The Time I Went On A Lesbian Cruise And It Blew Up My Entire Life
I didn’t expect that spending a week with a couple thousand lesbians on a cruise ship would push me to radically reconsider the future I’d planned for myself.
Why Does Liking Your Body — And Hating “Wellness Culture” — Still Seem So Radical?
By surrounding myself with friends who don’t diet-shame — and filling my Instagram feed with beautiful fat and queer bodies — I seek my own version of “wellness.”
Let’s Talk About That Confessional Scene In “Fleabag”
Fleabag’s second season wrestles beautifully — and sexily — with gender, power, and desire. (Warning: hot priest spoilers.)
Reckoning With Personal Responsibility In The Age Of Climate Change
As someone who loves traveling and going outdoors, I struggle with balancing my hopefulness and my despair — and my culpability — regarding an imperiled earth.
Why So Many Of Us Believed Taylor Swift Was Coming Out
The Taylor Swift coming-out rumors mirror the way a lot of women try to suss out if their crushes are queer. Also, celesbian gossip is fun.
Gender Dysphoria Isn’t A “Social Contagion,” According To A New Study
A Brown researcher slams the 2018 study — from a different researcher at Brown — which found teenagers were identifying as trans due to “rapid-onset gender dysphoria.”
This 61-Year-Old Woman Just Gave Birth To Her Own Granddaughter
Matthew Eledge and Elliot Dougherty of Omaha, Nebraska, needed a surrogate to carry their baby. They never expected she would turn out to be Matthew’s mother.
It’s Been 20 Years Since “Cruel Intentions,” And There’s Never Been Another Movie Quite Like It
Back in 1999, when nihilism was cooler than niceness, the shameless teen debauchery of Cruel Intentions sparked a generation’s sexual awakening.
Ariana Grande And Dua Lipa Are Joining Pop Culture’s Lesbian Lookalike Party
Doppelgänger imagery sometimes reduces queerness to a symbol or fetish — but subverting that trope can be a way to consider the link between self-recognition and desire.
"The Bisexual" Is The Queer Women Drama Of My Dreams
Desiree Akhavan’s Hulu series offers everything I needed — and didn’t get — from The L Word the first time around.
Ellen DeGeneres And The Limits Of Relatability
After decades trying to convince an anti-gay mainstream that she’s a relatable person — gay, but “just like you” — Ellen ended up in a prison of her own making.
Glennon Doyle Is Trying To Wake Up White Women. Is It Working?
The author, activist, and former mommy blogger has been encouraging her mostly white fans to speak up and empower themselves. What happens when her new advice is to shut up, listen, and let women of color lead the way?
"7th Heaven" Duped Me Into Believing In A Christian Family Fantasy
Growing up, 7th Heaven offered me wholesome Christian comfort. But then I saw myself in queer shows like South of Nowhere, in which the Christian grown-ups weren’t saviors.
Is A Successful Creative Life — Without Kids — Enough?
Private Life and Can You Ever Forgive Me? are two of the most recent movies to make me wonder: As a queer person facing an uncertain future, do I want to have children?
We Prioritize Boys' Suffering At Girls' Expense
Controversy over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination has raised the question: Should 17-year-old boys be held responsible later in life for alleged sexual assault? That depends on whose pain we value most.
All Hail The New Queer Teen Stars
The rise of young, unapologetically queer artists like King Princess is thrilling, but makes me a little sad for the closeted kid I once was.
Hannah Gadsby Refuses To Make Lesbianism The Butt Of The Joke
Joking about homophobia won't solve it — and as Gadsby says in her new Netflix special, Nanette, that tension might make us sick. So she offers a radical alternative.
Poll Finds Lesbians Are Only 16% Of The LGBTQ Population In America
While young women are now more likely to identify as queer or bisexual, they’re much less likely to identify as lesbians.
People Are Pissed At The New Rules For New York Pride
A new route and group limits for this year's march have sparked outrage and raised questions about who should — and shouldn't — be barred from marching.
In Defense Of "Unflattering" Clothes
It’s my body, and I’ll wear a fashion potato sack if I want to.