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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
1.10.18
LGBTQ

Since Pulse, LGBTQ Bars Have Upped Security and Activists Are Worried

At a time when police brutality is a top concern, this increase in security especially raises the concerns of trans and queer people of color.
Jon Shadel
7.24.17
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
7.21.17
LGBTQ

Sexual Harassment Is Pervasive and Under-Reported in Gay Bars

What can we do to counter an issue that too many sweep under the rug?
Camila Martinez-Granata
6.29.17
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
6.20.17
LGBTQ

Cruising in Public Is Something It Could Never Be Online: Human

In praise of the old-fashioned joys of the flesh.
Jeff Leavell
6.7.17
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
5.17.17
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
4.21.17
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
2.7.17
LGBTQ

The History of the Weirdest, Queerest Strip Mall in Vegas

With gay bars and bathhouses, a Pentecostal church, a straight swingers club, and one of America's best Thai restaurants, the Commercial Center redefines the phrase "something for everyone."
Steve Friess
12.26.16
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
7.27.16
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
7.26.16