“It’s so easy to yearn and ache for people to fill the space surrounding you, but it’s so difficult to find those who can do so in a way that doesn’t immediately consume all your hard-won oxygen and freedom.”
“Form-fitting feels different than tailored and my form is something I’m super protective of — so why the fuck did I decide to wear leggings today?”
What do you do when you see queer kids making out in the street? When and where is PDA okay for queer people? Who gets to decide when it’s okay or inappropriate?
My partner and I often navigate the more challenging aspects of our relationship, and lives, using the language of “imagine.” For me, and presumably for her, the word itself feels better, carries less weight than perhaps, “hoped” or “wanted.”
“It’s like you’re so good at your weird, low-cost lifestyle, but you know nothing about the real world.”
She didn’t say “I have suspected this for years and I still love you.” It went more like a Scared Straight kind of thing but instead of scaring me about drugs and a life of crime, she wanted to scare me straight, straight. “Just Say No to Lesbianism” straight.
Intersex and queer identities sometimes match up in ways that we’re familiar with and that conform to our understanding of how these identities are commonly defined. Other times they don’t.
I shall list them in order of least to most awful.
Brew a pot of your favorite flavor, grab some biscuits, put on your fancy hat and gloves, and let’s talk about how much we fucking love tea.
I wondered what more could be done. I knew that I didn’t have the answer, but what I could do is say goodbye. This video is a tribute and a statement from us, the survivors.
There’s a lot to say about religion and queerness and how the two can (or cannot) interact, which is why we put together this roundtable with 12 different perspectives. We hope you share your own thoughts and beliefs in the comment section.
Ever since I went to a Halloween party at my friend’s church youth group in 6th grade, I’ve been almost inseparable from my Christian identity. But on November 4th, 2012, my heart was all the way down in my toes as I got ready to go to church for the first time as a transgender lesbian.
“I knew transitioning was possible, but I didn’t know someone under the age of 40 could do it.”
I ran away from home to stop being an outsider. It took an outsider to find home again.
Alice B. Toklas introduced the world to her friend’s recipe for “Haschich Fudge,” aka the original pot brownie.
My transgender wife and I are both people with a lot of serious challenges to face, and we chose to confront those challenges as a team. That’s not heroism. It’s love.
“I am afraid help will come too late to someone in my life. I am afraid that closets become coffins.”
“I start unbuttoning my shirt, but can’t really decide on a way to make getting undressed in this space any less uncomfortable, so I just drop my pants.”