Tag: Prison

This Streetwear Brand Helps Queer And Trans People In Prison

Arianna Gil, an anti-capitalist anarchist, is liberating incarcerated queer people of color… by designing t-shirts. In October of 2016, she and her feminist collective Brujas launched a streetwear line that rages against the prison-industrial system. The black and white collection is emblazoned with slogans such as “Correction: Fire to the…

Why Do Lesbians And Bisexuals Receive Harsher Prison Sentences?

New research reveals that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are both more likely to be incarcerated, and more likely to be sexually harassed and assaulted in U.S. prisons. Lesbian and bisexual women are eight times more likely than heterosexual women to be incarcerated. According to Reuters, “the proportion of…

Four Lesbians Wrongly Convicted of Child Abuse, Have Finally Been Exonerated

Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were convicted in the late 1990s of gang-raping two little girls who were Ramirez’s nieces. They had recently come out as lesbians and prosecutors used their sexuality as a motive. The women refused plea deals and took the rare step of…

‘Southwest Of Salem’ Tells The Story Of 4 Hispanic Lesbians Long Fight For Justice

Southwest of Salem, a new documentary feature released at the end of this month, follows the awful miscarriage of justice suffered by four lesbians over the last 24 years. The film, by Deborah S. Esquenazi, who became interested in the case and is convinced of the women’s innocence, follows the…