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“Love is love” is a lie: How sentiments of equality cover up harsh queer realities

If you’re straight, my love is harder than your love. My love is being afraid of everyone from waiters to apartment managers. My love is always knowing where the exit

Rachel Charlene Lewis | October 18, 2016 - 10:12 am

After My Breakup, I Realized I Didn’t Miss My Ex — I Missed Who I’d Been When I Was with Her

The denial burned my heart and my throat and I stopped paying attention to myself and all that was happening on the level right below my heartbreak. I was falling

Rachel Charlene Lewis | August 15, 2016 - 12:12 pm

My Love Letter To Sporty Spice, My Queer Idol Before I Knew I Needed One

Once I was out as someone who liked girls, I was outThe emotions gushed out of the floodgates and the little girl who used to be there found a home in

Jillian Gutowitz | August 10, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Twitter Wants Elsa To Be A Lesbian In The ‘Frozen’ Sequel, Calling For Disney To #GiveElsaAGirlfriend

This latest viral Twitter campaign is demanding that Disney make Frozen’s Elsa a lesbian. #LoveWinning in politics AND animated films? The dream.

Kylie Cheung | May 3, 2016 - 11:06 pm

I Would Do Anything For Love, Except Return To North Carolina

North Carolina, you’re dead to me.

M Shelly Conner | April 4, 2016 - 1:00 pm

You Don’t Need To Touch Anyone’s Genitals To Empathize With Them

Unfortunately, a lot of YouTube videos might have you believe you do.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 24, 2016 - 10:15 am

Xena Is Back And Gayer Than Ever

The reboot of Xena: Warrior Princess will have Xena and Gabrielle’s relationship as its focus.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 14, 2016 - 11:20 am

Young Queers Don’t Need To Label Ourselves, Thanks

Older gays claim that sexual ambiguity is bad for the LGBT community. But do young queers owe them a label that doesn’t fit?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm

The Lesbian Employment Gap: Why It’s Still Hard To Be Queer In The Workplace

Studies show that lesbians might be paid better than their straight women counterparts, but they’re less likely to get hired in the first place.

Nico Lang | January 21, 2016 - 10:00 am

Girl On Girl: The Second First Time

Coming of age, regardless of sexual orientation, is a mess. It’s like an awkward pubescent choose-your-own-adventure book that you are constantly cheating at, reading ahead or skipping back, to try

Morgan Cohn | December 9, 2015 - 11:40 am

Girl On Girl: Tinder, Modern Love & Watery Maybes

There’s an important point to be made about how easy it is to ghost people or cancel plans now. We now say no at a lower emotional cost. That means

Morgan Cohn | September 25, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Girl On Girl: The Inequality In Being Outed

If you were anywhere on the internet in the past four days, you probably read something about Gawker’s outing of a C-level executive at one of the biggest media companies…

Morgan Cohn | July 21, 2015 - 12:10 pm
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