“Seducing her? It’s very easy.”

On its surface, Atomic Blonde looks like a film with kick-ass action choreography. The movie follows the Monomyth screenplay structure of the Hero’s journey, that we are used to seeing in most Hollywood productions where every story has a beginning, a middle and an end: In the beginning you setup your hero (or heroine) and her story, then you throw something at her that is a great source of conflict and takes her into a whole heap of trouble, where she faces many foes and has to overcome various obstacles. At the end the hero […]

Mariela Castro promotes pro-LGBT ‘legislative package’ in Cuba

Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raúl Castro and niece of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, takes part in a march to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Havana on May 14, 2016. (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers) The daughter of Cuban President Raúl Castro on Wednesday said there is a “legislative package” that would extend rights to LGBT Cubans.Diario de Cuba, an independent website that is blocked in Cuba, reported Mariela Castro, who is director of the country’s National Center for Sexual Education, did not provide specific details when […]

Thug jailed after attacking lesbian couple; punching one of them unconscious in train attack

  A homophobic thug has been jailed for over two years after he urinated on, and then punched, a lesbian couple in a drunken attack at a train station in Manchester. Jamie Shaw has been jailed for 28 months after the incident at Piccadilly Station in Manchester on 30 January last year, when he attacked the pair, who were making their way home after a night out. The couple, both in their 40s from Dukinfield, say they are now fearful to hold hands in public after the horrific assault. One of the women was knocked […]

Protesters rally worldwide in solidarity with Washington march

Donald Trump hammered home in his inaugural address outside the Capitol building Friday the promise he had sewn onto so many red ballcaps: that he would Make America Great Again. In the same spot the following day, Women’s March on Washington protesters with far less nostalgia for America’s past – women who lived through the Civil Rights movement, who came of age in an era when abortion was criminalized, who have vivid memories of a time when gay men and women were regularly victimized – have gathered to say, We are not going back. I’m […]

Sister Wives Star Comes Out As Gay…Wait..What?

Someone named Mariah made huge news over the weekend. And, no, NOT Mariah Carey, despite that singer’s Divaesque behavior on New Year’s Eve early Sunday morning. Instead, the Mariah in question is Mariah Brown, the 21-year old daughter of Kody and Meri Brown of TLC’s Sister Wives fame. She shocked both her family and viewers on Sunday night when she uttered two simple words in front of her parents and other lovedd ones: I’m gay. A reality star coming out as homosexual would be a pretty big deal no matter what. We’d write about it […]

Anti-gay Gambian president rejects election results

[metaslider id=3839]Anti-gay Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Friday announced he has rejected the results of his country’s presidential elections. December 10, 2016 at 10:49 am EST | by Michael K. Lavers Anti-gay Gambian president rejects election results     Vehemently anti-gay Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has rejected the results of this month’s presidential elections in which he lost to an opposition candidate (White House photo public domain) Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Friday announced that he no longer accepts the results of his country’s presidential elections.The Associated Press reported Jammeh said in a televised speech there […]

Equality House Vandalized

Before painting the Equality House, Davis and I thought it would only be three weeks before the house was burnt down. ‘We even set forth escape plans.’ But something beautiful happened over the course of the last three years…. Nothing.With roughly 150 visitors a day, the Equality House had never been attacked.Then, in late 2016:- Our Little Free Library was covered in feces.- The KKK knocked on our door and told Davis and me that we would be killed if Trump were elected. Then, a few weeks ago, I was awakened by the sounds of […]

San Junipero

In 1987, a shy woman, Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis), visits San Junipero for the first time. One of the first people she sees is Kelly (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a vivacious party girl trying to lose Wes, a man she had a fling with. Kelly uses Yorkie to ditch Wes, pretending they are old friends…   Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Kelly “San Junipero” is the fourth episode of the third series of Black Mirror starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis. It was written by series creator Charlie Brooker.             WATCH: HERE Related articles Jodie […]

I’m A Jewish Queer Woman And I Already See The Impact Of Bannon’s Hate

From Feromoon News:   Spray painted graffiti in Denver, Colorado. I’m A Jewish Queer Woman And I Already See The Impact Of Bannon’s HatePosted in News Denver Police are looking for two suspects who went on a vandalism spree overnight spray painting racial slurs, hateful speech and swastikas on cars and homes.On Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump named Breitbart News Network executive chairman Steve Bannon as his chief strategist and senior counselor. Bannon, who served as CEO of the Trump campaign, oversaw the publication of anti-semitic, racist, sexist, homophobic and Islamophobic content in his role as […]

Wanda Sykes says "F*ck You" to Boston and Barbara Boxer: "Abolish Electoral College"

Wanda Sykes BOOED for calling Trump a RACIST… by a-san2 You See The Petition To Your Right? I put it up the day after the election, SIGN IT NOW! I wasn’t playing when I put it up and Senator BarbR Boxer agrees which is why she is introducing a biill to ban the electoral college. The Republican cnrollewd Congress is not liely to pass it but we have to start now in every possible way to ensure thia NEVER happens again! Dorothy Surrenders is not doing enough with her flowery posts, I want you to […]

Australia national marriage vote blocked

COME On Australia get your collective act together! The Labor party will block legislation to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality. (File photo by Michael Key). Editor’s note: This article originally ran on the website of the Star Observer, a Sydney-based LGBT newspaper. The Australian same-sex marriage debate. Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has confirmed the Labor party will block legislation to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality. The decision the caucus made today followed Shorten’s and Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek’s advice to not support the Parliament. Plebiscite legislation is now unlikely to pass […]

Cognitive Measures

The blog: tek-girl.com doesn’t make money, it has no donors or even anyone intelligent enough to click on a banner ad. What this blog does have however,  is a contributor who is sick to no end of the persistent ongoing cognitive dissonance in the online lesbian community. The Pulse nightclub shooting was more than anything that we can label it as: More than a terrorist attack (Don’t all shooting incidents whether perpetuated domestically  or in  foreign lands) “Terrify?” More than Internalized Homophobia, More than Racism.  The massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub was an amalgamation of […]

Remembering The Women and Men Who Were Killed In Orlando

Originally Posted on Autostraddle June 14, 2016 at 10:35am UTC We mourn the loss of 49 LGBTQ people and allies — almost entirely people of color— with our whole hearts. We already know that at least one of the men killed on Sunday was a friend of an Autostraddle team member, and it’s likely that many of you out there have connections to these beautiful souls yourself. The Orlando Sentinel is one of many outlets who have been posting stories and information about the victims lives and I wanted to do so here as well. […]