Queer & Present: Lesson 3, Recall Professional Ethics

January 30, 2017 in inQueery

Timothy Snyder’s 3rd lesson in preserving democracy is to recall professional ethics. Do you know what your profession’s ethical codes are? How do you promote them?

Queer & Present: Trouble in Concord

November 21, 2016 in inQueery

So, the Rainbow Community Center was broken into four times in two weeks during late September and early October. The East Bay Times has covered the story.  Good for them. I didn’t see it elsewhere in the queer press, but that doesn’t prove it wasn’t there. KRON4 also broadcast it. In the course of the 4th breakin, the thieves also spray painted homophobic graffiti.  And a week before the first break-in, a rock was thrown through the Center thrift store’s window. Lt. John Nunes of the Concord Po…

Queer & Present: Brexit Effect

November 7, 2016 in inQueery

Anti-LGBT violence in the UK is up 147% in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.

Queer & Present: Southwest of Salem

October 31, 2016 in inQueery

Southwest of Salem is a scary it-could-happen-anywhere story of 4 Latina lesbians who were wrongly convicted of child abuse.

50 Years of Gays in the Media & in the Streets: The 1990’s

June 25, 2014 in inQueery

J.J Medina returns with another overview of a decade that’s upheld as the pinnacle of nostalgia by Millennials. But what about LGBT representation in the media and larger society? Read on to refresh your memory.

Hip Hop Meets Homophobia

March 12, 2014 in inQueery

While everyone else is busy criticizing Russia’s handling of LBGT issues in wake of the Sochi Olympics, the U.S. has plenty of homophobia to go around when it comes to the rap community. InQueery contributer J.J. Medina explores which artists are the worst offenders, and offers some suggestions on who we should be listening to instead.

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.

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!

OUT! at the Movies

July 31, 2013 in inQueery

This year’s Frameline was its 36th year in business and it was a good one! InQueery Blog staff Ben M. paints a picture for those of you who didn’t get a chance to make it out this year. Check out his reviews of films that were breaking ground, such as Homophobia and Kiss Me Softly.

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