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Beyond BMI: A New Book Embodies Fat Liberation

Beyond BMI: A New Book Embodies Fat Liberation

In her new book Weightless: Making Space for My Resilient Body and Soul, Evette Dionne takes readers on a personal and political journey that begins with her own health issues and her resultant encounters with fatphobia in the medical establishment.

Review: Turning Red

Review: Turning Red

Turning Red is a welcome departure from the usual Pixar fare, sharing familiar Disney tropes from a fresh perspective.

The Rise of the Porn-tropreneur

The Rise of the Porn-tropreneur

“Porn is the billboard. Cam is the product,” my housemate and porn performer in Las Vegas tells me. She makes most of her money from camming: a form of live streaming, where viewers tip for a sexual performance via webcam. For her, performing in porn films is now more...

Lesbian Stories and the Pathology of The Bittersweet Hollywood Ending

Lesbian Stories and the Pathology of The Bittersweet Hollywood Ending

The screenwriters for Tell it to the Bees wanted to give the film a “sweeping romantic ending”, like Brief Encounter or Dr Zhivago. But they wanted them to have a divided happiness – one of them can have the happiness of staying in the town to have a fulfilling career; and the other can have the future happiness of finding love in a more tolerant place. But they can’t have those two things in the same place and with each other.

“Queer Eye” And The Neoliberal Myth Of The Self-Made Man

“Queer Eye” And The Neoliberal Myth Of The Self-Made Man

Netflix’s revamp of the classic makeover show Queer Eye, originally called Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, has received rave reviews. In the eight-episode first season, the “Fab Five” — gay men who are experts in grooming, fashion, culture, design and cooking — pile into a new pick-up truck to scour the Atlanta area for lonely and messy men.

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.