queer

I was afraid of what coming out publicly would do, but I knew I needed to come out to my family first. (Photo courtesy of the author.)

My (Unusually) Happy Coming Out Story

I am incredibly fortunate to have had such a positive coming out story. I know that and am thankful for it every day. Read...
Maggie Down of Role Reboot    |   04.20.18   |   SHARE
Voices
Our society may not yet be post-gender, but our home can easily be.

Because “I’m A Human”: Non-Binary Parenting

I’ve been catapulted from gender-neutral parenting to a call to action to break down the gender binary altogether and move to non-binary parenting. Read...
Ashlee Dean Wells    |   12.19.17   |   SHARE
Families
If you happen to have a homophobic family and are bringing your new girlfriend home for the first time, you’re probably feeling so stressed.

Introducing Your Partner To Your Homophobic Aunt: A Holiday Guide         

If you happen to have a homophobic family and are bringing your new girlfriend home for the first time, you’re probably feeling so stressed. Read...
Zara Barrie    |   12.8.17   |   SHARE
Families

I'm Not Doing Emotional Labor For Past Lovers Anymore

The amount of emotional labor I had put into these pseudo-friendships was immediately swept away with one single mention of my own personal discomfort Read...
Laura Delarato    |   10.18.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
While "body positivity" and "plus-size" seem to be buzzwords nowadays, there is still a shocking lack of well-tailored, cool, fashionable clothing options for women like myself.

What Plus-Size Fashion Looks Like For My Queer, Fat Body

As a self-identified queer plus-sized woman, issues of taking up space and 'fitting into' clothes from a limited wardrobe are things I contend with Read...
Anni Irish    |   09.18.17   |   SHARE
Culture
"I save dresses for the kinds of “special occasions” where it’s easier to wear a dress than to argue with people about why I didn’t wear a dress."

We Need To Talk About The Pressure To Be Femme When You're Fat

Femme, as it’s expected, isn’t easy for me. It seems to demand from me labor I’m increasingly less willing or less able to undertake as a mentally Read...
Bodies
Image: Instagram/ sharicyta

How The L Word Shaped My Queer Identity 

Volume down low, remote controller gripped tightly, I watched The L Word as an act of rebellion. Read...
S. Nicole Lane    |   09.1.17   |   SHARE
Voices
Image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

I Wouldn't Have Survived Past Trauma Without Roller Derby 

"Roller Derby saved my soul." Read...
Genevieve Berrick    |   08.8.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads