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A New Wave of High-Femme Pop Stars Are Queering the Girl Group

Sateen is moving the girl group away from hints and subtext toward an aesthetic and musical style that’s unmistakably queer, trans-positive, and staunchly pro-girl.

Knee-Jerk Biphobia: What Responses to Miley Cyrus’s Breakup Say about Queer Erasure

Miley Cyrus isn’t “back” just because she’s dating a woman. She’s always been queer. Read more »

20 Years of Queer Exploration: How “The Sims” Helped 13 LGBTQ People Find Realization

In July, Electronic Arts revealed the cover art for The Sims 4, which features the first same-sex couple since the franchise began nearly 20 years ago.  Read more »

7 Books by Queer Black Writers to Read in Honor of James Baldwin’s Birthday

Today, more LGBTQ Black authors are carving out the space that James Baldwin helped craft. Read more »

The Vanilla Internet: How Instagram Is Failing Queer Sex Workers

Following FOSTA-SESTA, Instagram has increased its censorship of content that can be perceived as related to sex work—with at times devastating effects on digital queer sex worker communities. Read more »

Queerbait and Switch: “She’s Gotta Have It” Fails LGBTQ Viewers—Again

We were baited with a girl-on-girl softcore scene only for female-centric romance to be altogether abandoned just a couple of episodes later. Read more »

Beyond Expectations: Lil Nas X Forges a Freer, More Fluid Hip Hop

Lil Nas X is as interested in complicating genre as he is in complicating expectations of men in the music industry. Read more »

From Memes to Equal Pay: How Lesbian Meme Culture Produced A New Dedicated Soccer Fandom

With their World Cup win, the United States women’s national soccer team has been extensively memed, leading to newly obsessed queer fans—and more supporters in their fight for pay equity. Read more »

The Category Is “That Bitch”: Angelica Ross on Candy Ferocity’s Fierce Season 2 Turn

This season, Candy still has had a lot to prove to a lot of people—and she’s not shying away from the challenge. Read more »

Swipe Left: When Marginalized TV Characters Turn to Dating Apps

For marginalized characters, small-screen depictions of dating apps are more regressive than excitingly futuristic. Read more »

A Queerer World: 2019 Is the Year of the LGBTQ YA Novel

This year, LGBTQ young adult novels have finally diversified the queer experience. Read more »

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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 »

"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 »