The OA's Ian Alexander Explains Why Hollywood Has No Excuse Not to Cast Trans Actors
"I want to see trans people every day in the film industry. Behind the camera, in front of it, in the writers’ room — everywhere, because trans people are everywhere."
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Trump Wants to End HIV. His Budget Will Complicate That
Experts are praising certain budgetary increases, but say they're just a first step — and a contradictory one, at that.
The Suffocating Cisgender Gaze of Netflix's Girl
The film imagines itself as a defender of the trans teen at its center, but it's really just a bystander to her trauma.
Get to Know Pete Buttigieg
If Mayor Pete runs for President, it would be historic in a number of ways. Here's what you need to know about a potential candidate with a lot of promise.
How Vaginal Davis Remade the DIY Art World in Her Image
The artist has left an indelible impact on punk rock, queercore, contemporary art, and everywhere in between.
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Read Me: How Queer Memoirist T Kira Madden Tackles Trauma with Lyricism
The author of the new hit memoir Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls shares the experience of excavating your past.
I’m a Lesbian. Why Can’t I Stop Giving My Number to Men?
For queer women, turning down a man's advances isn't just a matter of resolve — it's often one of personal safety.
Kacey Musgraves Is A Queer Country Fan's Dream
Musgraves is redefining country music on her own terms, all while becoming a queer icon — bridging a rare gap that means worlds to queer country fans.
All I Want to See is Trans Mediocrity on TV
The surge in trans TV representation is laudable, but why don't you ever see trans characters in the background, just living our lives?
Sober Queer Spaces Are Giving LGBTQ+ People a Place to Just Be
Across the country, queer cafés, mixers, and stores are providing options that aren't gay bars — and that's revolutionary.
Why I'm Wary of the Hype Surrounding HIV “Cures”
It's heartening that two new men have been "cured" of HIV, but they won't dismantle the stigma or pharmaceutical greed that HIV-positive people deal with every day.
How bell hooks Paved the Way for Intersectional Feminism
For Women's History Month, we're looking at how influential queer women changed the world. Few have changed feminism like bell hooks.
How Gregg Araki Made the Queer, Millennial, Stoner Sex Comedy Show of His Dreams
Now Apocalypse has aliens, weed, and a hilarious cast of aimless, sexually fluid Millennials. What more could you ask for?
5 Transgender Women Who Have Fought Their Prisons From Behind Bars
Incarcerated trans people can fight to create legal precedents that help the whole transgender community. Here are five who fought for important legal victories.
For Jeremy O. Harris, Playwriting Is Just the Beginning
His unapologetically queer, white supremacy-challenging work has already made him a critical darling. What's next is anyone's guess.
30 Years After His Death, Robert Mapplethorpe's Provocations Still Endure
Next to what you'll find online, Mapplethorpe's photos now seem tame. But recent exhibitions and documentaries prove his work is still transcendent.
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Announcing the 2019 Lambda Literary Awards Nominations
Today's list is full of prestigious, envelope-pushing titles, and is especially notable for the weight of its transgender fiction category.
How Dan Levy Made Schitt's Creek TV's Funniest, Most Stylish (and Homophobia-Free!) Town
The co-creator of one of the best shows broadcasting today is rewriting the rules of queerness on television.
The Story of Toto Koopman, the Free-Spirited Model Turned World War II Spy
How the openly bisexual Vogue cover girl — the magazine's first — used her brains and beauty for good.
Brooklyn's History Is Way Queerer Than You Think
From a gay Nazi spy sex scandal to its WWII antifascist queer intelligentsia scene, a new book reveals that Brooklyn has always been a surprisingly queer haven.