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.
October 26, 2015 in inQueery
This week, Stan features an American philanthropist who is contributing to the fight against cyber bullying.
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.
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.
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?
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.
September 23, 2015 in inQueery
Emily Clark explores key differences between Oakland Pride, which took place last weekend, and the larger San Francisco Pride that happens each June. Read more about her experiences at this year’s event, and think about what kinds of celebrations resonate with you!
September 21, 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! In a very short time, she aroused some very strong passions. Very strong indeed. The Week magazine suggested she be burned at the stake. Presumably tongue in cheek, they suggest that since she seems to see herself as a Christian martyr, she should be sent to heaven to claim her many-jeweled crown ASAP. Som…
September 14, 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! File this one under “We are Everywhere.” Saul Armendariz is a champion of la lucha libre, Mexico’s answer to the WWF. He is famous as an “exotico” (gay caricature) with the ring name Cassandro. As he is currently world lightweight champion, Lucha VaVoom calls him the Queen of the Ring, and says, “Don’t let…
September 9, 2015 in inQueery
In a piece recently published by YourTango, a cisgender female wrote about the stigma attached to having had 99 sexual partners. InQueery Contributor Dana Schnittman explores these “slut-shaming” discourses in straight versus LGBTQ communities.
September 7, 2015 in inQueery
All across the nation, “gaybarhoods” are becoming less gay.
August 31, 2015 in inQueery
Legislation has been introduced in the Senate that would extend the existing Older Americans Act to explicitly serve LGBT elders. This is the second time such legislation has been introduced.
August 26, 2015 in inQueery
Shannon Grooms advocates for socially-responsible media representations of queer families in this piece. Television series and films have the power to create a new cultural consciousness surrounding transgender parents, she argues, and it’s time for these portrayals to reflect the diversity of this community.