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.
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…
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.
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 …
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…
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.
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.
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.