Passing with Pride

June 20, 2018 in inQueery

Is there any one way to “look” queer or non-binary? Each year as Pride rolls around, I worry that I don’t look like I belong there, but belonging to a community goes so much deeper than whether you fit into the aesthetic.

Identifying Differently: Gaby & Allison on Changing Your Labels

April 11, 2018 in inQueery

YouTubers and comedians Gaby & Allison talk about a lot of topics related to sex, gender, identity, and mental health. In a recent episode, they touched on shifts in what you identify with or as (specifically related to gender and orientation). What do you think? Have you experienced this?

Resist, Learn, Love, and Get Inspired: 12 Transgressive Books to Read This Fall

September 6, 2017 in inQueery

Well folks, summer’s nearly over! The weather’s cooling down, kids are more or less reluctantly going back to school and your work agenda is probably filling up. If you are the kind of person who dreads this time of the year you might be feeling a pang of sadness or anxiety. However, fall is also the perfect time to take a breath, reflect on one’s life and examine the ways one is involved in the world. And…it is also the perfect time to read! (Okay, every time is a good time to read.) So w…

On Two Spectrums: Autism and Queerness

August 9, 2017 in inQueery

There is plenty of overlap in those who are queer and those who are on the autism spectrum. This is especially true for those who identify as trans. There is a distinct subculture within the community of those who have autism. When you look at the demographics, it’s not surprising that there would be. Research shows that among gender dysphoric youth, there is a 7.8 percent prevalence of autism. For comparison, the prevalence of autism among the general population is around 1.1 percent. Autism’s …

Seduction, Serpents & Oakland’s Secret Sisterhood (Part 2)

June 8, 2017 in inQueery

Anne and Mojo discuss the creative process, politics, and snakes in Part 2 of this interview!

Seduction, Serpents & Oakland’s Secret Sisterhood (Part 1)

May 24, 2017 in inQueery

I have loved burlesque ever since I attended my first show in a small bar tucked away in Seattle’s University District. So when I moved to the Bay Area, one of the first things I did was to start looking up burlesque shows. I found one that looked great while offering really affordable tickets. It was put on by the cabaret collective Haus Serpens and was set to take place at the Golden Bull, a popular bar in downtown Oakland. When I tried to buy tickets online, however, they were not available a…

Lesbians Who Tech

August 3, 2016 in inQueery

The Bay Area-based organization Lesbians Who Tech creates a network and community for queer women working in the tech industry through its diverse leadership team.

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.

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!

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?

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.

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.

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).

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