Brazil holds the world’s highest LGBTQI murder rate. Here, a LGBTQI person is brutally murdered or commits suicide every 19 hours. Every. 19. hours.
Among such crushing hostility, it would appear there should be little room for LGBTQI artists to exist at all. The reality, however, is quite the opposite: the queer music scene of Brazil is exploding. Read more
It’s time Ames was recognized for her role in the transgender activism movement. Read more
In 2016, Bernie Sanders accused the DNC of throwing shade, and the phrase “Yass, queen” has permeated from Broad City gifs to Target merchandise. Queer slang has never been more visible in, and interactive with, mainstream Western culture. Read more
The conflation of sex and gender, and the use of gender essentialism and straight up sexism in science writing, contribute to an overall culture in which it’s easy for people to assume that sperm is what makes a man, that vaginas are what make a woman, and that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Read more
In a world that wants me to see strength as rigid, being femme allows me to find it in vulnerability and community. Read more
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES MAKE EYE CONTACT.
For LGBTQ people, mainstream yoga culture can be alienating. But a community-specific practice can heal more than the body. Read more
HB 658 perpetuates the dangerous belief that if we forbid children from receiving therapy, then their gender identities will just go away. Read more
‘Queer Eye’ encourages its heroes to be themselves—as long as they’re buying the right things. Read more
The International Classification of Diseases doesn’t list being transgender as a disorder anymore. But gender non-conformity is still pathologized. Read more