Identity

tv

How 'Queer Eye' Helped Jess Guilbeaux Find Her Voice in Conservative America

We talked to the show's first Black lesbian star about regaining her confidence and using her platform to help others like her.
Taylor Hosking
4 days ago
tv

The Complications Of Liking 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' as a Black Man

Television shows about good cops are hard to enjoy when you are used to negative experiences with the justice system.
Funké Joseph
3.6.19
LGBTQ

What It’s Like to Grow Up LGBTQ+ in Rural Britain

The joys of coming to terms with your sexuality in a traditional working class community where every member of your family lives a ten-minute walk away.
George Griffiths
2.12.19
Culture

Photos That Celebrate Being South Asian and Queer

Henna collective Huq That is queering and modernizing the ancient body art.
Sara Radin
1.14.19
Culture

It's About Time for a Truly Great Plus-Size Rom-Com

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Why aren't they portrayed on-screen?
Gianluca Russo
11.6.18
tv

‘Luke Cage’ Wasn’t Black Enough to Be a Classic

'Luke Cage' tried to appeal to every audience. And the show's quality suffered because of it.
Noel Ransome
10.24.18
Culture

Stop Telling Black Writers to Stop Writing About Race

A recent series of comments forced me to confront the issues of writing like everyone else as an other.
Noel Ransome
10.15.18
TIFF 2018

‘The Hate U Give’ Underscores the Dangers of Code Switching

People of colour need to stop sanctioning the bullshit white folks do and say.
Noel Ransome
9.14.18
Film

Why I Was Never Excited for a Black James Bond

Simply copying and pasting black skin on a white character would trivialise the whole point of a black Bond.
Noel Ransome
8.29.18
tv

‘Insecure’ Sees My Messy, Awkward Blackness

In season three, Issa reminds us we don’t always have to strive for excellence.
Noel Ransome
8.23.18
masculinity

Why It Might Be Time to Retire the Buzzword 'Toxic Masculinity'

Ahead of the release of her new book 'I'm Afraid of Men' author Vivek Shraya reflects on masculinity myths.
Alison Sinkewicz
8.1.18
Views My Own

12 Types of White People I’d Like to Call the Cops On

Because why let Permit Patty and Coupon Carl have all the fun?
Noel Ransome
7.23.18
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