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.

Hindi Cinema’s Changing Representation, Pt. 1

May 25, 2016 in inQueery

Indian culture is an amalgamation of many traditions, languages, religions, customs and beliefs. Its rich heritage, lifestyles, evolving societies and changing ideologies are often reflected and essayed in its cinema.

Queer & Present: A New Harvey Milk Boulevard

May 23, 2016 in inQueery

Salt Lake City just re-named a significant throughway in honor of Harvey Milk, the well-known LGBTQ activist. The campaign was led by the city’s newly elected lesbian mayor and the costs were crowd-funded.

I Read It So You Don’t Have To: Ariel Schrag’s “Adam”

May 18, 2016 in inQueery

This week, Dane reviews a new LGBTQI young adult novel, Adam. The protagonist is a 17-year old cis man who pretends to be trans to get a girlfriend. Spoiler alert: it’s pretty bad.

Aravan, the God of the Transgender

May 11, 2016 in inQueery

Read the story of an Indian mythological god who became the patron of the transgender community in India. Legends celebrate the sacrificial death of Aravan, the warrior, and hundreds of transgender people marry him as their God and husband in a yearly festival.

Queer & Present: Persecution in Bangladesh

May 9, 2016 in inQueery

Xulhaz Mannan, a LGBT activist with ties to the U.S. government, was killed last week for his efforts to organize queer events.

The Prince and The Duke: An Ode of Sorts To/For the Beautiful Ones

May 4, 2016 in inQueery

The past several months have seen the passing of two gender-bending icons – David Bowie and Prince. This week, read Jaden’s heartfelt tribute to these musicians and the impact of their work.

An Extraordinary Romance

May 2, 2016 in inQueery

Marriage equality is just as important for May-December relationships as it is for same-sex partners. And that’s the beauty of it.

A 20-Year History of Inclusion: Looking Forward with the WNBA

April 27, 2016 in Featured Article, inQueery

The WNBA has, for 20 years, welcomed diversity in its players, affiliates, and most importantly, fans. Despite being ahead of its time, the league has still seen a dwindling audience in the last few years. As we celebrate this anniversary, we should also ask how we can support and bring attention to the inclusive environment that it fosters.

Queer & Present: New Research on “Gay Genes”

April 25, 2016 in inQueery

For a while now, scientists have been trying to figure out queerness in terms of evolutionary adaptation. New research suggests a plausible explanation for the odd fact the number of gay men in each generation is relatively stable.

Queer & Present: Who Cares Who Else is in There?

April 18, 2016 in inQueery

This week, bathroom tales: a surprising number of people care a surprising amount about who else is in a public restroom.

Queer Comic Review: Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat!

April 13, 2016 in inQueery

Marvel is, to many people, synonymous with the very concept of comics – but they still fall behind other companies in a few key areas, including LGBT representation. Patsy Walker aka Hellcat is a step in the right direction – including queer characters portrayed by queer artists.

Queer & Present: Gay Royalty

April 11, 2016 in inQueery

Manvendra Singh Gohli is the only known Indian prince who has come out publicly.

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