How SESTA/FOSTA Is Going To Affect Us All

May 9, 2018 in inQueery

On April 11th, 2018 Donald Trump signed a dual bill called SESTA/FOSTA into law. This piece of legislation started as an effort to curb online sex-trafficking and had initially received little media attention. However, it has recently come to light that, on top of posing a threat to free speech online, these bills will also hurt an already marginalized community: sex workers. Here’s a quick rundown of SESTA/FOSTA’s goals and possible effects.

Invisibility Series: Elderly LGBT

February 4, 2015 in inQueery

In the fourth and final installment of her invisibility series, guest writer Aurora Smith discusses the plight of the LGBT elderly. Invisible in different ways than their younger counterparts, LGBT elderly face daily struggles that the younger generation can and should not only relate to, but help with.

What Does Ferguson Mean for the LGBTQIA Community?

January 28, 2015 in inQueery

The recent events in Ferguson, MO have put the spotlight on police brutality, and have revealed a number of wider systemic issues. The particular intersection of racism and trans prejudice in the criminal justice system means that transgender people of color experience the brunt of discrimination by law enforcement in the LGBTQ community. It’s up to our community to stand against these injustices.

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!

Homeless LGBT Youth – A Look at Three Centers Lending a Helping Hand

September 10, 2014 in inQueery

Over 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT. What resources are out there? Guest Writer Aurora Smith presents us with an invaluable list of homeless shelters in the Bay Area that are LGBT-friendly, accommodating, full of activities and educational resources as well!

Updates on Ending the Ban on Gay Blood

July 23, 2014 in inQueery

This week, we revisit the issue of the ban on donors who are men who have had sex with men with updates on the recent National Gay Blood Drive. The drive took place in over 50 cities across America and this year won’t be the last. Read on and sign the petition to push the White House into reviewing the discriminatory policy that is costing lives.

50 Years of Gays in the Media & in the Streets: The 2000’s

July 16, 2014 in inQueery

The Gay Media and Movements series is sadly coming to an end with this piece on the previous decade in America. Read this most recent installment and revel in how much has changed in such a short time.

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.”

To Be Gay. To Be Republican.

May 7, 2014 in inQueery

Eyebrows are raised, conversations are stalled, and looks are given when the topic comes up. As if it were a paradox that shouldn’t exist, the matter of gay republicans has been meet with either joyful glee or intense ire. InQueery Writer J.J. Medina revisits the Republican party’s view of queer issues – their track record and where they’re going.

The Battles Won and the Boycotts: When is Enough Enough?

April 23, 2014 in inQueery

While a sea of change is on the way for LBGT individuals everywhere, what about those who publicly resisted it? JJ Medina explores the unlikely consequences for businesses and individuals who opposed same-sex legislation.

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.

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

Could a Successful Marriage Equality Push Come From the Right?

February 5, 2014 in inQueery

We have all heard that support for same-sex marriage is creeping up across the country but the source of the biggest jump may surprise you: a significant push is coming from the right. With marriage equality falling off the radar for average Democrats, is it possible that it will actually be the Republicans that will deliver us equal rights?

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.

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.

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.

InQueery News: Gay Sex in Pakistan, Pat Robertson’s HIV delusions, Gay Veteran Rights & more

October 16, 2013 in inQueery

Thank you all for joining us on this special edition of InQueery news LIVE. This week we’re discussing gay sex in Pakistan, an update on Pat Robert’s continued spree of bigotry, and more!

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