HRT Challenges: Access and Affordability

August 24, 2016 in inQueery

Transitioning is not easy or cheap. In this post, Amelia discusses some of the barriers and breakthroughs to affordable and accessible HRT.

Queer & Present: Gay Players in Industrial Sports

August 22, 2016 in inQueery

The lack of gay players in the major industrial sports isn’t about homophobia, it’s about the money.

Post-Orlando, Post-Pride

August 18, 2016 in inQueery

Following tragedy and the culmination of Pride month, where do we go from here? Jess Maultsby writes about our community’s resilience in this week’s post.

Queer & Present: Meet Daniel C.

August 15, 2016 in inQueery

“Secret Lives of Americans” features the coming out story of Daniel C., a gay Latino man living in California.

Alone in the Crowd

August 10, 2016 in inQueery

Audre Lorde’s poem “Who Said it Was Simple” affirms the struggle of identity.

Queer & Present: Wonderlust

August 8, 2016 in inQueery

In between the silliness of its coverage of celebrities one has never heard of, Queerty occasionally hides small pieces about genuinely important people. One such is Jesse Pandolfo, a 32-year-old lesbian.  Originally from Boston, she now lives in (of all places) Jackson, Mississippi, and is  owner/operator of the year- old, popular dance bar for the whole queer community called Wonderlust. She told the Jackson Free Press,”I thought the gay community in Jackson needed options on where to go, espe…

Lesbians Who Tech

August 3, 2016 in inQueery

The Bay Area-based organization Lesbians Who Tech creates a network and community for queer women working in the tech industry through its diverse leadership team.

Queer & Present: USS Harvey Milk

August 1, 2016 in inQueery

The U.S. Navy has decided to name a ship after Harvey Milk. Please, hold your jokes about “seamen.”

Passage to Freedom

July 28, 2016 in inQueery

Queer migration is a continued harsh reality of the modern times. More young adults are trying to escape in search of a place that allows them to be transparent and live a life of freedom. While this is a positive hope for some, it is distressing for many who cannot afford this luxury.

Queer & Present: Post-Gay

July 27, 2016 in inQueery

Wondering whether it’s possible to be post-gay.

Straight Men and Me

July 20, 2016 in inQueery

I have lived in fear of straight men for what seems like most of my life.  I came out in the early 80’s at the age of 17 and this was a time when it was not OK to be gay in High School.  This was also a time when the only gay people in the media were ridiculed, beaten or murdered.   The fear was transformed into a fierce pride for me when I moved to San Francisco and marched in gay parades, got politically active, and developed a strong network of GLBT friends with a few straight allies. I kept …

Fabulous Fashion With Matty: Installment One, “Summer In The City”

June 29, 2016 in inQueery

Hi folks!  I’m Matty and I’m here to help you pick out something nice to wear for all your summer fun, no matter what your gender expression or body type is. In this blog series, I’ll be linking to many different resources and sites for fashion of all genders, shapes, and sizes. I want to start by saying that it seems layers are the norm for achieving any sort of gender-bending. Depending on where you live, this may or may not be feasible in the summer months. Rest easy because Uniqlo makes shir…

Queer & Present: Miss Missouri 2016

June 27, 2016 in inQueery

An out and proud lesbian, Erin O’Flaherty, has just been selected Miss Missouri 2016.

Free Us From Corporate Bondage

June 24, 2016 in inQueery

How liberating of an event is Pride if it is tied to corporate sponsorship? Nadia’s account of a Brazilian Pride event offers this question and a counterpoint to the rainbows and logos we’ll see this weekend.

Commercialization of LGBTQIA+ Support

June 22, 2016 in inQueery

The recent commercialization of LGBTQIA+ support through ad campaigns and Pride sponsorship is actually harmful for the community. Corporations make huge profits off of sparse support while preying on our weaknesses and perpetuating trans and qpoc exclusion.

Queer & Present: Trey Pearson

June 20, 2016 in inQueery

Trey Pearson, the front man of Christian alternative rock group Everyday Sunday, has just come out to his fans in a moving letter.

Vănguard: The Vietnamese LGBTQ Literary & Art Zine

June 15, 2016 in inQueery

This summer, Vănguard plans to release its third issue. Vănguard is an underground zine that offers visibility and freedom of expression to Vietnamese LGBTQ artists and writers. Its founders created the zine to foster a safe community and overthrow social norms about gender and sexuality in Việt Nam.

Voting as the Queer Minority

June 7, 2016 in inQueery

Voting is today! The 2016 California Primaries are slated to be one of the most influential in recent history and, despite its issues, voting is a tangible and necessary way to share our voices. The following are some helpful resources and histories to help break it all down.

Queer & Present: Equal Opportunity Crimes

June 6, 2016 in inQueery

Utah restaurant owner appears to have been murdered by his husband, who then tried to burn down the house to cover up the crime.

Hindi Cinema’s Changing Representation, Pt. 2

June 1, 2016 in inQueery

The Hindi film industry is the most popular in the country the subjects and plots of the movies mirror different aspects of the society and sometimes also act as an escape from reality. It is therefore important to critique the portrayal of queer community in this medium and to also understand the effect it may have.

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