Our Community’s Thoughts on Pride: How are we presenting ourselves?

July 12, 2017 in inQueery

The point of Pride may have changed over the years, and Samantha asks how we can make sure it is still putting our best face forward. What do you think? Can Pride be doing harm? Give your opinion in the comments!

The Kari and Emily Show

April 29, 2015 in inQueery

Lesbian comics Kari McCullough and comedic partner Emily Drevets perform “The Kari and Emily Show” at theaters in San Francisco. I saw one of their shows at the EXIT Theater and was pleasantly surprised by their use of sketches, improv, and stand-up. This hilarious duo performed a show unlike any I had seen before. Don’t miss it!

End Game Improv

February 25, 2015 in inQueery

LGBTQ Jam is a new improv group based in San Francisco. You can catch a performance at Stage Werx every first Wednesday of the month. Anyone and everyone is invited to watch and LGBTQ people are invited to play along on stage. They provide a safe, supportive space for experimenting.

Being a Gay Father

February 11, 2015 in inQueery

Carter Serrett is a second generation Gay Parent. At the age of 12 his mother left a conservative religion and came out as a lesbian. While his mother was in the process of “coming out” Carter started to come to terms with his own identity as a gay man. Today Carter is the proud biological father of a 14 year old boy that he co-parents with his son’s Papa and his son’s two mother’s. Not always easy, but often humorous. Carter has been on both ends of the gay parenting equation and he bring…

Pacific Center: 41 Years of Serving our Community

June 11, 2014 in inQueery

This video about Pacific Center history and services was produced by UC Berkeley students, Spencer Maley, Zane Hadi, and Alli O’brien under the guidance and direction of Leo Brown, Facility Rental and Volunteer Coordinator.

The Lake Merritt Farmer’s Market is Hella Queer

April 16, 2014 in inQueery

On a warm, sunny day in May, the InQueery News crew, Jax, Leo, Katie headed to Lake Merrit Farmer’s Market in Oakland. Check out the video to see Jax’s interviews with queer families at the about what it’s like to raise children in Oakland and about connecting with other families in the area.

One of Many

January 22, 2014 in inQueery

The Transgender Law Center’s Transgender Leadership Summit was held in the Summer of 2012. Stephanie Mott wrote about all the things she learned, felt and took with her as she came to visit from the Midwest.

Queer Comic Review: Orientation Police

January 8, 2014 in inQueery

In this short autobiographical comic, Bill Roundy explores the aspect of his most recent relationships that seems to attract extra scrutiny from a wide variety of busybodies. More importantly, he explores exactly what’s wrong with those snap judgements.

Queer Comic Review: The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal

December 11, 2013 in inQueery

E. K. Weaver’s the Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal provides a beautiful and heartfelt look at a roadtrip romance. Read on to find out why two guys quoting Back to the Future at each other is more important than you might think.

GRL: Keeping Our Community Strong

November 20, 2013 in inQueery

We follow up with GRL, the sorority on the UC Berkeley campus for those who self-identify as queer and female and their allies. They had chosen us as their philanthropic project this year. The Pacific Center chats with them on what community means to them.

Folsom Street Fair Celebrates its 30th Anniversary Fabulously

October 23, 2013 in inQueery

On September 28th, Folsom Street Fair turned 30. The event celebrates adult alternative lifestyles including fetish, BSDM and kink. This year, attendees got to enjoy an added 30 minutes of fun. Read on to hear the perspective of a first-timer at this fabulous and welcoming street fair that really is like no other!

Breaking the Girls: A Film Review

July 17, 2013 in inQueery

An edgy new lesbian film debuted at Frameline 2013. The film isn’t just about a sapphic love affair, but is also an intense ride full of murder, deception and desire. InQueery blog staff editor Jax reviews ‘Breaking The Girls.’ The film opens this August, be sure to check it out!

InQueery News Live!

June 12, 2013 in inQueery

This week’s article is the first of an ongoing series called InQueery News, which will occur once a month and which will feature a discussion between members of the InQueery staff as they talk about hot-topics in the community and media. For this first segment, blog staff members, Leo, Katie, and Ben, sat down to discuss San Francisco’s celebration and recent headlining LGBT news.

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…

We’re in this Together: Awareness and Passion can Make a Difference

March 14, 2013 in inQueery

Devon Yaffe was looking to spread the word about a documentary he had filmed for his Senior Project at Hollywood High titled Overcoming Adversities as a Gay Teen: One Generation at a Time. He found us and we are proud to present his story to you. Devon’s documentary consists of interviews with gay men from all different age groups and backgrounds. A lot of men had never shared these stories before and I expressed to him – and he agreed – how important this was. I believe this piece of both…

GRLs on Fire

February 28, 2013 in inQueery

The Pacific Center for Human Growth is excited and honored to announce that Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL) has chosen us to be their philanthropy project. We’d like to take a minute to express our appreciation and tell you a little bit about GRL

LGBTQI Suitcase Clinic: Queering Healthcare

February 14, 2013 in inQueery

It’s a gorgeously sunny Saturday afternoon at the Pacific Center in Berkeley. Erik, Katie, Andy, and Kate are setting up the outdoor waiting room. They wait for Nick to arrive with the keys to the office and lounge spaces which will be turned into medical examination rooms.

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