signal boost: Reflections on a Week of Grief

From Chani Nicholas, a reflection on grief, our imperfect queer family, and the limits of love:

We are family…

Not gay as in happy, but queer as in fuck you…

We are a deeply imperfect family.

One that needs to do better. One that needs to hold each other closer. One that needs to fight harder for one another. One that needs to remember that none of us are free until all of us are. And you can’t get married if you are getting deported, incarcerated or murdered for being transgender, for being anything but white or for being born outside of these false borders. We are a family that needs to fight like hell to make sure that our differences are held with equal rights, equal respect and equal humanity…

We are a family that has survived. And we will keep surviving.

Please read the entire piece at their website here!

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