Back in 1999, when nihilism was cooler than niceness, the shameless teen debauchery of Cruel Intentions sparked a generation’s sexual awakening.
Doppelgänger imagery sometimes reduces queerness to a symbol or fetish — but subverting that trope can be a way to consider the link between self-recognition and desire.
Desiree Akhavan’s Hulu series offers everything I needed — and didn’t get — from The L Word the first time around.
After decades trying to convince an anti-gay mainstream that she’s a relatable person — gay, but “just like you” — Ellen ended up in a prison of her own making.
The author, activist, and former mommy blogger has been encouraging her mostly white fans to speak up and empower themselves. What happens when her new advice is to shut up, listen, and let women of color lead the way?
Growing up, 7th Heaven offered me wholesome Christian comfort. But then I saw myself in queer shows like South of Nowhere, in which the Christian grown-ups weren’t saviors.
Private Life and Can You Ever Forgive Me? are two of the most recent movies to make me wonder: As a queer person facing an uncertain future, do I want to have children?
Controversy over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination has raised the question: Should 17-year-old boys be held responsible later in life for alleged sexual assault? That depends on whose pain we value most.
The rise of young, unapologetically queer artists like King Princess is thrilling, but makes me a little sad for the closeted kid I once was.
Joking about homophobia won't solve it — and as Gadsby says in her new Netflix special, Nanette, that tension might make us sick. So she offers a radical alternative.
While young women are now more likely to identify as queer or bisexual, they’re much less likely to identify as lesbians.
A new route and group limits for this year's march have sparked outrage and raised questions about who should — and shouldn't — be barred from marching.
It’s my body, and I’ll wear a fashion potato sack if I want to.
Haley Videckis and Layana White gave up everything to sue Pepperdine University for discrimination. Though they lost the case, they set a major precedent for LGBT rights.
In three of the last year's biggest superhero movies, queer-coded minor characters were either straightened out or killed off in strangely similar ways.
Gender still matters. But how might our world change if we were all empowered to define it for ourselves?
Leonardo DiCaprio and other androgynous '90s heartthrobs looked a lot like the soft butch queer women we'd grow up to date in real life.
As a teenager, Brand New’s music helped me through some of the darkest times in my life. That makes the recent allegations of sexual misconduct against lead singer Jesse Lacey hit even harder.
For decades, Kevin Spacey used the media’s fear of “outing” him to keep sexual misconduct allegations out of the news. But what really counts as “outing” — and when is it justified?