I Deal With Grief Through Extreme Makeup to Make People Look at Me

I was in such a pained state that I wanted people—even strangers—to stop and pay attention.


Presenting as Non-Binary Changed My Dating Life Completely

Staying true to my femme gender non-conforming identity has definitely made relationships more complicated.


Strap-Ons Are Art for This Femme-Friendly DIY Leather Company

Wild Wolf Leatherwork's elegant designs bring harmony to the strap-on's history of shame and utility.


Traveling the Country with My Queer, Feminist Roadshow Family

"As soon as I stepped onstage at my first Sister Spit show, I felt my spirit open up to receive the sea of queer faces smiling, nodding, snapping their fingers."


The Native-Owned Vintage Shop Celebrating 'Fats and Femmes'

Seattle’s Indian Summer boutique boasts a curated market of plus-size clothing and seeks to create a positive community space for all body types.


Who Gets to Identify as 'Femme'?

'Femme' has always referred to feminine queer people. What happens when it's used outside those communities?


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.


Why Doesn’t This Magic: The Gathering Snake Have Boobs?

This could be a sign of a more progressive direction for the 24-year-old card game.


A Party Has to Be More Than Gay to Qualify as "Queer"

Calling something “queer” comes with a responsibility to live up to what the term encompasses.


[NSFW] Gorgeous Watercolor Nudes Exude Feminine Eroticism

Russian artist Valéria Ko's sensual paintings celebrate the female form.


Butch Is Beautiful: Exploring Queer Masculinity, in Photos

"If you're butch and older than 25, there's not a lot of visibility. I wanted to open up [the conversation] to different kinds of butches."


[NSFW] A New Erotic Art Book Tells the Tale of a Nude Female Desert Cult

Amy Hood's erotic art book tells the story of a violent kidnapping in the Hollywood Hills.