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Robert Roth

Robert is a working class queer nerd overthrowing the capitalist patriarchy one wry comment at a time. Besides volunteering as editor and publisher of Queerspace Magazine, he’s a writer, designer, illustrator, photographer, and filmmaker. He’s a lifelong gaymer, and is old enough to remember when RPGs only came with paper and dice.
Billy Porter Makes History With Emmy Nomination

Billy Porter Makes History With Emmy Nomination

The Television Academy just announced the nominees for the 71st Emmy Awards, including several noms for queer folks like Billy Porter, the first openly gay Black man to be nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama.

Stranger Things Finally Goes Queer

Stranger Things Finally Goes Queer

It only took 3 seasons, but the Netflix smash-hit Stranger Things finally delivered to us its first openly queer character. While Maya Hawke’s character Robin was clearly being set up as a foil for her Scoops Ahoy co-worker Steve Harrington, it’s not until near the end of the short season that we learn the truth: she’s a lesbian.

Steven Universe Confirms Non-binary Intersex Character

Steven Universe Confirms Non-binary Intersex Character

Cartoon Network’s show Steven Universe, long known for its inclusive, positive portrayal of gender identity and gender presentation recently, and publicly, confirmed that a major character is non-binary and intersex.

Compton Holds First Ever Pride Festival

Compton Holds First Ever Pride Festival

With the assistance of a team of 80 volunteers and a year of outreach to the community, the first ever PRIDE festival in south Los Angeles will be held on on the Compton College campus Saturday, July 6.

Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to Free Seattle Pride Week Events

Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to Free Seattle Pride Week Events

Pride Week is always filled with some of the queerest and most fabulous events of the year. But let’s face it. Those events can be expensive! If you want to enjoy some Pride fun, but haven’t got hundreds of dollars burning a hole in your rainbow pocket, we’ve put together a list of some of the best free Pride events this year.

HEYO Interview Series: Gia Gunn

HEYO Interview Series: Gia Gunn

Queerspace Magazine, in partnership with Lifelong, presents the HEYO Interview Series, filmed live at the Big Queer Talent Show at Seattle’s Vera Project. In this episode, your host Lilith welcomes RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag Race Allstars cast member Gia Gunn, who shares how drag helped her realize her true self as a woman.

HEYO Interview Series: Stasia Coup

HEYO Interview Series: Stasia Coup

Queerspace Magazine, in partnership with Lifelong, presents the HEYO Interview Series, filmed live at the Big Queer Talent Show at Seattle’s Vera Project. In this episode, your host Lilith welcomes trans masculine drag artist Stasia Coup, who talks about his preference for a beautiful, gentle, artistic masculinity and how the art of drag allows him to also portray his feminine side.

Nightshots: Raw Hnny Release Party

Nightshots: Raw Hnny Release Party

From ballads to bops and dance to drag, it was a hands on love fest at Timber Room for the Raw Hnny Release Party. Featuring live performances from PSA, LüChi, ZELLi, Kylie Mooncakes, DJ Joy May and, of course, some fire performances from the fabulous CarLarans from his new album Raw Hnny!

HEYO Interview Series: Michete

HEYO Interview Series: Michete

Queerspace Magazine, in partnership with Lifelong, presents the HEYO Interview Series, filmed live at the Big Queer Talent Show at Seattle’s Vera Project. In this episode, your host Lilith welcomes razor sharp singer and songwriter Michete, who talks about her music, her upbringing, and her struggles to date as a trans woman.

Trans and Nonbinary Actors in Trans and Nonbinary Roles

Trans and Nonbinary Actors in Trans and Nonbinary Roles

Recent strides, and stumbles, in the of area queer representation in media have again put a spotlight on the question of who are the most appropriate people to play the roles of trans and nonbinary characters in TV and movies. While cisgender actors have frequently been used to play trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming roles, their lack of perspective when it comes to dealing with questioning gender, combined with the serious lack of roles like that to audition for, point to the need for more opportunities for trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people to be able to tell their own stories – like these three actors, who have been making a big splash taking on the roles of trans and nonbinary characters.