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G.L.O.S.S. and the Unbearable Weightiness of Success

Days after announcing their choice to turn down a lucrative record deal, queer-centric Olympia punk band G.L.O.S.S has annoucned their breakup.  Read more »

New Music Monday: Uncle Meg

The former Handjob Academy rapper celebrates and pokes fun at the sparkle of pop celebrity at the same time. Read more »

Popaganda: Breaking the Binary

It’s good to get complicated. On this episode, we rethink binary approaches to brain science, sexuality, gender, and disability. Featuring a moving story from stand-up comedian and #GoodMuslimBadMuslim co-host Zahra Noorbakhsh, who talks about her decision to come out as... Read more »

Five Trans-Centric Webcomics to Know and Love

More very cute genderqueer and trans comics, please and thank you!  Read more »

Coming out as Bi When You’re Muslim and Married

I was nervous to come out to my parents, but I was infuriated by pundits who kept saying Islam and LGBT identity are at odds. Read more »

It's Complicated: Disability, and Representation in "Margarita, with a Straw"

Much of my struggle with this film comes down to an issue that’s being widely discussed in the United States at the moment: Who should play disability? Read more »

On #Magic: The Contradictions, Resilience, and Creativity of Black Feminism in South Africa

In my upcoming blog series, I’ll be exploring the possibilities, limitations, and interpretations of Black feminist magic in South Africa. Read more »

Girls [Stay] Living Outside Society’s Sh*t: Olympia Punks Turn Down $50,000 Record Deal

What this band is doing with this announcement, and what they’ve been doing musically since their inception, is acting radically. Read more »

Shed a Queer Tear as “Fun Home” Departs from Broadway

When it opened on Broadway in April 2015 Fun Home was an instant hit, bringing powerful queer representation to the stage. Read more »

In "Take My Wife" Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Serve Up Charming Self-Awareness With a Side of Sly Pop Culture Critique

Take My Wife is an exciting addition to a growing roster of TV shows that feature great comedians who reflect the diversity of the scene. 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 »

"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 »

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 »