Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez Comes Out as Queer and Bisexual

  Sara Ramirez, of Grey’s Anatomy and Spamalot fame, came out as bisexual and queer at the True Colors Fund’s 40 to None Summit on Sunday. Here is an excerpt from her speech: So many of our youth experiencing homelessness are youth whose … Read More

If I Was a Rich Girl – Aspirations of an Independent Woman

My legs long like spiders emerge from a black rolls royce revealing satin canary yellow Manolo Blahniks that crunch against the pavement. My cobalt blue ostrich feather jacket dancing in the wind. Sixteen steps from the car to the doorman … Read More

For Queer Folks, Fashion Isn’t Frivolous
with No Comments Appearance, Race, Sex & Gender

Fashion in the 21st century has often been deemed as something of minuscule relevance and frivolous use of time and energy. Since I was a little girl (who thought I was a little boy) I’ve been so enamored with fashion. … Read More

What If I Told You the Matrix Is Real – Decoding Identity and Gender

“What is ‘real?’ How do you define ‘real?’ If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.” – Morpheus If you … Read More

The Life of a Professional Homeless Person – Told Through Beyonce Gifs

Large pouty lips doused in Bauhaus Pink and oversized impenetrable dark aviators act as a barrier of unapproachability. My dark world lit in red lights reminiscent of Beyonce’s “6 Inch” music video. I’ve subconsciously trained and conditioned myself to think … Read More

A Brief LGBT History of Saturday Night Live

Love it or hate it, Saturday Night Live is an American institution. A cultural staple approaching its 42nd season on-air, the classic late-night show has spawned big screen hits like The Blues Brothers and Wayne’s World, birthed the careers of more … Read More

Catching Community with Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go has become a national and international phenomenon. It has brought hard core, old school fans, and newbie explorers alike to the forefront, building up community while strengthening connections. There’s no arguing that the hoards of players crisscrossing the … Read More

Shakespeare in Drag: The Gender-Bending Bard

April 23rd is the birthday and death day of William Shakespeare, one of the most celebrated and influential authors in history. Most of us have read at least one of his plays in high school, and maybe even memorized a … Read More

Why We Need to Celebrate Transgender Successes
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When I read things like, “Why is the first openly transgender White House staffer news?” I want to shake people and yell, “WHY DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND?!” Because transgender success stories are newsworthy. And I’ll explain why. But before we talk … Read More

My Dancing Dad: Growing Up With a Dad Who’s “Different”
with 12 Comments Age, Love & Attraction, Origin

Growing up, I always knew my dad was different, but it took me many years to figure out exactly how he was different from all the other dads. I grew up in a small town of about 3,000 people, in … Read More

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