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.

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…

InQueery News Live with Special Guest, InQueery News Writer JJ Part 1

November 12, 2014 in inQueery

In this edition, join Leo, Katie and special guest JJ in discussions on the generation gap when it comes to LGBT rights and relationships, “aggressive monogamy,” smegma, and much, much more!

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.

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.

InQueery News: Marriage Equality, Wall Street Families and “Sounding Gay”

July 2, 2014 in inQueery

Thank you all for joining us once again for InQueery news LIVE. In this episode, we discuss updates on marriage equality as well as if there’s such a thing as “sounding gay.”

Orange is the New Black’s Piper: What Are We Missing?

June 4, 2014 in inQueery

Just in time for the second season, InQueery Staff Katie Tims takes a second look at Orange is the New Black’s main character. Does her sexual fluidity add more or less to the conversation about representation? And why is nobody saying the word ‘bisexual?’

Singing from the Margins: Morrissey as a Queer Icon

March 19, 2014 in inQueery

Morrissey, solo artist and frontman of The Smiths, has often recieved attention and criticism since the 80’s surrounding his sexuality. InQueery writer Bridget explores what his affirmations (or lack thereof) mean for the queer community.

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

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.

50 Years of Gays in the Media & in the Streets: The 1970’s

November 6, 2013 in inQueery

The long-awaited continuation of the Gays in the Media and in the Streets series is here! Read on to continue the history lesson on the representations of LGBTQ individuals in the media and the movements that accompanied them in the 1970’s.

7 Awkward Experiences That Almost Every Lesbian Woman Will Face

October 9, 2013 in inQueery

Ariel, a guest writer for the blog, outlines another side of the article two weeks prior on awkward situations that occur between queer people and straight people. This time, we get a lesbian perspective. Click on the title to read on.

7 Awkward Experiences Almost Every Gay Man Will Face

September 25, 2013 in inQueery

JJ Medina outlines some common stereotypical remarks often heard by gay men. You may just let out a knowing laugh or two and shudder in familiarity. Or you may find it interesting to learn some of the frequent socially awkward moments one facet of the queer community often face. Read on!

Trickle-Down Rights (Part 2)

April 29, 2013 in inQueery

Thatcher recently gained additional funding from the Haas Scholars Program in order to travel to Austin, Texas, where he will conduct additional interviews and expand the scope of his research. Travelling to Austin—considered a “liberal hub” of Texas—will enable him to explore the impact of “regionality” on shaping the attitudes toward the LGBT rights movement. This perspective is necessary, as he elucidates, because: A lot of LGBT research, or queer research, is done in the bay area, and while …

Trickle-Down Rights (Part 1)

April 24, 2013 in inQueery

The increasingly publicized debates around same-sex marriage have recently left the LGBTQ rights movement open to scrutiny; while many have demonstrated their support for this agenda, some remain skeptical of the emphasis mainstream political leaders are placing on the right to marry. Thatcher Combs—a junior sociology major at UC Berkeley—falls into this latter, and arguably, smaller group. During the Fall 2012 semester, Thatcher was awarded a fellowship from UC Berkeley’s McNnair Scholars Progr…

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