Feature Artist: Saya Leist

December 23, 2015 in inQueery

Saya Leist, a guest illustrator at InQueery, showcases some of her work.

How to Thrive This Holiday Season: Making Time for Yourself (Pt. 2)

December 9, 2015 in inQueery

Lauren is back with five ways to give yourself a break this holiday – read more on her tips for self-care.

Women Coming out of Straight Marriage

December 2, 2015 in inQueery

Coming out has enough strains, stress and fear to be overly taxing for any person embarking on a journey to bring their true, authentic self into the world. Being in a straight marriage, sometimes with kids, sometimes with a hostile partner and family, increases that stress exponentially.

How to Thrive This Holiday Season: Tips for Approaching Social Gatherings (Pt. 1)

November 25, 2015 in inQueery

Lauren offers a two-part post on managing stress during the holidays. This week, read some tips on dealing with gatherings and family members – events that can be particularly fraught for LGBTQ people.

Queer & Present: Salt Lake City Quietly Elects LGBT Mayor

November 23, 2015 in inQueery

Salt Lake City, in a state that’s known more for its conservative LDS population than its LGBT communities, just elected an out lesbian mayor, Jackie Biskupski.

I Am Not “A”

November 18, 2015 in inQueery

With a new episode of Pretty Little Liars airing next week, Dana shares his frustrations with the writers’ choice of a trans villain.

Queer & Present: Taking Action to Stop Gun Violence in Oakland

November 16, 2015 in inQueery

Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland mayor and local queer figure, is leading the charge against gun violence in the East Bay.

A Thrice Told Tale (Part 2)

November 11, 2015 in inQueery

The second half of Beckie’s story, this week’s post describes her third coming out and her work with Bay Area LGBTQ senior citizens.

Queer and Present: Making Our Lives Count

November 9, 2015 in inQueery

On October 7, Governor Brown signed signed the LGBT Disparities Reduc­tion Act that requires some state agen­cies to collect voluntary self-reported demographic information on sexual orientation and gender identity. David Chiu (shown below), the sponsor and main driver of the bill, told the San Francisco Bay Times, After years of being left out of statewide demo­graphic data, LGBT individuals will now be able to share their experiences to provide much-needed data to understand, and ultimately re…

A Thrice Told Tale (Part 1)

November 4, 2015 in inQueery

Sharing stories is a very human endeavor; they are part of our culture and help us understand our place in it. Beckie’s three coming out experiences reflect a lifetime of resilience and her drive to help others -read her narrative in this two-part series.

Queer & Present: The Case that Just Might End LGBTQ Discrimination at Work

November 2, 2015 in inQueery

David Baldwin is suing the FAA for employment discrimination in Federal Court, alleging that existing anti-discrimination law covers LGBT folk. This is an extremely important case that may create a national precedent.

Blurring Gender Lines in Costume

October 28, 2015 in inQueery

Mia discusses the gender implications of Halloween costumes, and how we might approach these issues in a more positive way.

Queer & Present: Ari Waldman and the Tyler Clementi Institute

October 26, 2015 in inQueery

This week, Stan features an American philanthropist who is contributing to the fight against cyber bullying.

Finding Refuge: The Rainbow Community Support Project

October 21, 2015 in inQueery

Created by a former Pacific Center intern, this Berkeley-based organization is helping Latino LGBTQ asylum seekers heal from abuse and trauma.

Queer & Present: National Coming Out Day

October 19, 2015 in inQueery

Each Monday, Queer & Present columnist Stan Stansbury features a LGBTQ-related news item from the previous week. Stay informed on everything from policy changes to human interest stories!

Sunday, October 11th, 2015 was National Coming Out Day.

Trending Genderqueer

October 14, 2015 in inQueery

“We cannot extricate style from politics in the queer community. Fashion is not just fashion. For some, simply wearing a suit is a radical and political act.” What are the consequences of the fashion industry’s recent interest in “genderqueer” models?

Queer & Present: Kasha Nabagesera

October 12, 2015 in inQueery

The Right Livelihood Award honors “outstanding vision and work on behalf of our planet and its people.” This year’s laureate is a queer activist in Uganda.

The Power of Choice for Trans Gamers

October 7, 2015 in inQueery

In addition to providing an outlet for escapism and stress relief, gaming can be an empowering hobby for trans people thanks to the ability to choose one’s gender within the virtual world.

Queer & Present: Folsom-ophobia

October 5, 2015 in inQueery

In this opinion piece, Stan asks readers to think critically about their views on the Folsom Street Fair.

Closeted in College: What Makes a Campus LGBTQ-Friendly

September 30, 2015 in inQueery

When choosing a college or university, it’s often easier to judge the academics than the social atmosphere. Reilly Smith offers tips based in personal experience on how to gauge whether your prospective school will be a queer-friendly space.


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