June 30, 2017
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.
June 29, 2017
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.
June 23, 2017
—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.
June 21, 2017
—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.
May 18, 2017
—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.
March 3, 2017
Fueled by shame, secrecy, and all the other anxieties related to bodily functions and public regard, restrooms have long been a venue for stigma, deprivation, and even death.
June 24, 2016
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.
June 20, 2016
Wrapping my head and heart around the murder of 49 queer people while they were dancing in a gay bar in Orlando, beneath the familiar numb feeling accompanying another story of loss, horror, and violence, is survivor’s guilt. I feel an enormous teary affection for all us struggling to digest the consequences of so many queer lives lost in the very place that is supposed to be our haven, and by someone who, had he allowed it, might so easily have been one of us.