Queer & Present – November 2017

November 27, 2017 in inQueery

Hello and welcome to November’s Queer & Present! Here’s a roundup of LGBTQIA+ news that made headlines this month with some of my own analysis. Queer Coffee Events plans first gathering Two coffee workers from San Francisco, RJ Joseph of Counter Culture Coffee and Ellan Kline of Ritual Coffee Roasters, created the events organization Queer Coffee Events in order to support and amplify the voices of queer coffee professionals in the Bay Area. The idea surfaced after the Specialty Coffee Assoc…

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.

InQueery NEWS Live: January Kick-Off (The Return of Failed Sports Metaphors featuring Taiwanese Pop music and Queer Web Series)

January 21, 2015 in inQueery

If one of your resolutions is to expand your worldview through music, news or new queer shows online, we’ve got plenty of recommendations in this episode.

A Review of “HICK: A Love Story”

January 14, 2015 in inQueery

“HICK: A Love Story” is a one-woman show about the lesbian relationship between Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt. It is playing from January 2-25, 2015 at the Berkeley City Club. This article gives more information about the play and when to see it.

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.

Queer Comic Review: Tripping Over You

November 26, 2014 in inQueery

Tripping Over You is a witty and sincere glimpse into the start of a new relationship that explores what happens after the excitement of that first confession.

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.

Queer Comic Review: Capitol Hillbillies

October 8, 2014 in inQueery

Capitol Hillbillies is a comic that feels a lot like hanging out with your friends … if your friends had Beyoncé as a guardian angel and romantic history with a unicorn.

InQueery News: Ben Whishaw and Ian Thorpe Come Out, Sexual Arousal Surveys, Two and a Half Men and more!

September 3, 2014 in inQueery

Arousal studies, fake gay fictional adoption, man servants, the obligatory marriage talk and more! Recorded on August 4, 2014.

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.

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 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.

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?’

50 Years of Gays in the Media & in the Streets: The 1980’s

May 21, 2014 in inQueery

Many events came to pass in the 80’s that made it one of the most important decades of progress in our gay history. The LBGT community was dealt heavy blows from a myriad of sources, and struggled to reclaim its voice from setbacks in both cinema and society. While a few films lent themselves to lighter and more uplifting tones, others chose to demonize and damn the LBGT community in its entirety. Because of these bruises and the LBGT communities’ reaction to them, the 1980’s b…

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).

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.

50 Years of Gays in the Media & in the Streets: The 1960’s

June 5, 2013 in inQueery

The 60’s were a trying time for the LBGTQ community with various movements under way and their respective images in the media. This article explores LBGTQ representations in the media and the movements that fought against discrimination from the law, harassment from peers, and unfair depictions of who an LBGTQ individual was and their driving motivations in the world.

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