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This woman was escorted out of the Staples Center bathroom because security thought she was a guy

Mary Looper just wanted to go see Carrie Underwood in Los Angeles with her aunt on September 15th, but when she went to use the women’s restroom, she says a female employee waited outside the stall for “proof” that she was a woman and didn’t even believe her when she told them she was.More »


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 apart. And it wasn’t just because of her. More »


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 me again. She was still sporty. And she liked girls now. More »


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. More »


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

North Carolina, you’re dead to me. More »


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. More »


Xena Is Back And Gayer Than Ever

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


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? More »


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. More »


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 and reach some kind of conclusion in the least traumatizing way. You string together little landmarks in your life, some horrifying and some empowering, toMore »


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 we can say yes more. More »


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 in the world. In case you missed it, Gawker published the details and text messages of the executive trying to hire a male escort during… More »


Girl On Girl: Sexual Ambiguity Seems More Fun

When I was 13, I decided to become a vegetarian until I realized I loved shrimp cocktail too much, so I became a pescatarian instead. There were things I missed, like buffalo wings and (obviously) tacos, but the most trying time in my vegetarianism was when I went on a month-long trip where the only vegetarian food… More »


Girl On Girl: Casual Dating Sucks No Matter What Gender You’re Into

There’s a thought process that being a lesbian is easier. Because women understand other women, they communicate better, and they’re exempt from the patriarchy. Yeah, right. More »


NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

The UK’s National Health Service has classified voluntary genital piercings as female genital mutilation. More »


Girl On Girl: The Social Stigma Of Bisexuality

It’s hard out there for a bisexual. More »


Girl On Girl: The Lesbian Obsession With Straight Women

In a time where female empowerment is so important and so celebrated, it’s absurd to me that women can still objectify other women for their own sexual validation. More »


5 Things To Know About Cartoonist Alison Bechdel, Winner Of A MacArthur “Genius” Grant

There are plenty of people in the world who get nice things that they don’t (IMHO) deserve. So it’s especially nice when someone completely and utterly deserving is recognized for their greatness. I felt all the warm and fuzzies this morning when I heard on the news that the cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel… More »


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