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Dating Apps and the Ghosts of Relationships Past

Consider the moments you have fallen in love. If you unpick the threads, you will quickly find much of the falling occurred in the mind. Many artifacts that go towards creating intimacy are imagined. We can’t fully understand or know someone else, but we can construct a persona around them and a shared view of the future.

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

“Porn is the billboard. Cam is the product,” my housemate and porn performer...

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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.

Nightshots: QiQi Cabaret Cucchella Edition

Nightshots: QiQi Cabaret Cucchella Edition

It was a Cucci takeover of the monthly QTPOC dance party and variety show at Timbre Room for QiQi Cabaret Cucchella Edition. Resident Act LÜCHi did double duty as your host this month. They were joined by Featured artists Thadayus and Angel Baby Kill Kill Kill, along with DJ PAPI.WAV and Special Guest Ladie Chablis. It was a night to remember, and we’ve got the pics to prove it!

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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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“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.

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