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“Love, Victor,” Like “Love, Simon,” Stays in the Shallow End

Dubbed “candy for the soul,” Love, Victor is exactly that: sweet, sugary, and, unfortunately, missing something.

This Year, Pride Returned to Its Radical Roots

Social justice movements demanding civil rights for minority groups have too often been led by queer people of color who are later erased in our remembrance of events. Read more »

Holy Sanctimony: The Hypocrisy of the Fight for Marriage Equality

The fight for the right to marry, to raise kids—to embody the heterosexual nuclear family—has largely eschewed our fight for the right to be otherwise. Read more »

True Revolution: In Quarantine, Queer People Are Redefining Community and Celebration

The thought of celebrating Pride Month has felt particularly complicated in the wake of the protest and rightful uprisings sparked by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many others.  Read more »

(Un)safe Refuge: The Built-In Ableism in Queer Spaces

There’s still a huge chunk of the population who have trouble accessing Pride events and LGBTQ safe spaces: disabled queer people. Read more »

Sound Out: Coming Home to Lavender Country

Queer country artists have been making their voices known for decades. Read more »

Rupture and Reform: “You Exist Too Much” Is a Meditation on Queerness and Desire

Obsession serves a two-pronged function in queer stories. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Supreme Court Sides with LGBTQ Americans

In a surprising twist, the Supreme Court decided that Title VII has always covered gender identity, meaning that it’s illegal to terminate a trans person’s employment because they’re trans. Read more »

Ladies on Fire: “Betty” Is More Than a Skateboarding Show about Women

Betty isn’t a show made to shatter glass ceilings so much as it is to empower those pushing against it. Read more »

Pride and Joy: LGBTQ Muslims and the Power of Online Spaces

 Digital spaces are vital to combat near-constant assaults on our very being. Read more »

Is “Twenties” Really a Win for Black Queer Representation?

The show ultimately eschews multidimensional queer dynamics and rests solely on its queer optics. 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 »

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 »