Eat, Pray, Love…Come Out?

September 28, 2016 in inQueery

Elizabeth Gilbert recently announced that she is in a same-sex relationship. Are we ready to welcome her into the fold of queer public figures?

Queer & Present: What’s the Best Way to Claim Title IX Rights?

September 26, 2016 in inQueery

A 19-year old college student is suing his Catholic high school for forbidding him to bring a male date to homecoming.

Queer & Present: Danger of Blackmail

September 19, 2016 in inQueery

A straight man has been removed from a sensitive defense post using the same arguments that once only hounded queers.

Keeping in Touch with Lavender Seniors

September 14, 2016 in inQueery

Volunteering with Lavender Seniors is a great way to give back and promote unity among Bay Area LGBTQ communities.

Queer & Present: STD News

September 12, 2016 in inQueery

For the first time in ten years, infection rates of common sexually-transmitted diseases are on the rise. Read this PSA on STDs as a reminder to play responsibly.

Queer & Present: El Divo de Juarez

September 7, 2016 in inQueery

Though virtually unknown among Anglos, Juan Gabriel (1950-2016) was a giant in Mexican music. However, we mourn his death not only for his abilities as a singer, but for his role as a queer icon for Latinx queer communities.

The Conferrer of Blessings

August 31, 2016 in inQueery

The story behind the tradition of welcoming transgenders in India to confer blessings at auspicious occasions roots back to its ancient scriptures, when discrimination on the basis of gender was absent.

Queer & Present: Out in the Navy

August 29, 2016 in inQueery

Conner Curnick, a sailor serving in Afghanistan, came out to his service buddies and they had his back.

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…

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