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Senior Moment : an Interview with Ariel Schrag

During the 1990s, while still in high school, Ariel Schrag produced a number of autobiographical comics — Awkward, about her freshman year, Definition, about her sophomore year, and Potential, about her junior year. The series started off as a... Read more »

Take a Gaycation to Homo-A-Gogo

A celebration of all things queer, Homo-A-Gogo will take place August 13th-16th in San Francisco, CA. (Photo by Erica Beckman) Read more »

Hunx Tells Us About His Favorite Ladies Who Rock

Listening to Hunx and His Punx is kind of like listening to a sixties girl group–a really, really fabulously gay sixties girl group. Hunx is also a member of Gravy Train!!!!, which I first heard of when my bf at the time burned me a CD with this... Read more »

BitchTapes: Gender-Bendy Covers Edition

It’s Friday, and that means BitchTapes! (Located on the sidebar to your right as well as after the jump, for you newcomers out there.) Today I thought it would be nice to visit the fabulous land of cover songs. Because this is BitchTapes, I thought it would be even nicer to hear some covers... Read more »

Sexual Fluidity Is So Hot Right Now

Along with hot pink and oversize handbags, women's magazines are pushing a new trend this season: lesbianism. At least, that is the impression given by this article in this month's O Magazine (featured also today... Read more »

Rad Ladies Who Draw Comics: Erika Moen

You don’t have to look further than “Girl Fuck: An introduction to girl-on-girl lovin’ ” to see that Erika Moen is all about sex, and completely unafraid to talk about it. The 16-page zine is a starter course for... Read more »

For Realz?: What Happens To A Queer Quiverfull?

The Duggars! The 18-child (picture above taken when there were only 17 of them), no-birth-control, "we'll have as many as God decides to give us" Quiverfull, fundamentalist Christian family on the Discovery Channel that everyone loves to hate! Did I mention the reason why the Duggar parents are... Read more »

But <em>why</em> are they the happiest people?

American mainstream media has been a wee bit obsessed with the happiness of Denmark this past year. Since I'm an American currently living in the supposedly blissed-out Scandinavian paradise, I've been trying to uncover why this (somewhat incorrect) assumption has been made. Are Danes the happiest... Read more »

Gratulerar, Sverige!

When I was growing up, my friend's mom had a sticker on the back of her minivan that said "Happiness is Being Swedish." If The Knife, Ikea, and... Read more »

Facebook Advertisers Think You Should Diet (but only if you're a woman or a gay man)

It's no news that advertisers on social networking sites like Facebook employ user profile data to target specific groups by gender, age, and so on.   If you have an account on Facebook, you've probably noticed sideline ads for the bands listed under your 'Favorite Music' or ones for the television... 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 »

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 »