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Loud and Queer: The Problem with Demanding Queer Visibility

We need to find alternative templates for talking about queer representation.

“Who I Was With Her” Explores Queer Grief and Loneliness

Nita Tyndall surveys what it’s like to grieve in silence. Read more »

Queer Pressure: #OwnVoices and What We Demand of Queer Authors

Reading is about learning and reflecting, not reaching out and making demands. Read more »

Verbalizing the Self: Why Bisexuals Are Fighting to Update the Definition of Bisexuality

Merriam-Webster finally changed their definition of bisexuality. Is it a win for bisexuals, or more of the same? Read more »

How a $490 Strawberry Dress Became Queer Culture

“Be my girlfriend: You buy the pink strawberry dress and I’ll buy the black,” could almost be a 2020 pickup line. Read more »

Unraveling the Tragedy of Heterosexuality

Mutual dislike and violence are not an unfortunate bug in the heteropatriarchal system; they’re fundamental to it. Read more »

Meat and Potatoes: In “Tomboyland,” Melissa Faliveno Asks Who Can Explore Queerness

Given Faliveno’s commitment to honesty, there isn’t a moment in Tomboyland that feels chastising or heavy-handed. Read more »

In “I Kissed Alice,” A Fanfiction Romance Blossoms Offline

Rhodes and Iliana find freedom in each other. Read more »

Cis Women Can’t Ignore Trump’s Anti-Trans Shelter Policy

While the HUD proposal would undoubtedly hurt trans people first and foremost, its language and implications should terrify women everywhere. Read more »

Queerness Shines in “She-Ra” and Other Animated Shows

The message out there for young people was that straights get to have fulfilling personal growth and relationships—and queers and queer romance don’t exist. Read more »

Haunted Housewife: The Horror—and the Humor—of Shirley Jackson

As both writer and housewife, she embodied identities that were incompatible according to the norms of her time. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

"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 »