Category: LGBT Studies

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.

Survivor’s Guilt

Survivor’s Guilt

—Bernadette Barton
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.

3nder and the Threesome Imaginary

—Mimi Schippers There is a new app for hooking up, and it is marketed as a tool for finding “…kinky, curious and openminded singles and couples around you.” It’s called… READ MORE

Chubby Guy Swag

—Jason Whitesel There appears to be endless chatter among bloggers about fat women’s fashion, though less so when it comes to fat men. It seems that the fashion industry has… READ MORE