“I don’t know why I watched it, I guess maybe I wanted to get destroyed again and Netflix didn’t exist yet. I feel like my entire generation will never recover from this film.”
“For me, lesbian completely casts aside the idea of men. It puts me and the people I love ahead of the patriarchy. It relieves me of even pretending that I give a shit what any of them have ever thought. It thankfully gives me space to center women (and other people who aren’t men), which is all I’ve ever wanted to do.”
“Nothing the show will throw at me will ever doubt my faith in the foundation of their love. NOTHING!! So don’t even try it, Jane the Virgin. This is an official warning.”
“I also spent some time writing an intentionally awful Snape/Dobby/Giant Squid love triangle short story because sometimes you have to make your own fun.”
“Apparently INFJs operate more off feeling, and I would say that intuition very much commands my brain/heart ship, so it’s an accurate assessment. How’d this bitch know that I’m soft-spoken though?”
“You make me proud to be Mexican, proud to be fat, proud to be queer and proud to be trans. You make me proud to be myself. I love you and thank you.”
Sex: it’s complicated! Some people like some things and other people like other things and some people love things other people do not like at all!
Here’s all the good, bad and the ugly about our first time viewing porn. Remember VHS tapes? Were we ever so young?
Unpacking internalized homophobia (and lesbophobia, and biphobia, and transphobia, and misogyny, and MORE) is hard, but for you we did our best!
“I thought the Alicia Keys poster on my wall could see me, which I think had something to do with internalized homophobia.”
In the second and final part of our Black History Month Roundtable series, we’re ready to look forward. We’re asking, what are our hopes for black queer futures?
“For me, queering Black History Month is about making sure that future generations don’t feel the same pressure to choose between their blackness and their sexuality that I once did. It’s about leaving space to be all of yourself, at once.”
We’re over New Year’s resolutions – here’s what we’re looking forward to in 2018. What about you?
Non-binary does not mean the same thing to a single one of us. We’re all super nervous to talk about it in public, though!
This year was marked with so much bad – it throws the beautiful and the light into starker relief.
Here are first time experiences that seem mundane to everyone else but were truly special for us.
There was a time before time, in the yawning abyss of darkness and starfire that is the infinite and ever-expanding universe — a time before any of us had had lesbian sex. Most of us thought about it, though, or tried to imagine how it would work! We were not always correct.
Tears are rain upon the blinding dust of earth or whatever.
“There were all these fairy lights and we drank and were drunk and everything felt warm and easy.”
“When I think about Trans Day of Remembrance and how I’ve survived to see another one, I know that it’s because of my family.”