Blood Is Thicker Than Water

April 30, 2014 in inQueery

“Coming out of the closet” can be a daunting task because, for many queer folks, there is a fear of rejection within the family. However, there have not been any empirical studies on this issue until recently. Emma L explores some studies that report the effects of family acceptance and rejection on the mental health and well-being of LGBTQQ youth.

The Battles Won and the Boycotts: When is Enough Enough?

April 23, 2014 in inQueery

While a sea of change is on the way for LBGT individuals everywhere, what about those who publicly resisted it? JJ Medina explores the unlikely consequences for businesses and individuals who opposed same-sex legislation.

The Lake Merritt Farmer’s Market is Hella Queer

April 16, 2014 in inQueery

On a warm, sunny day in May, the InQueery News crew, Jax, Leo, Katie headed to Lake Merrit Farmer’s Market in Oakland. Check out the video to see Jax’s interviews with queer families at the about what it’s like to raise children in Oakland and about connecting with other families in the area.

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.

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