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The Plight of the Tiergarten’s Black Birds

The Plight of the Tiergarten’s Black Birds

Award-winning photographer and visual researcher Heba Khamis was able to document a side of life that otherwise mostly goes unnoticed by the tourists and Berliners otherwise enjoying Berlin’s Tiergarten.

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...

Queerspace News: Grindr Up For Sale

Queerspace News: Grindr Up For Sale

The popular gay dating app Grindr is now for sale after US government intervention. The US Committee on Foreign Investment told Grindr parent company Kunlun that it is a national security risk.

Mayor Murray and the Fall of a Guardian

Mayor Murray and the Fall of a Guardian

Today The Stranger published an editorial submission from Mayor Ed Murray. That sentence is, in itself, troubling without taking into account the fact that Murray’s guest editorial was a blathering, vile screed in which he stated what powerful, white men always say when they’re in danger: look at the alleged victim’s criminal record, they must be lying.

Journeying into Asexuality

Journeying into Asexuality

I had a crush on my first girlfriend for roughly two years before I asked her out. Then, when she said yes, I promptly stopped talking to her until she broke up with me via another mutual friend. My first boyfriend and I, when we had his parents’ house entirely to ourselves, went up to his room and closed the door, so we could let his ferret out of his cage without worrying. We kissed once and only once; I broke up with him less than a week later. My most successful relationship was a long-distance flirtation via daily phone calls; years later, the girl asked me why we had never kissed. I had no answer.

Full Disclosure: Lost In The Age Of Hook Up Apps

Full Disclosure: Lost In The Age Of Hook Up Apps

With hook up apps becoming more commonplace in gay male culture, so has a problematic pretense of sex. I will admit that I have been on both the receiving and giving end of this. Just as in the face-to-face world of sex, there is no guarantee for an encounter unless consent is obtained from all parties involved.

Full Disclosure: The Second Coming Of Puberty

Full Disclosure: The Second Coming Of Puberty

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” Simone de Beauvoir revolutionized our understanding of the self by detaching sex from an innate and essential way of being. With her lengthy study of the sources of women’s oppression in her book The Second Sex, she laid...

Shut Up I’m Talking: Too Good to be Truvada

Shut Up I’m Talking: Too Good to be Truvada

The Slut Shaming of Patrick Buckmaster The ubiquitous Merriam-Webster Standard English Dictionary defines the word, slut, thusly: Slut: /slət/ : Noun: Patrick Buckmaster. Synonyms: Patrick Buckmaster; Patrick Buckmaster; Totally Patrick Buckmaster. Go ahead. Flip it...

Full Disclosure: Stranger In A Strange Land

Full Disclosure: Stranger In A Strange Land

Tucked between Pike and Pine on Summit Ave lies an unmarked gray building distinguished sharply by it’s vibrant yellow brick facade and yellow door proclaiming ENTER. Behind that door lies Steamworks, a bathhouse for men. “Steamworks is a space where a man can come...