Imagine queercrip figures that resist limited notions of embodiment and medical pathology, and demand more expansive understandings of disability, gender and sexuality.
“Sometimes I turn to Waffle and randomly exclaim, ‘This is happening!’ I should probably stop doing that as we get closer to, like, the possibility of me going into actual labor.”
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People bring wine into movies. It’s fine. We’re all adults.
We’ve got pick up lines, adorable kittens, the 11th commandment and so much more!
Texas has made a huge (and hilarious) mistake, two girls in Tallahassee were elected prom king and queen, Zoe Quinn won her lawsuit, Trevor Noah dropped some truth bombs about bathroom bills, Australia’s Labor party wants someone to tackle LGBT discrimination, and more good gay news!
The most common safe words, how to win at online dating messages, sex and sadness, a vagina kayak artist update, how we think about obscenity and more.
I think the analog-digital tension is pretty common in our generation. I found a couple of things to ease that tension — tools and toys that satisfy the need for both physical and cyberspace.
I want to Feel the Bern, doc! I really do!
“I dreamt I misplaced my pocketbook. When I turned around to retrieve it, I noticed a gay girl had run off with it.”
House Democrats were in an uproar yesterday when Republicans sneakily scrambled to keep their anti-LGBT bill intact.
I graduated! I’m going camping! Summer is here! Get in here and tell me about what big changes you’re seeing!
T-rex lips, sleeping trees, Cameron Esposito, being a queer girl among straight girls, ‘pussy whisperers,’ US military is a dumpster fire re: rape, ADHD, temporary tattoos and invisible disabilities, midwifery stuff, Chloe Sevigny, and so very much more!
Lexa might not have seen peace in her lifetime, but her legacy will be equality in representation, in defying the tropes, and in holding creators accountable for minority representation.
Topics include oxycontin addiction, RENT, sporting goods stores, the science of love, Arby’s, Jodie Foster, the history of gender-segregated public bathrooms and more!
In a TV year full of heartbreak and disappointment, it’s nice to know at least one gay lady is bullet-proof.
She told America they couldn’t pray away the gay, and she was right, and we believed her.
“Gender self-determination is vital and I can feel great about who I am when I am at home. But I live a life where I engage with other people and doing what feels good for me is a lot more challenging when I step outside the door. With pronouns specifically, it’s hard not to feel like you are dependent on others to ‘validate’ your gender, or rather, it’s hard not to feel like your gender is not valid when people use the wrong pronoun.”
We discuss what to do with your social media pics that include your exes, what to do when your weird is showing, and how to deal with mansplaining dorks who happened to be married to your BFF, with a guest appearance from a new Staff Writer! Are you not INTRIGUED.
In eleven weeks, queer fans of The 100 have completely revolutionized the conversation about about how TV treats its LGBT characters, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down.