Passing with Pride

June 20, 2018 in inQueery

Is there any one way to “look” queer or non-binary? Each year as Pride rolls around, I worry that I don’t look like I belong there, but belonging to a community goes so much deeper than whether you fit into the aesthetic.

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…

Start the School Year with Confidence

August 16, 2017 in inQueery

Worried about the first day of school? These tips will help you figure out what resources your school already offers and what to do in times of trouble.

On Two Spectrums: Autism and Queerness

August 9, 2017 in inQueery

There is plenty of overlap in those who are queer and those who are on the autism spectrum. This is especially true for those who identify as trans. There is a distinct subculture within the community of those who have autism. When you look at the demographics, it’s not surprising that there would be. Research shows that among gender dysphoric youth, there is a 7.8 percent prevalence of autism. For comparison, the prevalence of autism among the general population is around 1.1 percent. Autism’s …

Seduction, Serpents & Oakland’s Secret Sisterhood (Part 2)

June 8, 2017 in inQueery

Anne and Mojo discuss the creative process, politics, and snakes in Part 2 of this interview!

Seduction, Serpents & Oakland’s Secret Sisterhood (Part 1)

May 24, 2017 in inQueery

I have loved burlesque ever since I attended my first show in a small bar tucked away in Seattle’s University District. So when I moved to the Bay Area, one of the first things I did was to start looking up burlesque shows. I found one that looked great while offering really affordable tickets. It was put on by the cabaret collective Haus Serpens and was set to take place at the Golden Bull, a popular bar in downtown Oakland. When I tried to buy tickets online, however, they were not available a…

Misogyny in Queer Spaces

May 10, 2017 in inQueery

Why do we devalue femininity in the queer community? In a space we have created for those that don’t fit, that are different, that are isolated by a centuries-old oppressive system, why is it that some of the most basic, ugly, oppressive values seep into that space? It’s obvious to anyone that’s a part of the modern queer community that it has issues. Racism exists in our spaces, transphobia and biphobia exist in our spaces, and those problems are worthy of their own long conversations. I’ll pro…

From Stonewall to No Walls

February 6, 2017 in Past Events

Q-PAD

November 10, 2015 in Peer Groups

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Our Gayest Apparel: Fun LGBT-themed Holiday Gifts

December 24, 2014 in inQueery

For those looking to camp up Christmas, adorning everything in both white and green and red… and rainbow, I bring you this holiday gift guide. I hope it serves you well. I scoured the internet for the cutest, funniest, and (sort of) most practical gifts I could find as long as they were glaringly queer and bled of Christmas spirit – the consumerist kind of over-saturated brightness and red-and-green-splattered joy! Maybe you’ll use these as gag gift options or totally serious presents that may…

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.

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!

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