Talking With Kids About Open Relationships: Margaret Jacobsen Walks Us through Being Honest and Open

Margaret Jacobsen writes beautifully on a bunch of different difficult topics. Read more »

Who Is Valentine’s Day For?: Finding Space Beyond Hetero Holiday Traditions

Carving out space for LGBTQ-specific V-Day observance requires mainstreaming a sanitized version of queerness. Read more »

The Weird and Wild World of Reddit Relationships

It’s not surprising that people turn to the internet for relationship advice. Read more »

Remembering When Reno Was the Divorce Capital of America

In the 1930s, the city of Reno, Nevada, shined like a beacon of hope to the unhappily married. Read more »

If You Mold It, They Will Come: How Gosnell Duncan’s Devices Changed the Feminist Sex-Toy Game Forever

It’s hard to imagine that sex toys were once controversial within the feminist movement.  Read more »

Best Friends Forever: 11 Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day is way better than Valentine’s Day. Read more »

Golden Girls: Galentine’s Day, from Lady Friends to Shine Theory

Galentine’s Day reflects a long-standing desire to express love in new ways, no matter how much of a premium society puts on the old forms. Read more »

Did the Grammys Diversity Task Force Ultimately Benefit Women Artists?

In October, the Recording Academy created a diversity taskforce in response to criticism for the lack of female artists recognized by the 2018 Grammys. Read more »

Touch Too Much: Let’s Talk about Consent beyond Sex

Even within social-justice circles where we regularly espouse the necessity of consent and the importance of teaching it, we rarely talk about touch separate from its relationship to sex. Read more »

Flaunting Freedom: The History of Louisiana’s 18th-Century Tignon Laws

We cannot discount how enslaved Black women used dress as a form of resistance. Read more »

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Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »

Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »