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.

Supporting our Closest Companions: Partners of Trans and Gender Nonconforming Folk Peer Group

April 6, 2016 in inQueery

Carter talks with joi and Morgan, facilitators of the Partners of Trans and Gender Nonconforming Folk peer group, about an overlooked group of people who are equally in need of a safe, supportive space.

Queer & Present: Hope for Politics in Baltimore?

April 4, 2016 in inQueery

Baltimore local government may gain some diversity. Check out these two young, interesting, and openly gay black men who are running for office this spring.

Flying Kites

March 30, 2016 in inQueery

What’s in a name? A lot of meaning, when it comes to cementing family connections. Carter’s moving piece describes the struggle of maintaining ties when there are no names to describe the relationships in our lives.

Queer & Present: An Intolerable Tale

March 28, 2016 in inQueery

  Pick up this memoir for your next read.  The author, Kamal al Solaylee, is a queer drama critic and journalism professor living in Toronto. He is a naturalized Canadian, having been born in Yemen, and raised in Beirut and Cairo. Intolerable:  A Memoir of Extremes is his personal narrative of what’s befallen him, his parents, and his 10 siblings over the last 40 or so years. I was riveted by this story. It begins in Aden, where the father gets rich under British colonial rule. When the com…

Queer & Present: A Strange Easter in Stockton

March 21, 2016 in inQueery

Easter Sunrise services in Stockton are canceled rather than include a queer minister.

Queer & Present: Angelica Ross Takes On the Tech Industry

March 14, 2016 in inQueery

Angelica Ross is the energetic founder of an enterprise dedicated to getting transwomen high tech work.

Queer and Present: This Week’s News – Some Good, Some Not

March 9, 2016 in inQueery

Around the nation, this week’s news items present an image of mixed success for LGBTQ issues.

LGBTQ Tumblrs You Should Be Following

March 2, 2016 in inQueery

Tumblr might not be your primary social media platform, but there are plenty of great queer feeds and communities to watch.

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