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  1. Finding Michelle Kwan: A Black Boy’s Childhood on Ice

    “What attracted me to figure skating was the space it granted me to be the boy I was meant to be, which is not the boy the world wanted me to be, or thought I could be if I was to thrive.”

    LGBTQ
  2. VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

    VIDA is a literary site devoted to amplifying marginalized voices, including people of color, writers with disabilities, and queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming individuals.

    Art
  3. Why We March: Reflections from Women’s Marches

    Millions of people marched on January 21, 2017, to oppose the new Trump administration in the US — and wrote about (or photographed or sketched) the experience.

    Current Events
    The National Mall in Washington, D.C., during the Women's March on Washington (photo from four twenty nine).
  4. “We Need to Be Braver”: Voices for Diversity in 2016

    The past year has seen its share of struggles — and of important, tough conversations.

    Autism

    Protesters after a rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo courtesy of NativeinDC, from "We Are What Our Ancestors Prayed For."

  5. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

    Academia
  6. So You Want to Wear a Safety Pin

    “[D]on’t do it without a plan. Because the very last thing a tense situation needs is someone full of good intentions but with no knowledge of de-escalation tactics or self-defense.” Ideas for moving beyond symbolism to activism in the wake of the US presidential election.

    Current Events
  7. Today I learned that my fellow Americans hate me, my body, and my friends

    Thomas Page McBee — a transgender man — reflects on a Trump presidency: “My entire life has been a story about love trumping hate.”

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  8. Ivan Coyote

    Check out the site of Ivan Coyote — award-winning Canadian storyteller and author of 11 books, including the recently released Tomboy Survival Guide.

    Authors
  9. This Native American Trans Pageant Is Reviving an Ancient Tradition

    Sage Channel at the Miss International Two Spirit competition: “In a headdress framed by ribbons, she moved her feet in an intricate pattern, in a rhythm she knows by heart.”

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    Photo by Ashley Porton
  10. Shouldn’t I Feel Pretty?

    An excerpt from Ivan Coyote’s book, Tomboy Survival Guide: “Because all those years I mistook that fear for shame, and that mistake has cost us both so much.”

    Authors
  11. Apology to a Non-Black Partner

    Poetry by Radical Faggot: “I’m sorry loving me / meant splitting your bones / that my hands / were filled / by their own wringing”

    Identity
  12. Jill Soloway on Donald Trump, Locker Rooms, and Toxic Masculinity

    In the wake of the leaked audio of Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault, Transparent creator Jill Soloway discusses how men turn women into Others, and other men into accomplices.

    Abuse
  13. THE FEM

    THE FEM is a literary journal that publishes feminist, diverse, and inclusive creative works — from fiction and spoken word to interviews with writers, artists, and creators.

    Diversity
  14. I Was Taught to Hate My Lesbian Neighbors. They Took Me In Anyway.

    “Penny and Joy are going to hell, but you can save them.” Penny and Joy chose to love Dena even though they knew that she was being taught to hate them.

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    Photo by Michael Pham CCBY SA 2.0
  15. Celebrating Pride: Where Religion and Queerness Meet

    “Queer people of all faith traditions deserve to know that they are not alone and that they are loved.” At Longreads, contributor Emily Perper shares four stories exploring the intersection of religion and queerness.

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