Transphobic public accommodations bills targeting the trans community are often reduced to bathrooms, but people are ignoring the fact that they also cover changing rooms and other gender-segregated spaces.
There’s a large LGBQT rural population, but it’s largely erased in a narrative that suggests queerness only exists in cities. That serves to further isolate rural queers.
With no formal government data collection method, the full scope of LGBQT experience isn’t really understood on a national level. It’s time for that to change.
Arrested Development’s otherwise largely fun fourth season was marred by transphobia, in yet another reminder of cultural opinions about the transgender community.
In all the attention over bathroom bills, I fear that other aspects of the trans experience, and trans oppression, will not be addressed.
Ellen Page is being hailed for her travel series Gaycation, which purports to show a window into gay lives around the world. Really, though, it’s just another example of colonial attitudes.
If I haven’t encouraged you to watch Her Story yet, I apologise, and I encourage you to go watch it — it’s a short webseries, and it’s well worth your time. The show is written, directed, produced, and acted by trans women, including women of colour, and it shows in the serious, thoughtful, and authentic depiction of […]
When you ask most people to define ‘family,’ they’re likely going to conjure up a story of mother, father, one or more children. Straight (or perhaps bi, if they’re feeling generous), and definitely cisgender. This is the ‘family’ in the eyes of much in the nation, the one that so hotly needs to be defended […]
Friends, we are living in a beautiful time. A time when it seems entirely probable that humans will be flying to Mars and doing things there, and we’re already gearing up with simulated Mars colonies on Earth to see if humans can stand each other in close confinement for that long, extensive astronaut training, exploratory […]
The aftermath of Folsom Street Fair (link NSFW) is over, and San Francisco is settling back into itself, a growingly genteel city interrupted by the occasional burp of a flailing queer culture — an increasingly mainstream Pride that looks more like a party for straight people than a defiant celebration of life, a Folsom Street […]