Gay Persecution in Chechnya: What You Should Know

June 21, 2017 in inQueery

These past few months, ominous reports of men being tortured and murdered for being gay have started filtering in from Chechnya. Let’s take a look at some of the facts on hand and consider how this international crisis is evolving.

Queer and Present: This Week’s News – Some Good, Some Not

March 9, 2016 in inQueery

Around the nation, this week’s news items present an image of mixed success for LGBTQ issues.

What Does Ferguson Mean for the LGBTQIA Community?

January 28, 2015 in inQueery

The recent events in Ferguson, MO have put the spotlight on police brutality, and have revealed a number of wider systemic issues. The particular intersection of racism and trans prejudice in the criminal justice system means that transgender people of color experience the brunt of discrimination by law enforcement in the LGBTQ community. It’s up to our community to stand against these injustices.

Radical Feminists Could Benefit From Expanding Their Definition of Gender

December 10, 2014 in inQueery

A small group of radical feminists ban transgender people from participating in their organizations. These groups have been labeled “transphobic” by the transgender community and other feminists. The groups claim that they…just have a different definition of gender. This article focuses on the radical feminist group, Deep Green Resistance (DGR), and how they could benefit from expanding their definition of gender and from including trans women in their movement.

Invisibility Series: Bisexuality

December 3, 2014 in inQueery

Guest writer Aurora Smith returns to her series on invisibility with a new subset of the LGBT population – bisexuals. Despite being one of the four letters of the common acronym for the gay community, bisexuals are often ignored, overlooked, and stereotyped by not only their fellow non-heterosexuals but also by the straight side of the world. With both sides shunning and mislabeling bisexuals, where do they fit? And why all the anti-bisexual bias in the first place?

InQueery News Live with Special Guest, InQueery News Writer JJ Part 2

November 19, 2014 in inQueery

Writer JJ joins up with Leo and Katie yet again to throw their ideas around at each other – all in the name of staying informed and amused. Domestic and communal bliss and challenges abound in this episode of InQueery News Live. Topics of discussion include: Spain, the anticipation and appeal of feline fun times at Cat Town in Oakland and rat infestations. News stories cover everything from a new inclusive dating site, successful fundraising for LGBT homeless youth and Dolly Parton telling it li…

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.

InQueery News Live: September Edition

October 22, 2014 in inQueery

Leo and Katie once again find themselves at a UC Berkeley studio to dish on life, love, good news and bad news. In this edition, Tinder is the gift that keeps on giving — things to talk about, that is. There’s also talk of a fake gay marriage and good news for transgender youth!

An Open Letter to Allies

October 1, 2014 in inQueery

InQueery Guest Writer Alex tackles the tricky subject of allies in our LGBTQA+ community and brings up some important issues that have been avoided when it comes to space, identity and support.

The Implications of LGBT Empirical Studies

September 17, 2014 in inQueery

InQueery Writer Connor Payne offers a critical look at empirical studies on human behavior, from what some call “gayness” to politically conservative stereotypes. Are we taking scientific studies too heavily at face value and assuming too readily that there is a clear-cut reason for our differences? Read on to delve further into this interesting take.

Homeless LGBT Youth – A Look at Three Centers Lending a Helping Hand

September 10, 2014 in inQueery

Over 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT. What resources are out there? Guest Writer Aurora Smith presents us with an invaluable list of homeless shelters in the Bay Area that are LGBT-friendly, accommodating, full of activities and educational resources as well!

Letting Go of “Manning Up”

August 6, 2014 in inQueery

In this article, Guest Contributor Connor Payne explores how men are taught through American culture to suppress emotion and embrace a limited and disconnected perspective of the world. The desensitization that men experience contributes to various social ills in our society, namely sexism and homophobia. If we work at undoing this cultural norm, maybe we can undo some of the hatred embedded in this country.

InQueery News: What’s the Deal with Dating Apps, Richard Nixon, Ohio Swimming Pools and #StayStrongPutin?

July 30, 2014 in inQueery

This week, we talk about our end-of-PRIDE weekend and also bring you some news stories about Richard Nixon, Vladimir Putin, discrimination in Ohio and more! Recorded on July 14, 2014.

Updates on Ending the Ban on Gay Blood

July 23, 2014 in inQueery

This week, we revisit the issue of the ban on donors who are men who have had sex with men with updates on the recent National Gay Blood Drive. The drive took place in over 50 cities across America and this year won’t be the last. Read on and sign the petition to push the White House into reviewing the discriminatory policy that is costing lives.

50 Years of Gays in the Media & in the Streets: The 2000’s

July 16, 2014 in inQueery

The Gay Media and Movements series is sadly coming to an end with this piece on the previous decade in America. Read this most recent installment and revel in how much has changed in such a short time.

We Can Do Better: A Call for Introspection Among Radical Feminists and Trans* Inclusive Feminists

May 28, 2014 in inQueery

Both a personal reflection and an acknowledgement of difference within feminist thought, this article seeks to expose the multiple disconnects between radical and trans* inclusive feminist, and to outline the necessity for conversations surrounding inclusivity.

The Politics of Banning Gay Blood

January 15, 2014 in inQueery

A gay man walks into a blood-donation center, but the punch-line is anything but funny. Get our story on what happens when gay men try donate blood, and those advocating for changes to the restrictive rules on it.

The Americas Come out Against LGBT Discrimination

August 14, 2013 in inQueery

Today we’re focusing on the prevention of organized discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexual, and trans individuals through the OAS convention held in Guatemala. Come read about which countries supported the measure and which ones had a very vocal opposition towards it.

New Laws Spell Disaster for Queers in Russia

July 10, 2013 in inQueery

What’s happening with Gay Rights in Russia!? This week, the lower House of Parliament, the Duma, passed two federal anti-gay legislative bills. The first bill bans the spread of “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” among minors;. the second law follows banning adoption not only for foreign gay couples but single foreigners from any country where same sex marriage is has been legalized.

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