The Burden Of Being A First-Generation Immigrant
I learned very early that to be an immigrant in this country meant I didn’t have the luxury of choosing what I wanted. (An excerpt from the anthology The Good Immigrant.)
After An Anti-Trans Backlash, The Lottery Fund Will Give A Grant To A Charity For Trans Kids
Mermaids UK will receive £500,000 funding, following a review of the decision sparked by anti-trans campaigners.
This Guy Was Filmed Assaulting A Man After Asking If He Was Gay
"Are you gay, though?" the man asked, before punching the victim in Salt Lake City early Sunday.
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.
Planning To Pay For Top Surgery Taught Me To Be Good At Budgeting
Since I got my first job, saving up for medical transition shaped my ability to budget — for better and for worse.
"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.
Jussie Smollett Is Speaking Out For The First Time Since His Reported Assault
"Let me start by saying that I’m ok. My body is strong but my soul is stronger."
“The L Word” Is Officially Coming Back
Showtime has ordered an eight-episode revival of the groundbreaking LGBT series to premiere later this year.
Does LGBT Media Have A Future?
It’s a dark time for media — LGBT media, especially. What got us here? And how might we survive?
I Built My Masculinity From Pieces Of The Boys I’ve Loved
Before I came out as trans, I felt equal parts desire to be with boys and to become them. Turns out, the boys I tried to be weren’t actually boys after all.
This Nonbinary NASA Intern Is Speaking Out Against The Trans Military Ban
"It has nothing to do with our gender or identity — we are the best for the job."
The 2019 Oscars Nominations Are Here And Very Queer
But is having a queer role enough to make a film "LGBT-inclusive"?
Here’s What Older Trans And Nonbinary People Want You To Know
“It is neither a fad nor a trend. It is who you are.”
I'm My Parents' Last Chance For Grandkids. Do I Owe Them?
As the youngest of three queer siblings, I'm my parents' last chance for grandkids. But I worry that by not having children, I'm robbing them of potential happiness.
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.
Some Trans Critics Don't Think This Film About A Trans Teen Deserves A Golden Globe
Some critics are objecting to the Belgian film Girl's portrayal of a transgender teenager.
14 Times Queer Teens Pretty Much Saved 2018
Twenty-gay-teen would never have been the same without you.
Cowboys, Queens, And Glitter At The World Gay Rodeo Finals
“Just because we have ‘gay’ in our title doesn’t make any of us any less of an athlete.”
A Casual List Of All The Moments That Made Queer Women Overwhelmed In 2018
I AM OVERWHELMED.
Hold My Gloves: Netflix Just Released A "Carol" Singalong For The Holidays
"Hark we group of Carols sing, with my queen who needs a king?"
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?
36 Perfect Tweets That Made LGBT People Cackle In 2018
All hail twenty-gay-teen!
"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.
Some Libraries Are Facing Backlash Against LGBT Programs — And Holding Their Ground
Drag queen storytimes and other LGBT programs are meant to create safe spaces for the queer community. The librarians running them are getting death threats.
The Real Horror At The Heart Of "Haunting Of Hill House" Isn't What The Netflix Show Thinks It Is
In the Netflix series, a family unit's destruction is the ultimate horror. But Shirley Jackson’s novel asked whether the nuclear family — which has alienated so many queer people — is itself horrifying. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
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?
Trans And Gender-Nonconforming People Rally With #WontBeErased In Response To Trump Admin Memo
Protests and backlash followed reports of an unreleased memo from the Trump administration's Health and Human Services Department, which proposes defining gender "as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth."
15 Books For People Questioning The Idea Of "Happily Ever After"
Since entering into an open relationship three years ago, I've been trying to untangle myths around gender, sexuality, and love. These are the books that have helped.
I Take Medication For Depression, Hair Loss, And Erectile Dysfunction, And There’s Nothing Shameful About That
New companies like Roman and Hims will ship erectile dysfunction medication straight to your door — but are they profiting off the stigma they claim to be fighting?
The First Thing This Man Heard After Turning On His Cochlear Implant Was His Partner Proposing
“Before, I knew he loved me, but now? It’s surreal. He’s there.”