The French Philosopher and the Bay Area, Part 2

April 12, 2017 in inQueery

Read the second installment of Anne’s series on Foucault as a queer historical figure with local ties.

Flowers and Baby Blues: Gender Performance in the Trans Community

November 30, 2016 in inQueery

One could say I live a sort of double life. On the streets, you can catch an Ezra with a grown-out ivy league haircut, straight-legged jeans. You might spot him running at the local track or lifting weights at the gym; you could even find yourself next to him on BART, his legs spread across the seats, the scent of his Men’s Degree closing in on your personal space. You might hate him just a little bit. But let’s say that he’s left his front door open behind him coming home from work, and you cli…

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…

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.

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!

Invisibility Series: Butch Lesbians

October 14, 2014 in inQueery

Guest writer Aurora Smith returns to her series on Invisibility with a second installment focusing this time on butch lesbians. Butch lesbians can be read as heterosexual men in public spaces, but is that the only way they’re invisible?

Invisibility Series: Queer Femmes

September 24, 2014 in inQueery

Guest Writer Aurora Smith discusses femme queers in the first installment of a four-part Invisibility Series. Who are femme queers and why are they “invisible”? What can we do to change society’s (and our own!) way of seeing these women? Read on to learn more.

Queer Comic Review: Gunnerkrigg Court

August 27, 2014 in inQueery

Gunnerkrigg Court is a beautiful fantasy webcomic that explores the lines between myth and reality, magic and technology, and adventure versus the looming threat of homework. And it’s got some pretty good kisses in it, too.

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.

What is the “Cis Gaze” and Why Does it Matter?

June 18, 2014 in inQueery

By now, most people with an internet connection have heard about the #YesAllWomen campaign on Twitter. But this was just one brick in the wall of sexism. Trans* men, trans* women, genderfluid/non-conforming individuals and more voiced the ways that many cisgender people (and even LGB and other trans* folk) regularly discriminate against and belittle them due to fear, hatred and ignorance.

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.

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.

LGBT Characters in Video Games

April 9, 2014 in inQueery

There’s no doubt LBGT dollars go towards video games, but how much are we really represented in that medium? JJ Medina takes a closer look at several LBGT characters who have shaped this past generation’s landscape. (MINOR SPOILERS INSIDE FOR GTA 4, Street Fighter X Tekken and The Last of Us).

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.

More Transparency Needed in Navigating the Medical Labyrinth

March 5, 2014 in inQueery

There’s no shortage of LGBTQI -friendly health care facilities in the Bay Area. Accessing their services is another matter. A new program aims to address this gap by connecting knowledgeable volunteers with patients in need.

Rocky Shores Ahead For Ships In The Night

February 26, 2014 in inQueery

white & cis? DON’T come here! is the new slogan for a local east bay RADICAL QUEER dance party

Queer Comic Review: O Human Star

February 12, 2014 in inQueery

Blue Delliquanti’s O Human Star gives us an intricate and engaging look at a not-too-distant future where the rapid growth of AI technology leads to the mysterious rebirth of the long dead main character, Alistair Sterling. As the story moves to answer the hows and whys of his re-entry into the world, we learn more and more about Sterling, the people he left behind, and those who came after him.

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