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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...

Everyone’s Lusting After Jonathan Lyndon Chase

Philadelphia-based artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase is one of the most sought after painters from a growing pool of young, queer, POC artists. His lush, colorful, mixed-media depictions of often taboo subjects – sex, queerness, and the black male body – are energetic in a way that seem the set the still images in motion.

Speaking Out About Medical Racism

Ericka Hart is changing the face of health education. The breast cancer awareness and representation advocate was diagnosed with breast cancer, and now in her mid- 30s, she is challenging institutionalized racism in the medical industry—known as medical racism.

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Nightshots: QiQi Cabaret Vol. 4

Nightshots: QiQi Cabaret Vol. 4

QiQi Cabaret is a night of multi-genre performance art, severe fashion, house heavy beats, and a chance to see and be seen with family. This month’s feline fest featured Hot Pink Shade and Tinashéa Monet along with resident act LüCHi, Guest DJ JOY MA, Special Guest Momma Nikki, along with your host CarLarans.

The Decade of the Pronoun

The Decade of the Pronoun

On Jan 3, 2020, the American Dialect Society held its 30th annual “Word of the Year” vote, which this year also included a vote for “Word of the Decade.” It was the year – and the decade – of the pronoun.

Celebrating Trans Heroes of 2019

Celebrating Trans Heroes of 2019

While the last year felt like a two steps forward, three steps back kind of year, some notable trans folks broke national headlines, moving the needle even further towards trans visibility in 2019.

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QUEER AND TRANS MIGRANTS DISCOVER COMMUNITY AT MEXICO’S HOUSE OF WOMEN

by Alice Driver | Oct 9, 2019

Floriberta Roberto, 37, has a shy smile, but when 28-year-old Kataleya Nativi makes her laugh, Roberto opens her mouth to reveal the letters F and R in gold, punctuated by a zirconia stud on her two front teeth. Roberto, who is from an Indigenous community in rural Guatemala, had never had an interaction with a trans woman before meeting Nativi, who is from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and is wearing a skort with her name painted on it in rainbow colors on this day in August. The two met in Tapachula, Mexico, at T’ja Xuj, which means “House of Women” in the language of the Indigenous Mam of Guatemala.

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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

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.

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