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.

Queer Comic Review: Orientation Police

January 8, 2014 in inQueery

In this short autobiographical comic, Bill Roundy explores the aspect of his most recent relationships that seems to attract extra scrutiny from a wide variety of busybodies. More importantly, he explores exactly what’s wrong with those snap judgements.

Mendiga #1: Coming Out (part 2)

January 1, 2014 in inQueery

Diana Hernandez describes Mendiga as “a personal zine/piece about discovering and navigating through my queer identity and sexuality as a Chicana. The first issue/stories is about coming out to people in my family, namely my parents, who have had a difficult time “dealing” with my identity.”

Mendiga #1: Coming Out (part 1)

December 25, 2013 in inQueery

Diana Hernandez describes Mendiga as “a personal zine/piece about discovering and navigating through my queer identity and sexuality as a Chicana. The first issue/stories is about coming out to people in my family, namely my parents, who have had a difficult time “dealing” with my identity.”

You’re Not Helping, You’re Hurting

December 18, 2013 in inQueery

InQueery contributor JJ Medina discusses why having some performance artists advocate for the LBGT community in politics may not be the best idea.

Queer Comic Review: The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal

December 11, 2013 in inQueery

E. K. Weaver’s the Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal provides a beautiful and heartfelt look at a roadtrip romance. Read on to find out why two guys quoting Back to the Future at each other is more important than you might think.

SF State Student Film Sheds Awareness In Time For World AIDS Day

December 1, 2013 in inQueery

World AIDS Day is coming up December 1st this year and we’ve come a long way in terms of treatment, awareness and education. Dollii Williams, a student at San Francisco State University, recently made a short film exploring the stigma around HIV. Pacific Center’s Katie Tims learns the story behind the film and what the SF State community is doing to further education on HIV/AIDS.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

November 27, 2013 in inQueery

Transgender Day of Remembrance honors our transgender brothers, sisters and kinfolk for all that they are or were, for those we have lost. They are in our hearts and minds everyday but it is important to have a nationally recognized day to spread awareness about the specific struggles they face. May those we have lost rest in peace and those we still have with us be safe.

Not Your Bigot’s Bible: Matthew Vines and the Reclamation of Bible Verse

November 13, 2013 in inQueery

Matthew Vines has dedicated himself to wiping homophobia out of Christian communities. What began as a research project became a call to activism. Watch his speech here as he refutes the Bible verses commonly used to justify prejudice against LGBTQ folks.

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.

A New Exodus?

October 30, 2013 in inQueery

Despite the closure of Exodus International and a public apology delivered by Alan Chambers, the fight against the ex-gay movement is far from over. James Guay weighs in as we assess the current situation and evaluate Chambers’ apology.

Folsom Street Fair Celebrates its 30th Anniversary Fabulously

October 23, 2013 in inQueery

On September 28th, Folsom Street Fair turned 30. The event celebrates adult alternative lifestyles including fetish, BSDM and kink. This year, attendees got to enjoy an added 30 minutes of fun. Read on to hear the perspective of a first-timer at this fabulous and welcoming street fair that really is like no other!

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!

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.

Polyamory

October 2, 2013 in inQueery

What do you know about polyamorous relationships? Polyamory is a movement from the 1990s that focuses on sex-positive attitudes toward love and alternative relationships. Is it right for you?

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!

California Lawmakers Recognize Transgender Student Rights

September 18, 2013 in inQueery

Transgender students in public schools now have the legal right to use school facilities appropriate for their gender identity. Assembly Bill 1266 (“AB1266”) was signed by the governor in August. The law becomes effective immediately. Read on to find out exactly what this bill is and what lies ahead.

Can We Coexist?: Gays and the Church

September 11, 2013 in inQueery

Can religious identities and queer civil rights make peace with one another? InQueery writer Amanda Luna explores the tensions between the two worlds and how they do not necessarily need to exist separately. Keep reading to hear stories from families surrounding their experiences with negotiating these identities and how turning the tide may be possible for our future.

Sexually Transmitted HPV & Cancer

August 28, 2013 in inQueery

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. Some types of the virus may lead to cervical, anal, penile or throat cancer. Other types cause genital warts. A vaccine that was first approved and recommended for young women has since been recommended for young men, too.

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