It has never been more apparent that the internet is a place for voicing your political concerns. Social media has become a sounding board for social justice issues and political consciousness-raising. While my blog covers a variety of topics, it’s clear from the comments and emails that I receive that my followers care about diversity and representation in LGBT media. With that in mind, I put together this list of some of my favorite people and communities online.
You might know her from MTV’s Decoded series on Youtube, but she’s killing it in pretty much every corner of the internet. I love her blog and how she uses her platform to cross promote other folks doing rad shit online.
This blog uses real world examples to explain intersectional feminist thought, theory and common threads. The writing is in common language, which makes it a good place to start for folks new to feminist ideas.
BGD is a nonprofit media channel focusing on all things social justice, with content made for and by queer and trans people of color.
This blog is a community space created for people of all ages who have questions concerning their gender identity and cisgender folks looking to learn about transgender people.
ThinkProgress is an American hard-hitting progressive political news and analysis blog. It is a project of the Center for American Progress, a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization
The Pulitzer Center is an award-winning non-profit, dedicated to supporting independent international journalism. They cover world events that aren’t always focused on in more mainstream outlets.
She created feminist Ryan Gosling and is one of the funniest women on the internet. Her new podcast is LMFAO funny
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science.
Janet Mock is an American writer, TV host, transgender rights activist, author of the New York Times bestseller Redefining Realness. Janet is also the contributing editor for Marie Claire, and the former staff editor of People magazine’s website. Her social media feeds are filled with amazingly smart content on LGBT and POC issues.
If you’re still not 100% sure what white privilege is or how it impacts people of color, this blog will help you understand it in a variety of contexts. It’s also a great source for articles, photos and stories about people of color.
Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to giving every student in every school the opportunity to learn computer programming. Their content focus on social justice through the lens of expanding access to computer science programming in underrepresented communities.
Queer Fat Femme is the personal blog of La Based Bevin Branlandingham. She believe all bodies are good bodies and works to make the world safe for people to love themselves. She blogs about body liberation, travel, plus size fashion, sexuality, relationships, spirituality, authenticity, and having a really fun life following your own inner guidance.
National Public Radio is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations. They cover all kinds of interesting and thought provoking topics.
DapperQ is the premier style and empowerment website for masculine presenting women, gender queers, and trans-identified individuals. Dubbed GQ for the “unconventionally masculine,” dapperQ is a queer fashion revolution, one of the most stylish forms of protest of our generation.
Tumblr tags can be messy and problematic, especially when it comes to ethnicity. The creator of Reclaiming the Latina Tag grew tired of finding super sexualized photos of Latinas instead of actual information and stories about being Latina. This blog covers Latina history, feminism and pop culture.
Did I miss any of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below.