Stuck in the Media Spotlight, LGBTQ Muslims Often Feel Exploited

Queer Muslims have the difficult job of figuring out how to advocate for themselves and their communities.

9 Questions with The Greeting Committee’s Addie Sartino

Addie Sartino on songwriting, role models, and advice for young musicians Read more »

Less Fear, More Queer: What’s Missing from a New Book on Sex, Shame, and Christianity

Shameless gives queer people little space to talk about their own visions of healthy, spiritual sexuality. Read more »

Prodigal Daughter: Samantha Allen Shines a New Light on Queer Communities in Red States

Queer people are here—or there, as the case may be—and aren’t going away. Read more »

And the Oscar Goes To...: Cisgender Nominees Who Identify As Male or Female

This is not an issue unique to the Oscars. Read more »

Controlling Interest: “The Favourite’s” Sympathetic Take on Power and Pain

The queen’s outbursts reflect a larger fear of losing control over her body and her kingdom. Read more »

I Thought My Immigrant Mother Would Never Accept My Queerness. I Was Wrong.

It was the most devastating moment of my 26 years on this earth, that phone call. Read more »

Shine Louise Houston’s Quest to Bring Porn to the Mainstream

The porn industry reflects our current cultural values of what is beautiful, who is beautiful, and who gets to be beautiful. Read more »

Online Challenges Hit a Sour Note for Queer and Trans Communities

I was overwhelmed with the memory of my old image. Read more »

Andrea Gibson’s “Lord of the Butterflies” Celebrates Constant Transformation

In their fifth collection of poetry, Lord of the Butterflies, Andrea Gibson resists tidy narratives in favor of dramatizing a life that’s vibrant with constant transformation. Read more »

Ray of Light: Amy Ray’s New Album Gives Voice to a Rural Resistance

Holler’s bravado doesn’t simplify or glorify country life. Read more »

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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 »

A Conversation About Transgender Representation in Pop Culture

Janet Mock, on her MSNBC web show, is one of a handful of transgender people who has recently gained international visibility. Recently, we... Read more »

Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by... Read more »