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

This is not an issue unique to the Oscars.

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 »

House Mother Rules: “Pose” is a Testament to the Selflessness of Trans Women

We must return the love and protection that trans women of color give us. Read more »

The High Priestess: 5 Tarot Readers on the Legacy of Pamela Colman Smith

“When I look at my cards, I see myself, my family, and my ancestral spirits. I see those who are here for me.” Read more »

Queering the Midterms: 2018’s Barrier-Breaking LGBTQ Candidates

While Democrats’ failed to regain the Senate, this certainly feels like a rainbow wave. Read more »

BitchTapes: Self-Produced QTPOC Musicians

A mixtape of all queer and trans performers of color makin’ DIY music.  Read more »

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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 »

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 »

"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 »