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LGBTQ

When Toxic Masculinity Infects Our Queer Spaces, We All Lose

I made a meme about how annoying "masc" gay parties are. But the response it got said more about the gay community than my joke ever could.
Jeff Leavell
1.11.18
LGBTQ

How Abandoned Queer Kids Find the Strength to Love Their Families

I've heard enough stories of rejected queer children to last a lifetime. No two are alike, and none are as cut and dry as you'd think.
Jeff Leavell
7.23.17
LGBTQ

I Found Out I Was HIV Positive at a Gay Bar

What it's like to emerge from a life-changing moment into the arms of strangers.
Jeff Leavell
6.21.17
LGBTQ

From the Door of a Gay Bar, You See the Scope of Life—and Death

I see a lot working the door at gay bars in Los Angeles. Twice, patrons taught me what it really means to have a community.
Jeff Leavell
5.18.17
LGBT

A Short History of the British Gay Bar

As LGBT spaces continue to close down, we look at where they started.
Michael Segalov
5.17.17
LGBTQ

Gay Bars Can be Mind-Bogglingly Racist

We decided to take a look at how unsafe "safe spaces" have been in the last 12 months.
Mikelle Street
4.22.17
LGBTQ

Can Gay Dating Apps Replace Gay Bars? Opinions Vary

Gay and genderfluid people from around the world sound off on the good and bad of the rise of gay dating apps.
James Norman
2.8.17
News

The Problematic Gender Politics Between Masc and Fem Gays

A sociologist embeds within Louisiana bar culture to uncover whether bears treat twinks differently than men treat women in general.
Swede White
7.28.16
Stuff

What Comes After the Death of the Lesbian Bar?

As America's last holdouts of queer female nightlife fall, a new, genderless alternative is taking root.
Sascha Cohen
7.27.16
Stuff

How I Told My Husband and Boyfriend I'm Dating Another Man

I already had a husband, a boyfriend, and all the guys I could fuck. I had enough guys. Then there was Conor.
Jeff Leavell
7.20.16
Vice Blog

The Battle to Save San Francisco's Queer Spaces from Gentrification

The Stud has stood for a half decade as one of San Francisco's most subversive queer bars; the unconventional means proposed to save it are the last resort of a nightlife community forced to the city's edges.
Matthew Terrell
7.20.16
Stuff

Pulse's Regulars Talk About What the Nightclub Means to Them

"It's very accepting. You can have a beard and wear a dress. You can be straight. You can be a beautiful drag queen. You can be an ugly drag queen."
Peter Holslin
6.15.16
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