Assimilation Is Changing What It Means to Be Queer

We spoke to Amelia Abraham about her new book, 'Queer Intentions', which grapples with complicated questions about the mainstreaming of LGBTQ culture.


Sex Scenes: Revisiting the Sex, Violence, Tenderness and Beans of ‘Brokeback Mountain’

Ang Lee’s 2005 classic still has much to teach us about masculinity.


Who Gets to Use the Term 'Partner'?

Some queer people feel it should belong to the LGBTQ community, but others feel the non-gendered term should be normalized for everyone.


Peyton Fulford's Intimate and Vulnerable Photos of Queer Southern Youth

With her series “Infinite Tenderness,” the photographer develops a new narrative for LGBTQ kids in the South.


These Aren’t Your Typical Wrestling Photos

Gay Mexican American photographer Ken Castañeda uses Lucha Libre in his work to express his complex identity.


On Hayley Kiyoko, Queerness and Mainstream Pop

What does the megastar mean to young queer fans today, and why is she so significant?


Vile Creature's Confrontational Queer Doom Is Exactly What Metal Needs in 2018

Stream the anti-oppressive Canadian doom cult's crushing, crucial new album, 'Cast of Static and Smoke.'


These LGBTQ+ Films Put Diverse Queer Voices on the Big Screen

This year's Sheffield Doc|Fest highlighted diversity in cinematic storytelling with a number of films focused on LGBTQ+ content.


Portraits of the Many, Many Ways to Be Queer

In 'Kings & Queens in Their Castles,' photographer Tom Atwood reveals just how subtle the queer sensibility has become


George Michael's Cause of Death Has Been Determined

Doctors say he died of natural causes.


Saying Goodbye to George Michael: A Queer Icon on His Own Terms

Often outrageous and always real, his music was a shield, a sanctuary, and a road map for outsiders.


Remembering Aaliyah, My Mentor Through Life

For the last 15 years, I’ve mourned the artist who helped me navigate friendship, gender, and queerness—three of the most important parts of my life today.