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.

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.

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