“I think the biggest thing for me is the plug-in to this amazing trans* and queer community that’s out there that’s been doing this work that’s, I think, at a point where it’s really ready to take the lead from people who live in many multiplicities.”
Meet your new crush, MTV and UCB’s Nicole Byer. She loves drag queens, cursing, and apple pie.
“Writing a Rita Mae Brown ‘Sudden Death’ or Jenny Schecter ‘Lez Girls’ was never an option.”
“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.”
Lydia is a queer femme who writes an acclaimed personal style blog, Style Is Style. She’s been featured in BUST and Rookie but this is the very first official interview where she’s talking about coming out and being queer! Also her style is AMAZING. Prepare to fall in love.
“Totally Biased” Writer and Correspondent, Janine Brito is a queer woman of color that was on your television screen. If you missed it, now’s the time to catch up.
Rebecca is a 37 year old electrician currently living with her partner in Philadelphia. She spoke about being an LGBT person and a gender nonconformist working in the trades and being a contestant in the ACLU’s My Big, (Il)legal, Gay Wedding contest!
“I represented my community and I think there are a lot of other people in the house that kind of did them and we just did us and I think that’s what makes the show a really good, almost – if I can say this – positive Real World. I think it’s awesome because we’re us and we lived and we cried and we fucked.”
“Maybe years of blogging ruined me, or maybe they created a productive tension.”
Were you actually discovered in a karaoke bar? “Yes, I was.” What were you singing? “Like the Way I Do’ by Melissa Etheridge.”
Jessica has lived in London her whole life but currently attends Cambridge University where she studies English Literature. She spoke about Effing Dykes, intersectionality, mental health issues, and much more.
“Parks and Recreation” writer and terrible black best friend, Aisha Muharrar answers a few questions.
If you’re anything like me, you love to read comics about queer couples, weird cats and even weirder nature. ChaosLife covers all those bases and I chatted with the creators.
The second book to come out of the “Attention: People With Body Parts” project invites survivors of domestic violence to heal through discussions with their own body parts.
New York comedian, actress, and impressionist Liza Dye talks about her Michelle Obama impression, all those “ready for SNL” lists, and Kanye West.
“There’s something really magical about creating the job you want for yourself from scratch.”
Straddler On The Street turns one year old today, so we captured Vanessa and insisted she let us interview her instead of vice versa like usual. The results are predictably full of floral print and feelings.
“If we could each have authentic understanding and acceptance of our sexuality and identity, that would make a sex-positive world.”
“I am 24 and my partner is in her fifties, and I really really want to talk about my experience in an age gap relationship.” We chatted with Connie, a first generation Asian American currently living in New Mexico, about this and more!
“I think I’m really good at making people think they’re listening to happy music, but if you actually listen to the words you realize it’s really not.”