LGBTQ Filter
  1. When they Misgendered You at Your Memorial

    Sam Dylan Finch writes a beautiful and loving tribute to a transgender friend he lost to suicide. ‘“I blew glitter over their body just before they were cremated,” your mother tells me. And this is how you left us, anointed by the shimmering breath of your mother.’

    LGBTQ
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  2. Three Stories to Read this LGBT History Month

    From The Golden Girls to 17th-century London, these stories explore the rich layers of queer history.

    Commentary
    Berlin's memorial to the first gay emancipation movement. Image by Alorin via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)
  3. When Love Wins

    Sahitya Poonacha reacts to the Supreme Court of India’s landmark decision to decriminalize gay sex: “Society still has a long way to go, but now with the court on love’s side, it gives the confidence to the people who are afraid.”

    Current Events
    Photo by Kandukuru Nagarjun (CC BY 2.0)
  4. The Illustrated Page

    Not sure which fantasy or science fiction title to pick up next? Sarah Waites reviews SFF books with an eye toward highlighting diverse authors and stories with a diverse cast of characters.

    Books
  5. Are There Limits to Self-Identity Language?

    “When a marginalized person claims language to describe their oppressed identity, they are speaking themself into existence in a society that is trying to annihilate them.”

    Gender
  6. Queer Comics Database

    Discover your next queer read at this WordPress-powered database created to facilitate access to comics that contain queer representation across the LGBTQIA spectrum. Print or web, big publisher or indie press, for adults or kids — it’s all here.

    LGBTQ
  7. Paula Stone Williams

    Paula Stone Williams, a pastor in Longmont, Colorado, writes on her personal blog about religion, LGBTQ rights, gender equality, and her own transition.

    Gender
  8. How Fatphobia Impacted My Gender Identity

    The discrimination and shame that often accompanies being fat can impede medical care, relationships, work — and your understanding of your own gender identity.

    Gender
  9. It Gets Better

    Visit the revamped website of the It Gets Better Project to browse an archive with thousands of video stories, and to learn about their mission to empower LGBTQ youth around the world.

    Diversity
  10. “How can I trust the world to give my child a fair shot when mainstream publications . . . hit us with ‘trans-friendly’ fire?”

    LGBTQ
  11. Inside the Mind of a Gender Creative Boy

    Lori Duron’s 10-year-old gender creative son: “I’m a boy who likes girl stuff. I don’t even like calling it girl stuff and boy stuff. There shouldn’t be girl stuff and boy stuff; it’s all just stuff.”

    Family
  12. From Blog to Book: Five Things I Learned along the Way

    After a long wait, C. N. Lester’s book Trans Like Me is out — so they take the opportunity to share advice any blogger-who’s-also-an-aspiring-author would find valuable.

    Authors
  13. My Gender Creative Son’s First Pride

    C.J., age 8, on his first Pride parade: “I liked the vibe. I liked all the colors. But, most of all, I liked all of the people. Nobody judges anybody. You can just be who you want to be. There should be Pride every week, because it’s so much fun,” he explained.

    Family
  14. My Surprising Father’s Day Gift

    “Anyone who’s gay can relate to the challenge of finding greeting cards for special occasions. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or anniversaries, there just aren’t a lot of options for us, at least not in the usual venues.” This year, Jerry Mahoney found a great Father’s Day card for his husband.

    LGBTQ
  15. How to Disappear

    For Alex DiFrancesco, coming out as transgender — even to themself — wasn’t possible without first disappearing.

    Identity