We're Still Here. We're Still Queer.
And We're Ready For The Revolution.
The Queer Black
History of Rioting
by Jonathan Borge
Queer People Are More
Visible Than Ever,
But We're Still
by Gabrielle Korn
Events Save LGTBQ+ Lives.
by Taylor Crumpton
Why Is Shopping For
A Swimsuit As
A Queer Person
by Hannah Schneider
My Body Hair,
by Hannah Rimm
The Hidden Costs
by Molly Longman
We Ask And We Tell
But It's Still
Hard To Be
by Janessa Goldbeck
by Elizabeth Gulino
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Lauren Patten (she/her) originated the role of Jo in the new Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill both on Broadway (Drama Desk and OCC Awards) and
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As uprisings around Black Lives Matter protests continue to span the country, there’s a renewed interest in electoral politics and local change. Whet
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On Father’s Day in 2015, life looked pretty different for Anthony Szabo and Kirk Shepard. And not just in the “not in a worldwide pandemic” sense. At
Gen Z’s Queer Icons Talk About Pride
This Pride month, which marks the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots — when transgender people, gay people, and drag queens protested police brutali
Why Queer People Love Witchcraft
At 7:45 on a Thursday night, I light a candle and settle in for my Zoom meeting with Krysta Venora, aka “Pink Opal Magic” (who uses they/them pronouns)
How Neil Gorsuch’s LGBTQ+ Rights Decision Goes Against Conservati...
In a striking victory for LGBTQ+ rights, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the sex-discrimination provision enshrined in Title VII of the Civil Rights
This Rally To Protect Black Trans Lives Was Better Than Any Corpo...
At the rally for Black transgender lives, protesters stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a sea of white. They listened, and the air in front of Brooklyn Museum ?
Black Pride Events Save LGBTQ+ Lives. Now What?
Twenty-nine years ago in Washington, D.C., Ernest Hopkins, Theodore Kirkland, and Welmore Cook organized the “first Black PRIDE.” It was held on Memori
Queer People In 2020 Are More Visible Than Ever, But We’re ...
LGBTQ+ people are not strangers to fighting for the right for equal treatment, both under the law and in the culture. So it feels particularly meaningful t
Why Is Shopping For A Swimsuit As A Queer Person So Hard?
Adulthood has shown me that some feelings are near-universal — so too is the sense that you’re the only one experiencing them. This is especially
My Gender, My Body Hair, & Me
I want to be hairy to confirm who I am as a person, and who I am as a person compulsively removes my body hair.
The Queer Black History Of Rioting
“The first Pride was a riot.” This June, the LGBTQ+ community has routinely shared those six words across social media. Activists and demonstrato
We Ask & We Tell, But It’s Still Hard To Be Queer In The Mi...
Kyle and I patrolled the Quantico woods, our faces smeared with camouflage grease paint, uniforms soaked with mud. It was 2013, day three of a week-long tr
The Hidden Costs Of Starting A Family When Queer
Jac Ciardella sat at his kitchen table in New Jersey and inserted a syringe into a navel orange. His hand flexed as he squeezed the plunger, pushing water
Four Years Later, The LGBTQ+ Community Still Fights For The Lives...
Four years ago, 49 people were killed and 58 people were injured in the deadliest attack on the LGBTQ+ community in American history at Pulse Nightclub in
Black Queer People In Fashion To Support During Pride Month — & B...
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