When a queer mecca like San Francisco runs out of dyke bars, is the future of the city’s lesbian culture merely in flux — or is it in jeopardy? To find out, I documented the sights and sounds of the iconic Lexington Club before it closed forever.
As a gay preteen, I longed for the escape from reality that romantic comedies offered. But how can you escape to a place you don’t exist?
This week, Matt Ortile wrote about a relationship he wanted so badly to work — one that began on Twitter. Read that and others from the Washington Post, The Cut, The Toast, and more.
“As a girl, I knew no diabetics, or really any other kids afflicted with disease. The fictional character of Stacey McGill alleviated the loneliness of being sick.”
The fight for an ancient skeleton shows how science undermines and exploits Native-American identity. It’s just one reason we need more of us in the lab.
Does it count as a sext if you were never meant to see it?
Amy Schumer has made her name depicting the fear and loathing of the postfeminist dystopia. Trainwreck is her most ambitious critique yet. Warning: Spoilers if you’ve never seen a rom-com.
I’ve been coming to Greece every summer since I was a child. This time’s different.
From being permanently skint to hating yourself, addiction is like living in a house made of poor decisions.
You can’t spell “invisibility” without “bi.”
Meeting weekly with my Muslim “girl gang” meant I never had to explain myself.
As a porn performer, I’ve found there are some major differences between the sex I have onscreen and the sex I have at home. I know the same is true for my boyfriend, because I have sex with him on camera too.
This week, Javaria Akbar explained how her childhood mosque was her safe space. Read that and other essays from OutHistory, Vulture, The Toast, and more.
Here’s what critics are saying about To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee’s second novel.
A review of the new book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me.
Suddenly, our 14-year bond was broken, and I didn’t know how to deal with it.
This week, Esther Werdiger wrote about changing her last name when she got married — and how she regrets her choice. Read that and other essays from Racked, The Cut, Vox, and more.
A decade ago Cosby gave a speech excoriating poor blacks for not living up to the promise of the civil rights movement. Here’s a look back based on what we know now.
They aren’t “just going through a phase,” either. But female queerness continues to be qualified, belittled, and disbelieved.
One year later, I’m beginning to understand why.
Is your ~special someone~ your gal pal? Your BFF? Anything but your wife or girlfriend!
And no, I don’t want to give you any recommendations.
Rae means so much to so many because there’s rarely been a character like her on British television. She will be sorely missed. ***SPOILERS FOR THE THIRD SERIES***
This week, Paola Dragnic wrote about the abortion that allowed her to become a mother. Read that and other essays from Hazlitt, Vox, Vice, and more.
“I don’t know if I remember my brother anymore. I think that the act of writing him, of making him, has become the memory.”
I was in recovery from an eating disorder when I met B. When he gained 40 pounds, I realized I wasn’t as recovered as I thought I was.
The sequel to Magic Mike is almost wholly devoid of plot. But it understands the narrative structure of female desire in the way few films do.
A few years ago, when I was broke and faced with a big hospital bill, I got $8,000 for donating my eggs. If I’d known then what I know now, I wouldn’t have done it.