Category: LGBT Studies

Same-gender-loving big men of color

Same-gender-loving big men of color

—Jason Whitesel
Bear culture for husky, hirsute gay men remains predominantly white. But three annual events, Heetizm Myami, Big Boy Pride, and Heavy Hitters Pride, focus on men of size and color, providing a space for celebration and solidarity.

Stonewall: Losses, Gains, Reflections

Stonewall: Losses, Gains, Reflections

—Christina Crosby
Remembering Stonewall, the losses that come with the celebration of normalcy, and reconsidering pride as but an aspect of a movement for gay liberation and the ongoing struggle for sexual power and possibility.

The spirit of Pride

The spirit of Pride

—Katherine McFarland Bruce
Since 1970, Pride parades have challenged the everyday cultural stigma of being queer in America, all with a flair and sense of fun absent from typical protests.

On adding more colors to the rainbow

On adding more colors to the rainbow

—C. Winter Han
It’s not surprising that a recent change to the rainbow flag in the city of Philadelphia has created a “controversy” that has now been covered in the national media: the social organization of contemporary gay life is largely based on racial exclusion.

Risk

Risk

—Robert F. Reid-Pharr
We must reevaluate the strength of the words we produce, that we might produce work equal to the profound need and grand promise of our difficult and interesting times.

Celebrate Pride Week with our top LGBT reads

Celebrate Pride Week with our top LGBT reads

As New York City Pride Week reaches its culmination this weekend, get ready for the biggest LGBT party of the year by checking out our selection of top queer literature.