long hair
I’m pretty sick of people assuming I’m straight, a woman, and/or generally interested in pleasing men based on my hair.
dads
My dad can't hate the gays and still love me, right? Right?
the good men project
Growing up, the television and the community sold me a binary world view: gay or straight. There were only two viable options, and I secretly dreaded the eventuality of having to pick one.
biphobia
transphobia
No matter the individual, no matter the group, no matter how liberal or accepting you think someone is – they’re BOUND to let you down when it comes to steering clear of transphobia.
asking girls out
For a lot of queer women, myself included, dating feels like setting off into the desert with no map.
lesbian
Perfecting the gateway into the subject of sexuality is tough. Say it too soon and you sound presumptuous. Leave it too long and you’re a tease.
honor killings
"Keep your eyes down," girls the world over are taught. If you don’t, bad things can happen, and it will be your fault. A woman with a will of her own is abnormal to some; this is the world we have created.
american apparel
We’re right in the middle of Pride Month, and just in time, American Apparel has announced a new Partnership with GLAAD, AND introduced their first transgendered model.
in

Jun 19, 2012 at 12:00pm | 74 comments

gay gay gay
From now on, you can't use the term "bromance" about two people unless they are actually bros in a romance. Those are the new rules.
gay gay gay
I mean, it's a trash pile in a lot of ways, but not a particularly homophobic one.
the frisky
It would be easy to mistake these kids as a bunch of adorable young girls––running, playing and having fun like kids everywhere do at camp. But for many of them, Camp You Are You is one of the few places they feel comfortable enough to experiment and express unconventional gender presentations.
in

Jul 25, 2013 at 11:30am | 68 comments

carla hale
I’m mad as hell. After all, that’s my alma mater you’re talking about.
affection
For a long time in the early twentieth century, male-on-male affection was in. Now, it's coming back with a vengeance.
fandom
No, YOU'RE crying about LGBT acceptance in professional sports!
transgender
The idea of transition scared me more than anything I had ever considered in my life. I could lose my job, my relationship, everyone and everything in my life.
okcupid
OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder explained the Firefox boycott arose out of a unique confluence of events where the site’s leadership team was spurred to action.
in

Apr 1, 2014 at 2:30pm | 32 comments

marriage
The feeling in the courthouse was of generosity, selfless love. I've never wanted to hug so many strangers.
rape
Schools move to protect themselves instead of to alter themselves.
anthony weiner
According to the media, Anthony Weiner has apparently been wearing brightly colored trousers to campaign events to wrangle the "gay" vote. Because the only thing queers are concerned with are a suuuuper cute pair of Dockers.
acceptance
Because this post slams athletes who pull that crap and no one likes a hypocrite.