Identity

Scene Reports

Berlin’s Porn Scene Is Open, Experimental, and Endlessly Fun

Cheap rent and sex-positive laws have attracted adult filmmakers from around the world to the German capital.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
5.15.19
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
4.16.19
LGBTQ

How Diet Coke Helped Me Embrace My Gay Identity

My love of Diet Coke has as much to do with identity—in my case, expressing femininity and rejecting heterosexual norms—as it does taste or health.
Louis Staples
3.28.19
Streetwear

This Designer Is Using Streetwear to Get People Hyped About Laotian Food

Salong Namsa's new brand Laos Supply strikes a chord with Laotian youth who want to rep their culture and cuisine through clothes.
Natalie B. Compton
3.22.19
personal essay

My Indian Mother's Refusal to Cook Taught Me Everything About Womanhood and Food

There is plenty to tell about my mother, but no recipes bound and weighted by rituals, no tales of a mother figure carrying the weight of my family’s life at the table.
Sharanya Deepak
3.11.19
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
Essays

I'm a 26-Year-Old Black Woman and I Love Dave Matthews Band

I'm not what people think of when they envision a typical fan of the band that could be considered the epitome of "white people music," and this is my story.
Char Adams
1.29.19
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
christmas

When Christmas Dinner Comes with a Side of Rice and Peas

Migration to any country creates a collision of cultures that often manifests itself in food. As a third-generation British Jamaican, I know this all too well.
Carly Lewis-Oduntan
12.14.18
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
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