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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

On Being A Queer Woman Who Is Dating A Straight Cisgender Man

This is where I struggle: conveying the fact that I am not straight even while I currently live with my straight, cismale partner.

Ilana Masad | September 2, 2016 - 12:06 pm

I’m A Queer Black Woman And This Is How White Girls Use Me, Even When They Love Me

We had fun together, these girls and I. We bonded. We got close. But we could never truly love each other because they absolutely refused to see me for who

Rachel Charlene Lewis | August 1, 2016 - 6:03 pm

On The Powerful (And Unavoidable) Intersection Of Queerness And Witchcraft

Both witches and queer folks have been labeled as outsiders due to the way we choose to live our lives. Being out of the closet, unashamed, and celebrating our power

Kirsten Thompson | July 29, 2016 - 3:10 pm

Let’s Bring These Queer Sexual Concerns Into The Light

LGBTQ+ sex therapist Rena McDaniel helps us understand what sexual issues are most prominent in the queer community.

Tammy Danan | March 7, 2016 - 9:15 am

6 Modern-Day Queer Poets You Must Read

Poetry is dead… Yes? No? HELL NO! And that’s not because I write crappy poems myself, but because I literally drool over lit social media accounts like Words Dance,

Tammy Danan | January 29, 2016 - 9:30 am

My 12 Queer Wishes For 2016

2015 was great for the LGBT community, but with elbow grease and a little hope, 2016 can be even better!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 31, 2015 - 1:00 pm

FHM Will Suspend Publication

I get why some people are going to be celebrating the decline and impending death of FHM, the “lad” mag whose hook was a steady stream of just-this-side-of-nude

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 17, 2015 - 2:30 pm

On Cosmopolitan’s Lesbian Sex Guide: Thanks, But No Thanks

Cosmopolitan, after almost 50 years of being one of the most aggressively heteronormative women’s publications from newsstand to screen, has finally decided to throw the queers a bone — specifically,…

Shannon Keating | August 1, 2014 - 1:00 pm

PurrVerse: What It’s Really Like On A Queer Porn Set

One of the first questions people  usually ask upon meeting me is what I do for a living. When I respond casually that I’m a production assistant on queer porn,…

Kitty Stryker | July 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm

PurrVerse: Autobiography Of A Queer Gamer Girl

My first real game, the one I remember best, was Zork — good, old-fashioned white text on a black background. I was obsessed with it, the challenges intrinsic in playing it,…

Kitty Stryker | July 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm
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