femininity

Broadly

This Photographer Posed Her Tinder Dates in Feminine and Masculine Portraits

Photographer Marie Hyld met up with strangers she matched with on Tinder and asked them to pose for a photo series exploring gender expression.
Lene Munk
11.28.18
Halloween

Crossdressing on Halloween Was the Queer Liberation I Didn’t Know I Needed

I'm a confidently queer cis black woman, but the beauty of a masculine "costume" taught me the power of playing with identity on Halloween.
Taylor Hosking
10.31.18
Phys Ed

I Worked Out With One of the Stars of Ru Paul's Drag Race

Kameron Michaels is best known for being the show's first self-branded 'muscle queen.'
Spenser Mestel
9.10.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos that Show How Real Life Isn't Always What It Seems

Photographer Signe Pierce Uses her body and photography to demonstrate how anything can be manipulated
Signe Pierce
6.20.18
Gender

A Letter to Teenage Boys, From Someone Who Used to Be One

Author and performer Jacob Tobia opens up about how growing up as a boy felt like being forced to sacrifice your softness and femininity.
Jacob Tobia
4.2.18
Identity

27 Percent of California Teens Are Gender Nonconforming

A new study of California youth found that more than one in four teens say their classmates view them as resisting dominant forms of gender expression.
Kimberly Lawson
12.14.17
LGBTQ

Five Queer People on What 'Femme' Means to Them

"Femme" practices can be as empowering for one queer person as they are alienating for another. We asked five queer femmes about the unique ways they approach their identities.
Cassie Donish
12.4.17
Photography

Tender Portraits of a Photographer's Muse Challenge Ideas of Gender Identity

Lissa Rivera's portraits of her lover, BJ Lillis, shake up the artist-muse relationship.
Kara Weisenstein
5.31.17
LGBTQ

The Episode of Oprah I Wasn't Gay Enough to Appreciate Until Now

Kevyn Aucoin, the celebrity makeup artist, serves as a Rorscharch test for my life: He terrified me while I was in the closet. Now I see myself in him.
Sean Santiago
5.24.17
LGBTQ

Why Gay Men Need to Get Past Masculinity

Drag queens can be leather men. Bears can be feminine. And the more we reinforce the opposite, the less ground we'll gain under Trump.
Jeff Leavell
2.24.17
Broadly

Inside the Boutique that Transforms Girls into Princesses

Ten years after the opening of Disney's first Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, we take a look inside the salon known for transforming kids ages three to 12 into young royalty.
Samantha Friend
12.28.16
Art

A South Korean Artist Is Breaking Taboos with Flower Tattoos

The ink of South Korea’s Zihwa is feminine—with a purpose.
Mike Steyels
9.30.16
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