Not In Our Name: A Statement on Trans Inclusion From Lesbian Editors and Publishers | Autostraddle

From the article:

Autostraddle is proud to add our name to the list of publishers who stand in solidarity with this statement on the importance of trans inclusion in our communities. We were invited to participate in this declaration by the editor and publisher of UK’s DIVA Magazine and I participated in consulting on the letter’s content.

As I recently discussed on twitter, Autostraddle isn’t perfect, but we have been and remain committed to trans inclusion, highlighting trans voices and listening to ways we can do better. (P.S. Please pitch us! We are especially interested in pitches from LBQ trans women, particularly trans women of color!) Trans women are women, and trans people have been at the forefront of so many LGBQ activist movements over the years. Advocating for rights, freedoms and representation for trans women does not take away from the work we are committed to for all lesbian, bisexual and queer women — many of whom are also trans.

Source: Not In Our Name: A Statement on Trans Inclusion From Lesbian Editors and Publishers | Autostraddle

This is a bit of nice Christmas news. A lot of the lesbian publications have come together to denounce the hatred of transgender people, and have taken a pledge to stand with their transgender sisters.

The list includes:

  • DIVA
  • Curve
  • Autostraddle
  • LOTL
  • Tagg
  • Lez Spread the Word

I might suggest if you are looking for Queer news with a lesbian focus, those publications are a good start.