“He didn’t feel any pain. He died instantly.” That was how she told me that my father was dead. I was 14.
“Her argument is actually an inversion of what our real editorial and financial realities have been.”
“Have the meeting. Ask the youth what they want and need from this group. Start over and do those things. This isn’t about you at all, not anymore.”
Other than partying, what did we like, what were we good at, what defined us? One area that many LGBTQ individuals, including myself, struggled with was redefining what it meant to be queer. But, if being queer was synonymous with getting drunk, then how would I ever be able to define myself as anything other than a drunk?
“Sad cloud” and “naked Christmas tree” did not make the list. You’re welcome, makers of anti-depressant commercials!
The truth is that Carmen and Papi are Latina characters who perpetuated sweeping generalizations about Latin@ Folks and ultimately made matters worse.
“I hated my body and punished it, and it hated me and punished me back. Is that what happened? That’s the thing about getting sick the way I got sick: nailing it down.”
“Laneia, that was our first official interaction in the world — you seeing a link to my blog on The Planet Boards and wanting to delete it.”
“The truth is always messy. I told myself I could be gay and I wouldn’t ever be hurt again. I needed to never be hurt again.”
Carmen: i lost my life
Carmen: i’ve lost my life
“I was angry. Really fucking angry. Angry because Jenny Schecter was right.”
What the hell is going on around here.
Before there was sexting, there was inserting obvious sexual metaphors into benign-looking letters and adding romantic overtones to keep it classy.
Is it a libido gap? Or is it a sign that a major relationship change is in order?
“For me, reading and speaking body language is like communicating in any foreign language — I concentrate hard, stumble, and make embarrassing errors. Turns out other queer autistic people have this problem too.”
We told so many amazing stories this year, we really gave Storytelling Time in kindergarten a run for its money.
Question: Tell me what you think about, B? You buy your own diamonds and you buy your own rings?
This is a list of 25 sweaters with cats on them. Not to be confused with cats in sweaters.
What if everyone really was gay? Movies would be so much better, that’s what.
“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?”