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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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Three Drag Queens Working For A Better World

Three Drag Queens Working For A Better World

For some queens, though, drag is about more than just developing a persona and lip-syncing to dance hits on stage. Meet three drag queens who have combined activism with drag, and have fought for everything from queer and trans rights to anti-violence efforts.

Reducing HIV Transmission Rates Requires Decriminalizing Sex Work

Reducing HIV Transmission Rates Requires Decriminalizing Sex Work

This World AIDS Day, let’s not forget that transgender women—particularly trans women of color—are also more likely to be living with HIV than cisgender people. The fight for trans justice cannot be separated from the work to reduce new transmission and provide care to those who are living with HIV, while ending stigma and criminalization for having HIV. To win this fight, we must decriminalize sex work.

Sir Babygirl Is Serving Queerness On A Platter

Sir Babygirl Is Serving Queerness On A Platter

Sir Babygirl likes to confront pop culture’s erasure of queer people. She laments queer-baiting in pop music, which often hints at queerness but rarely makes it explicit. Instead of queer-baiting, she aims to be queer-serving.

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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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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.

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