“Everyone is going to want to have orgies after this.”
Lou Barrett sits down with Barbara Marie Minney to talk about coming out later in life, being a trans lesbian poet, and BDSM.
Lou Barrett sits down with Jacob Nash to his experiences being out and trans since the ’90s.
“What is a happy ending with a lesbian love story? Eternal possession? We want a frozen image of two people getting married?”
The babe behind the buckles is Emma Alamo — a queer creator, a recovering alcoholic, a proud power bottom and business owner with serious hustle. Emma welcomed me into her studio and talked about social media, body image and building a career selling bondage gear.
Trying desperately to want less than what one truly requires — and the goodness that comes from giving up that ghost — is a prominent theme in “Something That May Shock and Discredit You,” Daniel Lavery’s new collection of essays, out Feb. 11.
“Be curious in an intergenerational context, because it doesn’t matter how old you are — if you’re not curious about the other you’re gonna lose some learning, you’re gonna lose connection, and you’re gonna lose the nuance.”
“Kate has finally become comfortable as Batwoman, in being a symbol of hope for Gotham City — but now she’s starting to understand that, as a symbol, she can do more.”
Seeing two queer skaters having fun and being themselves, while incorporating dance elements that are so tied to queer history in ice dance, the most heteronormative of the figure skating disciplines, is a thrill. So I asked Karina Manta how she does it.
“You can’t ask me that. Well, you can ask me. But I can’t tell you.”
I was in high school when I first saw Staceyann Chin perform, barefoot and incensed. She was fearless in her rage, her sexuality, her eloquence. Now, I feel the same reading her as I felt watching all those years ago — as if I’m being granted permission.
Jenna’s journey of self-discovery continues in the darker, stronger, gayer second season.
Julia Nunes has been self-producing her music for almost ten years, and her newest album “Ughwow” is a drastic change from her old sound in the best way possible. We talk about the work of being a human and how that’s showing up in her creative work lately.
In which Paige’s perfect match is trying to get her to watch The L Word for the first time.
“I was like Roberta, do your thighs hold both of you? Like if you slide down the wall? And she was like, let’s see. So we tried it on the sidewalk.”
“There are so many ways to love and be loved. Now we get to explore that.”
We interviewed photographer Candy Feit about her inspiration, process, and intentions for Cruel To Be Kind, her most recent photography project.
Mostly Dead Things is the story of what happens to a young woman when her life is torn open and reset in a different pose, and how she deals with herself — and her queerness — as a part of that confusion soup.
Moraga’s latest, “Native Country of the Heart,” is a deep meditation on memory — reflections of the past, recalling hard moments, losing ourselves, and remembering who we are as Mexican-Americans, in more ways than one. She spoke to Autostraddle about her new book and the journey her queer feminism has taken over the course of her career.
“It’s so important to tell stories about marginalized people, but if we tell stories that reduce them always and only to the ways they’re marginalized, it just perpetuates the problem.”