LGBT

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I’m Genderfluid And Here’s What I’d Like You To Know

Engaging with a genderfluid person on a deeper level than appearance will mean so much more to them and help them feel accepted and seen. Read...
Leah Peterson    |   10.23.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love

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
"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
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
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The Trans Mental Health Debate Is A Lot More Complicated Than You Think

The commonly held interpretation is that I am “a woman trapped in a man’s body,” but the truth is much more complex than that. Read...
Katelyn Burns    |   08.28.17   |   SHARE
Voices
Genre fiction is all about knowing what has been written in the canon previously, what current trends are, what audiences are excited about, and what hasn’t yet been done.

Why Diverse Genre Fiction Is Important, And How To Get It Right

Diverse genre fiction shares a lot in common with diverse literature, in that a lot of the challenges are the same. We still have to ask a lot of Read...
Alaina Leary    |   08.17.17   |   SHARE
This is why I’m done “proving” my identity to the nay-sayers.

I'm Done Trying To "Prove" My Non-Binary Identity

Masculinity always felt like a pair of shoes that didn’t fit quite right. Whenever I tried to socialize with other boys in school, I was an alien Read...
Tris Mamone    |   08.16.17   |   SHARE
Aaron Wiseman created the most beautiful alphabet soup Twitter party for us, and it's raging hard.

#LGBTBabes Is Our New Favorite Trending Hashtag

Let the #LGBTBabes party rage on, my fellow rainbow darlings. You're beautiful. You're supported. You're loved. And you're perfect just as you are. Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   08.4.17   |   SHARE
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