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.

Shannon Keating • 9 days ago

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?

Shannon Keating • One month ago

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.

Shannon Keating • One month ago

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?

Shannon Keating • 2 months ago

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.

Shannon Keating • 4 months ago

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.

Shannon Keating • 5 months ago

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.

Shannon Keating • 6 months ago

While young women are now more likely to identify as queer or bisexual, they’re much less likely to identify as lesbians.

Shannon Keating • 7 months ago

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.

Shannon Keating • 7 months ago

It’s my body, and I’ll wear a fashion potato sack if I want to.

Shannon Keating • 7 months ago

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.

Shannon Keating • 8 months ago

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.

Shannon Keating • 10 months ago

Gender still matters. But how might our world change if we were all empowered to define it for ourselves?

Shannon Keating • 11 months ago

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.

Shannon Keating • One year ago

2017 was mostly bad. Lots of great queer movies, though!

Shannon Keating • One year ago

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.

Shannon Keating • One year ago

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?

Shannon Keating • One year ago

Queer women like me have gotten this same message over and over: It’s wrong for you to be queer, unless you’re putting on a show for the pleasure of men.

Shannon Keating • One year ago

Our cultural fascination with famous queer women — and women rumored to be queer — has reached a particular peak in 2017. But do celebrities have a moral obligation to come out? And what, exactly, does it mean to "out" someone these days?

Shannon Keating • One year ago

From Los Angeles to Washington, DC, LGBT organizers and activists have been reimagining what Pride events should look like in a new era of political resistance — revealing some long-held divisions in the LGBT movement.

Shannon Keating • One year ago