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5 Underrated Messy Bisexual Characters Blessing Our Televisions

Most importantly, none of these characters are “perfect.” Read more »

In the Muck: With “In the Dream House,” Carmen Machado Archives Queer Women’s Pain

“Our culture does not have an investment in helping queer folks understand what their experiences mean.” Read more »

What Happens to Queer People Who Don’t Have a Chosen Family?

“I guess it’s felt like queerness alone isn’t enough of a glue.” Read more »

Beyond Coming Out: 6 Lesbian Novels That Bring the Romance, and Sex

We deserve books that actively center our pleasure, too. Read more »

Finite Love: What Lesbian Period Dramas Lose When We Project Our Fears on Them

Films and television series featuring queer characters are still relatively scarce. Read more »

Miley Cyrus Might Be Pansexual, but That Doesn’t Mean She Cares about Queer People

It’s clear that Miley Cyrus’s intention of protecting the LGBTQ community only goes as far as it protects her personally.  Read more »

Tenuous Embodiment: In Queer Communities, Disordered Eating Has Complex Roots

Achieving a state of “body positivity” in a body that experiences dysphoria is not the most helpful goal to aim for. Read more »

“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” Has a Code-switching Problem

Lilly Singh is trailblazing as a South Asian woman on late night TV while also dismantling that good work by continuing to perform a Blackness that isn’t hers. Read more »

“Big Mouth” Endlessly Explores Sexuality, but Still Stumbles on Queerness

It’s not that I’m surprised a television show failed to accurately represent bisexuality and pansexuality. It’s that I’m surprised Big Mouth was one of those shows. Read more »

From Online Discourse to IRL: 4 Bisexual People Define Bisexuality for Themselves

Bitch is lucky to have multiple bisexual employees, so we’re using this roundtable to parse out our own experiences as bisexuals. 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 »

"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 »

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 »