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Orange Is The New Black Is Trauma Porn Written For White People [spoilers]

It’s like the writers and producers sat around and said, “Let’s put all the most f*cked up recent cultural references in one season and be the most Read...

My Struggle To Embrace The Term “Brave”

I’m not brave because I’m shameless, or superior, or strange. I’m brave because I’m afraid. Read...
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Your Guide To Non-Oppressive BDSM

I wanted to create guidelines for myself about how to navigate non-oppressive BDSM that I hope would be helpful for other marginalized subs. Read...
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"I Am A Final Boss": Interview With (Ex)-Games Critic Mattie Brice

Mattie opens up about game journalism, food, attractiveness, identity, fashion, cutie hunting—and so much more. Read...
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"I Love People Who Are Imperfect Around Me": Interview With GaymerX President Toni Rocca

Toni talks to us about queerness, games, the meaning of safe space . . . and, of course, bears. Read...
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What It's Like To Be A Queer Woman In Prison

My queer identity has been used against me—through my wrongful arrest and two incarcerations. Read...
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