Why the LGBTQ+ Community has had a Mixed Response to Taylor Swift's Recent Pride-filled Music Video (and why both sides are right)
You Need to Calm Down by Taylor Swift is everywhere right now. Some praise it for its celebration of queer people. Others criticize it for Taylor's history of silence on queer issues. Here's where I stand.
Remembering the Reason for The Riots: Looking back at Queer History in the US
Pride month didn't start with parades and day drinking. It started as a radical stand against institutionalized oppression.
Why I Still Believe in Military Service for the LGBTQ+ Community
In his recent New York Times article, Necko Fanning discussed the impact of being openly gay in the armed forces. In spite of receiving death threats, however, he still stands by his decision and others' decisions to serve.
How to Keep Gay Bars Gay (Without Turning Into Misogynists)
Gay bars and nightclubs have historically been one of the few places where it was safe to be openly and visibly queer. More and more, however, they've become a place of voyeurism and entertainment for a non-LGBTQ+ crowd.