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…

Queer & Present: September 2017

September 25, 2017 in inQueery

Hello! Here is September’s Queer & Present, a quick rundown of LGBTQIA+ news and my take on it.     Oakland Pride on Sept. 10 attended by thousands The annual event, a parade from City Hall to 20th and Broadway, garnered thousands of attendees in celebration of Oakland and the East Bay’s queer community. The event was started in 1997, was discontinued in 2004, and restarted in 2008. Far from the hectic festivities of the San Francisco Pride, Oakland Pride is more of a laid-back. “I…

Queer & Present – July 2017

July 31, 2017 in inQueery

In some places, we saw magic and new celebrations; in others, we saw new anti-LGBTQ lawsuits.

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.

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!

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!

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.

A Social Epidemic from a Medical Perspective: The Work of Joep Lange

August 20, 2014 in inQueery

Guest Writer Meredith Tsang reports on the impact of the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in which an HIV/AIDS researcher, Joep Lange, was killed and put his work into the larger social context of HIV/AIDS history and research. The focus of the article is how HIV/AIDS epidemic is not only a medical and biological issue but also greatly affected and impacted by the social which in turn can affect access to treatment and care. Lange’s work is a great discussion point on what approaches can be used to …

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.

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.

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.

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).

HIV Equal: What Is It and Why Does it Matter?

March 26, 2014 in inQueery

InQueery Writer Shannon Grooms outlines the HIV Equal campaign and its vision, also addressing the criticisms around representation they have faced.

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?

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