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News

This LGBTQ Inclusive Mosque in Calgary Receives Threats for Just Existing

Calgary’s chapter of El-Tawhid Juma Circle has been forced to operate out of secret locations because homophobes can’t grow up.
Hadeel Abdel-Nabi
12.7.18
porn

I Took Someone Who's Never Watched Porn to a Porn Film Festival

My friend Kira has gone 18 years without ever watching porn.
Rebecca Baden
12.6.18
tv

Why We Should All Be Watching More Queer TV

In a year where ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ won an Emmy, it’s time to think about the next 15 years of LGBTQ+ representation.
Mica Lemiski
11.9.18
Sex

These Sex Workers Are the First Queer Married Couple at a Legal Brothel

High school sweethearts Violet Vause and Kayden Blake came out to debunk myths about LGBTQ+ sex workers.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
8.30.18
tv

How ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Perfected the Coming Out Scene

Despite premiering one day before I was born, Buffy was still the most formative show in my high school years.
Avneet Sharma
8.27.18
Photo

These Seemingly Dark Portraits Convey a Sense of Beauty and Self-Expression

Photographer Mateus Porto walks the line between fiendish and angelic.
Clara Mokri
7.12.18
LGBTQ

The Black Queer Films, TV and Books That Will Help You Through Pride

Here are the marginalized stories, from 'The Color Purple' to 'Bessie,' that haven’t been airbrushed for mainstream audiences.
Tari Ngangura
6.25.18
LGBTQ

Why ‘Shirts Off’ Matters at Queer Parties

A Toronto club’s decision to enforce a “shirts on” policy misread its message to gay men.
Mike Miksche
6.22.18
LGBTQ

We Asked Asexuals About Their Relationship to Pride

After some controversy over “ace” and “poly” inclusion, they told us what queer identity means to them.
Jesse Donaldson
6.22.18
pride

What 'Latinx' Means to Me

The term stands for all of the people in the Latino community who struggle to fit into one identity.
Paola Ramos
6.21.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

When I Made a Sex Work Pseudonym, I Didn't Know I'd Be Her Forever

I didn’t realize at the time, that my new name would both protect and endanger me—and that my youthful attempt to rewrite my story would actually help form the person I would become.
Kitty Stryker
6.20.18
LGBTQ

What It’s Like to Share Art and Letters With Queer Prison Inmates

LGBTQ pen pals talk about art, discrimination, TV, prison showers, and more.
David Ly
5.24.18
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