Late Bloomers and Sexual Fluidity

January 7, 2015 in inQueery

On May 21st, 2014, Lauren Morelli (writer for Orange is the New Black) came out in an essay on .Mic.com She announced that she was leaving her husband and shared the experience of being 31 and on the brink of late sexual discovery. Is she a “late-blooming lesbian” or is this an example of sexual fluidity in a society at the edge of a sexual paradigm shift? This is a personal essay on sexuality and identity in the grey areas.

Trans* Representation in the Media

November 5, 2014 in inQueery

A hot topic these days is the representation of trans* people in the media. Some people claim that trans* is the new gay– now that gay rights have gained traction with the majority (60% of states have marriage equality) that it is time to focus on a more marginalized population of the LGBT community, transgender people.

Blood Is Thicker Than Water

April 30, 2014 in inQueery

“Coming out of the closet” can be a daunting task because, for many queer folks, there is a fear of rejection within the family. However, there have not been any empirical studies on this issue until recently. Emma L explores some studies that report the effects of family acceptance and rejection on the mental health and well-being of LGBTQQ youth.

Queer Comic Review: On Loving Women

April 2, 2014 in inQueery

Depicting something as intimately personal as your earliest thoughts of romance is undoubtedly difficult, and even more so when dealing with the unique experiences of queer women. Nonetheless, On Loving Women manages to skillfully capture the heady feeling of those first few inklings of love.

OUT! at the Movies

July 31, 2013 in inQueery

This year’s Frameline was its 36th year in business and it was a good one! InQueery Blog staff Ben M. paints a picture for those of you who didn’t get a chance to make it out this year. Check out his reviews of films that were breaking ground, such as Homophobia and Kiss Me Softly.

Out in Academia: Interview with Prof. Juana María Rodríguez

April 17, 2013 in inQueery

This is the first interview of an ongoing series that deals with the question of LGBT visibility in the university classroom; an issue that I, as an out and visibly queer graduate student, have been interested in for a long time. I wanted to find out more about how professors and graduate students present themselves to their students and why. The question I then center these interviews around is that of identity and outness in the classroom. In this fluid and informal interview—you’ll hear quite…

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