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.”
I’m A Trans Woman. Solitary Confinement Didn’t Protect Me In Prison.
One trans woman’s story of spending nine months in solitary confinement in a men’s prison. An excerpt from Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary, out on October 2.
2018 Is The Year Of The Queer Woman Pop Star
The days of “fauxmosexual” singers playing gay for the male gaze are (mostly) gone. But as more out queer woman pop stars rise, what kinds of representation do we want from them?
The Radical Friendship Of Lorraine Hansberry And James Baldwin
Baldwin and Hansberry’s deep, years-long intellectual partnership went beyond their shared identity as queer black writers.
Troye Sivan’s New Era (And Bottoming Anthem) Are What Pop Needs
Exploring sex, gender, and desire in his new album, Bloom, Sivan has staged an unprecedented kind of queer coming-of-age as a pop star.
Women Say A School For Troubled Teens Punished Girls For Being Gay
Former students and employees of the River View Christian Academy told BuzzFeed News that girls were disciplined if they even discussed the idea of being gay. "I didn't come out as queer for 10 years because of it."
India Just Decriminalized Gay Sex
India’s highest court struck down Section 377, the 157-year-old law that made gay sex illegal.
This Gorgeous Portrait Series Celebrates Older Trans And Gender-Nonconforming People
"I missed the first fifty years of my life, but I'm not missing the second fifty."
I Got Kicked Out Of A YMCA Locker Room — Twice — Because I’m Trans
Changing in the women’s locker room as an androgynous person has always been an uncomfortable experience, but I didn’t expect to be forced to leave.
This High School Student Came Out To His Entire Class In One Show-Stopping Move
"We love a good reveal!"
A Second Sexual Assault Case Against Kevin Spacey Is Being Reviewed By Los Angeles Prosecutors
The case involves allegations that the Oscar-winning actor was involved in a sexual assault in Malibu in October 2016, officials said.
In Stories About Fashion’s Behind-The-Scenes Icons, Should Sexuality Matter?
New films about Alexander McQueen, André Leon Talley, and Kevyn Aucoin raise complex questions about how their identities have shaped their work and lives.
This Woman's Coming-Out Advice To Her Younger Self Is Too Pure For This World
"I know you're worried to come out to your friends right now. But don't worry. They're gonna be your bridesmaids one day."
Singer Shea Diamond On Black Trans Artistry And Resilience
"We’re here, we’re definitely queer, and we’re making music. We’re making art. We’re talented as hell."
That Same Christian Baker In Colorado Is Back In Court — This Time For Turning Away A Transgender Customer
She wanted a blue and pink birthday cake.
Embracing Maleness In An Age Of Toxic Masculinity
Masculinity, I’ve always thought, is a trap. But I pursued it anyway. I still do.
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.
Ruby Rose Will Play Batwoman, An Openly Lesbian Superhero, For The CW
"This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community," Rose said.
Dozens Of Hollywood Organizations Pledge To Prioritize Transgender Storytelling In The Industry
"It is time for transgender people to be included in this conversation," members of organizations wrote in an open letter.
Opinion: You Can Make Fun Of Trump Without Making Fun Of Gay People
The proliferation of gay jokes about Trump shows a lingering — and uncreative — prejudice.
Things Really Escalated After This College Student Joked With A Tinder Date That His Dog Might Be Gay
"This is a learning moment for a lot of people that it’s OK for animals to be gay."
Fans Have A Whole Lotta Feelings About The New OITNB Characters
Hello Carol, hello Barb, and helllloooo Daddy!