Relationships

I Thought My Immigrant Mother Would Never Accept My Queerness. I Was Wrong.

It was the most devastating moment of my 26 years on this earth, that phone call. Read more »

Who Is Valentine’s Day For?: Finding Space Beyond Hetero Holiday Traditions

Carving out space for LGBTQ-specific V-Day observance requires mainstreaming a sanitized version of queerness. Read more »

The Weird and Wild World of Reddit Relationships

It’s not surprising that people turn to the internet for relationship advice. Read more »

Remembering When Reno Was the Divorce Capital of America

In the 1930s, the city of Reno, Nevada, shined like a beacon of hope to the unhappily married. Read more »

Best Friends Forever: 11 Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day is way better than Valentine’s Day. Read more »

Golden Girls: Galentine’s Day, from Lady Friends to Shine Theory

Galentine’s Day reflects a long-standing desire to express love in new ways, no matter how much of a premium society puts on the old forms. Read more »

Touch Too Much: Let’s Talk about Consent beyond Sex

Even within social-justice circles where we regularly espouse the necessity of consent and the importance of teaching it, we rarely talk about touch separate from its relationship to sex. Read more »

Lane Moore On Surviving Lifelong Loneliness

I wanted to write a book for people like myself because no one writes for us.  Read more »

Platonic Ideal: In “My Brilliant Friend,” Companionship and Survival are Forever Linked

Safety in any manifestation is a luxury for Elena and Lila, as is liberty. Read more »

No Foes, Real Friends: “Insecure” Has a Love-Hate Relationship with the Classic Marriage Plot

In a time when there are more single adults in America than ever before, it’s depressing to see Insecure suggest that Issa requires this much contrived romantic failure to justify her realization that a man won’t “fix” her life. Read more »

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