“This is about the first time I ever did mushrooms, and it’s about how being trans* affects everything, even bullshit bourgeoise attempts at pharmacological liberation.”
“Isn’t this what Valentine’s Day had always been to me? A pageant? An opportunity to try on the idea of being in love, being traditional, being a couple you could fit into a envelope.”
Is the closing of Tamms Correctional Center — where even non-violent criminals are locked in a cell for 23 hours a day, deprived of all human contact, for years at a time — a harbinger of things to come?
In which we respond to “Gay Men’s Sexism and Women’s Bodies,” an article by a gay man who noticed his peers “curiously comfortable critiquing and touching women’s bodies at whim.”
“If you’re reading this and are currently in love with a tiny place that hasn’t loved you back yet, I want you to know that this is okay.”
“It wasn’t until I kissed the second girl that even my therapist at the time laughed at me and told me maybe it was time to accept that my sexuality was not as cut-and-dry as I’d always imagined.”
“The truth is that it does bother me that my parents are pretending that I’m dead—probably more than I’ve been willing to admit.”
The problematic aspect of the discourse around Chick-fil-A is that it isolates the anti-gay rhetoric and investments as its sole transgression against the queer community.
“I’m not sorry we can now enter the military, and I’m not sorry that we can now marry. But frankly I come from a moment in time, and a radical vision in time, that never made marriage or the military my criteria of success.”
Riot showed us what revolution could look like. We had a new concept of what power could be. We could find it within ourselves and in each other — and we didn’t have to ask.
“I feel like yelling at people,” she told me. I didn’t really grasp then that she meant that. This was the very first time. This was the day after Easter.
Studies show reality tv makes girls more competitive and appearance-focused and I just read a book about reality TV so I have a lot of things to share with you.
“What exactly does ‘success’ mean for OWS? It could mean giving power to conversations and movements that activists, organizers and thinkers have been having for years.”
Dharun Ravi wants all charges against him dismissed — and the papers filed in his defense offer new insights into what happened to Tyler Clementi.
The lesbian couple who rescued 40 kids from Utoya Island, the killer’s anti-feminist anti-gay manifesto and an abbreviated story of what happened.
I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!
More and more gay bookstores are closing, which is bad for my bookstore addiction. Let’s talk this out.
If only the outrage over a rehabilitated 29-year-old woman becoming the personal and financial property of a man she dislikes was half as loud as the chorus that once proclaimed her outfits degrading to women.
I’ve been going to Planned Parenthood for thirteen years, which is probably my longest relationship with anything, ever. I’m not ready to give that up — and you shouldn’t be, either.
The recent discovery of Mitrice Richardson’s body finally put an end to the speculation about her whereabouts – but there are still important questions that need to be asked about how she disappeared in the first place.