20 Years After the Murder of Matthew Shepard, Samira Wiley Speaks on the State of LGBTQ+ Rights

Samira Wiley is many things: black woman, American, actress, activist, wife and breakout star of bona fide hits Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) and The Handmaid’s Tale. She is also an out and proud gay woman—now. While OINTB is where Wiley met her wife, screenwriter Lauren Morelli, it is also where she was forced into…

Janelle Monáe Says Dirty Computer Is a Soundtrack for Carefree Black Women Who Are ‘Beautiful as Fuck’

I woke up this morning to headlines of Janelle Monáe coming out as a “queer black woman.” Sure, this is something many of us speculated about and indulged over once we peeped the visuals for her new album, Dirty Computer, but to have the CEO, record label owner, CoverGirl, artist and actual black girl magician open up…