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.
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.
—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.
—Joshua Gamson In the days since Obergefell v. Hodges and its rainbow celebration, I spent way too much time on Facebook reading through the voluminous posts and commentaries about how wonderful, awful, incomplete, conservative, progressive,
—Kimberly D. Richman On November 4, 2008, I was lying in a hospital bed, on bed rest while pregnant with my twin daughters, watching the election coverage that first delivered the elated news of President
—Suzanna Danuta Walters Even a feminist/queer critic of marriage (me, alas) can’t help but be moved by today’s decision by the Supreme Court that finally makes marriage equality the law of the land. And coming
—James Joseph Dean The kaleidoscope of straight masculinities may be seen through shifts and changes in everyday language, fashion, and style. In American and British contexts, straight men’s identity practices negotiate a post-closeted culture, which