LGBTQ Filter
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. “How can I trust the world to give my child a fair shot when mainstream publications . . . hit us with ‘trans-friendly’ fire?”

    LGBTQ
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. How to Disappear

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

    Identity
  9. My Daughter’s Birth

    After her partner gave birth to their daughter, blogger and scholar Lucy Allen reflects on a complicated delivery, made more so by hospital staff making her feel unequal and unacknowledged as a parent.

    Essay
  10. “Names have power.”

    Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein, a writer and linguistic anthropologist, reflects on the power of names to shape our identity — and to highlight both privilege and discrimination.

    Commentary
  11. If the Loneliness Comes, Beep Me

    Brian Burns on identity, queerness, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy didn’t necessarily make me into who I am but it did allow me to be who I was.”

    Identity
  12. poor gays on holidays

    The group of twentysomething friends behind poor gays on holidays report back from their shoestring-budget adventures, and share ideas for LGBTQ-friendly travel experiences.

    Diversity
  13. What do I tell my daughter, Mr. President?

    Marlo Mack wants answers from President Trump: “I keep it vague. ‘Some people are scared of transgender people.’ ‘But why, Mama?’ she asks. ‘What’s scary about me?’ The car gets very quiet. I don’t have an answer. Do you, Mr. President?”

    Commentary
    Photo by Marlo Mack
  14. 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
  15. 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