Vimeo.

Alok Vaid-Menon of DarkMatter delivers an incredible interview on The Pain and Empowerment of Choosing Your Own Gender:

D’Angelo and Bobby Seale talk Black Power and protest music:


Feminist Tunes

Ana Tijoux is a French-Chilean rapper, here spitting about global resistance movements alongside Shadia Mansour. Check them out:

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