Jon Shadel

LGBTQ

Are Gay Dating Apps Doing Enough to Respond to User Discrimination?

Some say it is high time that apps like Grindr changed their filter features.
Jon Shadel
2.14.18
LGBTQ

The Radical Queer Quest for a Hetero-Free Nation

Since Stonewall, various fringe groups have attempted to establish a queer nation where LGBTQ people might finally, truly be free. Are they just hungry for press, or do they make a good point?
Jon Shadel
7.1.17
LGBTQ

On Gay Dating Apps, Hooking Up Is Out

Travelling, status updates and long-term dating are in. What's driving the new generation of gay digital dating?
Jon Shadel
6.7.17
LGBTQ

Can Hookup Apps Inspire a Gay Political Renaissance?

Gay dating apps like Hornet and SCRUFF have become more outright political than ever before. But will their efforts affect real-world change?
Jon Shadel
3.14.17
Stuff

Is the LGBTQ Community Ready to Fight in Trump’s America?

The fight for LGBTQ rights has produced some of America's most attention-grabbing – and effective – activism over the past half-century. Can that spirit reawaken under a Trump White House?
Jon Shadel
11.25.16
News

What Trump's Presidency Could Mean for the Lives of Rural America's LGBTQ Youth

Experts fear his administration will only widen an already problematic divide between urban and rural America.
Jon Shadel
11.13.16
Sports

This Gender Neutral Athlete Wants to End Sex Segregation in Sports

Lauren Lubin became the first non-binary athlete to compete in the New York City Marathon this weekend. They hope for a future where professional sports are organized in ways that don't rely on sex.
Jon Shadel
11.11.16
Stuff

Most Americans say they'd elect a gay politician, but whether they'd elect one who seemed gay is another question.

Most Americans say they'd elect a gay politician, but whether they'd elect one who <i>seemed</i> gay is another question.
Jon Shadel
10.12.16
Stuff

A Secret Gay Language Has Gone Mainstream in the Philippines

Swardspeak is more than gay lingo—it's a common bridge between the incredible diversity of languages to be found in the nation of islands.
Jon Shadel
8.23.16
Stuff

America's Oldest and Longest Performing Drag Queen Is Still Kicking Ass

RuPaul was barely out of diapers when Walter Cole first took the stage. Thirty-nine years later, he's still the top queen in Portland.
Jon Shadel
8.2.16