Gabrielle Bell, "That’s What I Get For Trying To Find Love On Tinder"
A comic strip from The New Yorker's Daily Shouts section on love and sex in the digital age.
Alex Carp, "Getting Hitched"
A profile of four, out of many, ways to get married.
Jim Downs, "We’re looking at the Masterpiece Cakeshop case all wrong. And so did the Supreme Court"
Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, one of the most visible organizations supporting LGBTQ rights, applauded the Supreme Court’s acknowledgment that “LGBTQ people are equal and have a right to live free from the indignity of discrimination.”
Peter Gajdics, "I experienced ‘conversion therapy’—and it’s time to ban it across Canada"
'Trying to “change” my sexuality had never been a consideration, but then my new psychiatrist told me something new: that my history of childhood sexual abuse had “created” my erroneous belief that I was homosexual.'
Livia Gershon, "Who Gets To Speak Publicly About Sex?"
Frederick Hollick’s case involved not only his controversial sex-positive arguments, but also the question of who should be privy to medical knowledge about sex.
Linda Greenhouse, "How the Supreme Court Avoided the Cake Case’s Tough Issues"
'My concern is with the implications of the court’s unfounded conclusion that Colorado officials expressed such deep “hostility” to religion as to have inflicted an injury of constitutional dimension on a baker who claimed that his religious view against same-sex marriage prevented him from making a celebratory cake for a gay couple.'
Nick Haramis, "Welcome to the Age of the Twink"
Although the origin of the term has been disputed — some trace its history to “twank,” 1920s British slang for a client of gay male prostitutes, while others insist it’s a vulgar riff on the cream-filled Hostess snack — twinks are young, attractive, hairless, slim men.
Kristine Phillips, "Meet Stormy, the exotic dancer (no, not that one) who embraced the power of getting naked"
Stacy Lawrence, better known as Stormy, was one of Louisiana’s most popular exotic dancers, the headliner of a club at the heart of the French Quarter that, for years, bore her name. She was the Stormy in Stormy’s Casino Royale, the “belle of Bourbon Street,” as one magazine described her.
Scott D. Pierce, "FX’s ‘Pose’ puts transgender and gay actors front and center — and all Utahns can relate"
“Pose,” set within the “ball culture” in 1980s New York, is compelling and highly relatable, even to those who are straight and living in, say, Salt Lake City. That’s the genius of the series — it tells the story of minority gay and trans characters in 1987, but in a relatable way.
Rebecca Traister, "Time's Up, Bill"
'Clinton’s feckless replies to questions about #MeToo revealed an unpreparedness that spoke volumes about why men have been able to abuse their power with relative impunity for generations, while the women around them have been asked to pay the price for them over and over and over again.'
Rowan Walrath, "They’re Here. They’re Queer. They’re Scientists."
Riding in on the rainbow wave of Pride Month, 500 Queer Scientists made its debut Monday as part database, part visibility campaign of LGBTQ people in STEM fields. With dozens of smiling queer faces against laboratory and outdoor backgrounds, the campaign—exclusively online at the moment—aims to promote inclusivity in science.
Teddy Wilson, "‘Completely Intentional’: Fake Clinics Outnumber Abortion Providers 10 to 1 in Texas"
For every abortion provider in Texas, there are ten crisis pregnancy centers, or fake clinics staffed by anti-choice activists trying to dissuade people from seeking abortion services.
In 1980, gays and lesbians in the U.S. had no legal right to attend high school prom with a same-sex date. Then Aaron Fricke sued his high school and everything changed.
Sexing History Swag
Celebrate Pride Month with Radiotopia
Over the years, [Radiotopia has] produced so much audio exploring and celebrating LGBTQ+ issues. This June, celebrate Pride Month with these amazing episodes. Happy Pride!
Earhustle, "Down Low"
Of the thousands of people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, no one is openly gay. No one. And only a few people are comfortable enough to talk about LGBTQ life inside.
Reply All, "INVCEL"
How a shy, queer Canadian woman accidentally invented one of the internet’s most toxic male communities.
Nadja Sayej, "Pride Month: The Exhibitions Celebrating LGBT Art in June"
This year, a series of LGBT art exhibitions are popping up, from billboards in Los Angeles to photographs of drag queens.