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.

Queer & Present: A Real American Hero

September 28, 2015 in inQueery

A trans woman and a gay man are now working successfully at high levels in the Department of Defense.

The Price of Acceptance

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!

Queer and Present: Some Final Thoughts on Kim Davis

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…

Bi-Women’s group

September 16, 2015 in inQueery

In recognition of Bisexual Awareness Week, Carter talks with Sheryll, the facilitator of the Bi Women’s Peer Group at Pacific Center.

Queer and Present: Cassandro, Hero of La Lucha Libre

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…

Multiple Sexual Partners in LGBTQ vs. Straight Community: Promiscuity or Experience?

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.

Queer and Present: What Will Happen to Safe Spaces in Safer Times?

September 7, 2015 in inQueery

All across the nation, “gaybarhoods” are becoming less gay.

Dystopia and Hamburgers in “Computer Love”

September 2, 2015 in inQueery

Computer Love is a colorful and hopeful comic about queer survival in a futuristic war-torn world. It’s also about hamburgers.

Queer and Present: LGBT Elder Americans Act Reintroduced in Senate

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.

Representing Transgender Parenthood and Queer Families

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.

Do I Sound Gay?

August 24, 2015 in inQueery

This is something many of us wonder or worry about. Andrew Sullivan, of all people, worries about it.

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