Popaganda: Queering Family Values

“Family values” has been co-opted by right-wing folks. But what the hell! Feminists have strong values, and we have strong families, too. On today’s episode, we’re queering family values. For a lot of queer folks, the traditional concept of family is wrought with complicated feelings—a lot of blood families refuse to accept or celebrate queerness, so LGBTQ people have in many ways redefinied “family” for themselves. I talk with two queer feminist activists about what the word “family” means to them and which “family values” they try to live by and teach.

"Freeheld" is a Big Gay Rollercoaster, Full of Giddy Highs and Unfortunate Lows

Ellen Page and Julianne Moore star in the film about a real-life couple fighting to love eachother in the face of homophobia.  Read more »

We're Not Done Yet: 10 LGBT Equality Issues to Keep Working On Tomorrow

A sign from a celebratory rally in downtown Portland, Oregon this afternoon. Photo by Sarah Mirk. Today is a huge, amazing, important, wonderful day. Read more »

How Are States Still Arguing That Marriage is All About Procreation?

Today is a big milestone in the ongoing push for equal marriage rights nationwide: Today the Supreme Court heard the opening arguments in a case questioning whether states have the right to ban same-sex marriage. Read more »

This is a Huge Week for Marriage Equality in the South

A proud Florida couple at a 2008 protest against Amendment 2, which rewrote the state Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage.Photo by Danny Hammontree (Creative Commons).  This past year was... Read more »

This History-Making Marriage Equality Documentary is a Joyful Tearjerker

Here is a documentary that will write history. The Case Against 8 artfully weaves the tale of the legal fight over same-sex marriage into the personal stories of the people whom our unfair marriage laws most... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the feminist news on my radar today: • The Center for Investigative Reporting found that at least 150 women in California prisons were... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Intersections

In this historic week of Supreme Court decisions on marriage equality and the Voting Rights Act, we're thinking a lot about intersections. More than ever, it's clear that making America a more equal union means defending the civil rights of everyone—not benefitting one group of... Read more »

BitchTapes: Marriage Equality Edition

Maybe this is a little premature, but for this week's BitchTapes playlist, I put together a mix for this summer's same-sex weddings. Like the scouts say, “Be prepared!” Big thanks to Portland's... Read more »

"Traditional" Marriage isn't One Man, One Woman. It's One Man and One Other Man's Property

Last week, attorney Charles Cooper argued before the Supreme Court that the justices should deny the right for same-sex couples to get married because marriage has traditionally been about ... Read more »

The Queer Thing About Legal Marriage

This week the Supreme Court took up the debate over same-sex unions. As Justice Roberts remarked on Wednesday, political leaders have been “falling all over themselves” to endorse... Read more »

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