LGBT Characters in Video Games

April 9, 2014 in inQueery

There’s no doubt LBGT dollars go towards video games, but how much are we really represented in that medium? JJ Medina takes a closer look at several LBGT characters who have shaped this past generation’s landscape. (MINOR SPOILERS INSIDE FOR GTA 4, Street Fighter X Tekken and The Last of Us).

Queer Comic Review: On Loving Women

April 2, 2014 in inQueery

Depicting something as intimately personal as your earliest thoughts of romance is undoubtedly difficult, and even more so when dealing with the unique experiences of queer women. Nonetheless, On Loving Women manages to skillfully capture the heady feeling of those first few inklings of love.

HIV Equal: What Is It and Why Does it Matter?

March 26, 2014 in inQueery

InQueery Writer Shannon Grooms outlines the HIV Equal campaign and its vision, also addressing the criticisms around representation they have faced.

Singing from the Margins: Morrissey as a Queer Icon

March 19, 2014 in inQueery

Morrissey, solo artist and frontman of The Smiths, has often recieved attention and criticism since the 80’s surrounding his sexuality. InQueery writer Bridget explores what his affirmations (or lack thereof) mean for the queer community.

Hip Hop Meets Homophobia

March 12, 2014 in inQueery

While everyone else is busy criticizing Russia’s handling of LBGT issues in wake of the Sochi Olympics, the U.S. has plenty of homophobia to go around when it comes to the rap community. InQueery contributer J.J. Medina explores which artists are the worst offenders, and offers some suggestions on who we should be listening to instead.

More Transparency Needed in Navigating the Medical Labyrinth

March 5, 2014 in inQueery

There’s no shortage of LGBTQI -friendly health care facilities in the Bay Area. Accessing their services is another matter. A new program aims to address this gap by connecting knowledgeable volunteers with patients in need.

Rocky Shores Ahead For Ships In The Night

February 26, 2014 in inQueery

white & cis? DON’T come here! is the new slogan for a local east bay RADICAL QUEER dance party

Mendiga #2

February 18, 2014 in inQueery

Diana Hernandez describes Mendiga as “a personal zine/piece about discovering and navigating through my queer identity and sexuality as a Chicana.” This second story explores early memories of same-sex attraction.

Queer Comic Review: O Human Star

February 12, 2014 in inQueery

Blue Delliquanti’s O Human Star gives us an intricate and engaging look at a not-too-distant future where the rapid growth of AI technology leads to the mysterious rebirth of the long dead main character, Alistair Sterling. As the story moves to answer the hows and whys of his re-entry into the world, we learn more and more about Sterling, the people he left behind, and those who came after him.

Could a Successful Marriage Equality Push Come From the Right?

February 5, 2014 in inQueery

We have all heard that support for same-sex marriage is creeping up across the country but the source of the biggest jump may surprise you: a significant push is coming from the right. With marriage equality falling off the radar for average Democrats, is it possible that it will actually be the Republicans that will deliver us equal rights?

The Serosorting Dilemma

January 29, 2014 in inQueery

Is serosorting really the best way to protect oneself from the HIV virus? InQueery blog contributor JJ Medina explores this hot button issue on a controversial safe-sex practice that might not be so safe after all.

One of Many

January 22, 2014 in inQueery

The Transgender Law Center’s Transgender Leadership Summit was held in the Summer of 2012. Stephanie Mott wrote about all the things she learned, felt and took with her as she came to visit from the Midwest.

The Politics of Banning Gay Blood

January 15, 2014 in inQueery

A gay man walks into a blood-donation center, but the punch-line is anything but funny. Get our story on what happens when gay men try donate blood, and those advocating for changes to the restrictive rules on it.

Queer Comic Review: Orientation Police

January 8, 2014 in inQueery

In this short autobiographical comic, Bill Roundy explores the aspect of his most recent relationships that seems to attract extra scrutiny from a wide variety of busybodies. More importantly, he explores exactly what’s wrong with those snap judgements.

Mendiga #1: Coming Out (part 2)

January 1, 2014 in inQueery

Diana Hernandez describes Mendiga as “a personal zine/piece about discovering and navigating through my queer identity and sexuality as a Chicana. The first issue/stories is about coming out to people in my family, namely my parents, who have had a difficult time “dealing” with my identity.”

Mendiga #1: Coming Out (part 1)

December 25, 2013 in inQueery

Diana Hernandez describes Mendiga as “a personal zine/piece about discovering and navigating through my queer identity and sexuality as a Chicana. The first issue/stories is about coming out to people in my family, namely my parents, who have had a difficult time “dealing” with my identity.”

You’re Not Helping, You’re Hurting

December 18, 2013 in inQueery

InQueery contributor JJ Medina discusses why having some performance artists advocate for the LBGT community in politics may not be the best idea.

Queer Comic Review: The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal

December 11, 2013 in inQueery

E. K. Weaver’s the Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal provides a beautiful and heartfelt look at a roadtrip romance. Read on to find out why two guys quoting Back to the Future at each other is more important than you might think.

SF State Student Film Sheds Awareness In Time For World AIDS Day

December 1, 2013 in inQueery

World AIDS Day is coming up December 1st this year and we’ve come a long way in terms of treatment, awareness and education. Dollii Williams, a student at San Francisco State University, recently made a short film exploring the stigma around HIV. Pacific Center’s Katie Tims learns the story behind the film and what the SF State community is doing to further education on HIV/AIDS.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

November 27, 2013 in inQueery

Transgender Day of Remembrance honors our transgender brothers, sisters and kinfolk for all that they are or were, for those we have lost. They are in our hearts and minds everyday but it is important to have a nationally recognized day to spread awareness about the specific struggles they face. May those we have lost rest in peace and those we still have with us be safe.

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