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'Brooklyn-99' Star Stephanie Beatriz Powerfully Shut Down This Myth About Bisexuality

There are plenty of ways to identify on the LGBTQ spectrum, all of which are valid. But there are also persistent myths about some sexual orientations, especially bisexuality, that need some clearing up. In a new essay for GQ, Stephanie Beatriz shut …
By Meghan DeMaria

Bisexuals Are The Largest Group Within The LGBTQ Community — And It's Time To Stop Doubting Us

Pride is upon us. And while we’re out there rocking our rainbows and drenching ourselves in glitter, Pride is also a good time to talk about some of the deeper issues facing the queer community. The first Pride march, after all, was a protest against…
By Emma McGowan

When Lance Bass Came Out To *NSYNC, The Band Supported Him In The Sweetest Way

Lance Bass says his friendship with his *NSYNC bandmates has always come with no strings attached. Admitting that he was going through a dark period while grappling with his sexuality in the group's prime, when Lance Bass came out to *NSYNC's Joey Fa…
By Brad Witter

7 Things Femme Couples Wish People Would Stop Saying

There was a steep learning curve when I got into my first relationship with a woman. Even though I had had sex with women before, I only started going on dates with women a few years ago — and very quickly got into my first relationship with a woman.…
By Lea Rose Emery

Rita Ora & Cardi B's "Girls" Music Video Is Not OK & Here's Why

"Girls girls girls, sometimes I just wanna kiss girls girls girls." Damn it, I just cannot get that tune out of my head. From the offset, the latest mind melter "Girls" from Rita Ora featuring chart heavyweights Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, & Charli XCX garn…
By Aoife Hanna

Here's Where All The Major Pride Parade Routes In The U.S. Will Begin & End This Summer

Pride Month is currently in full swing, with celebrations, remembrances, observances, and festivities happening all over the country — and, of course, what many consider to be the highlight of the month: Parades! Pride Parade routes for June 2018 are…
By Lucia Peters

This Beaut Pride Swag Also Donates To LGBTQ+ Groups & We're Here For It

Get your rainbow-coloured flags ready because Pride Month is upon us. Each year, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates its past, present, and future throughout June — and it is glorious. With celebratory marches taking place across the world, it's the perf…
By Lauren Sharkey

21 Poems By Queer Writers You Can Read Right Now

June is the month to celebrate LGBTQIAP+ pride, so why not kick off your summer with some fantastic, themed reads? For the list below, I have collected 21 poems by queer poets for you to read this Pride month, so why not pick up an anthology or two t…
By Kristian Wilson

15 Books With Bi Main Characters To Read This Pride Month

June is finally upon us, which means it's Pride Month: time to celebrate everything about being LGBTQIAP+! Bisexual and biromantic people often get overlooked, both inside and outside the queer community, so I've picked out 15 books with bi heroes an…
By Kristian Wilson

Primark's Pride Collection Is All You'll Need This Summer

The fashion industry has always been a trailblazer in standing with the LGBT community, and there's no sign of that changing any time soon. Teaming up with British charity Stonewall, Primark's Pride collection is the latest collection to show its sup…
By Lauren Sharkey

The Percentage Of Americans Who Identify As LGBT Is At All-Time High

Just in time for Pride Month, Gallup has released its annual report on how many Americans self-identify as LGBT, and the results point to an ever queerer future. In the Gallup poll's six-year history (they've been tracking this data since 2012), the …
By Mariella Mosthof

5 Gender-Neutral Terms From Around The World You Should Know

As it's become clear that gender identities besides "man" and "woman" exist, a problem has emerged: Most languages don't have commonly used terms to describe these identities. To solve this problem, some languages have created gender-neutral terms, i…
By Suzannah Weiss

Pakistani Lawmakers Just Passed A Transgender Rights Bill & It's History In The Making

According to NPR on Wednesday, Pakistan's parliament passed a transgender rights bill that will give members of the Pakistani transgender community the right to have their gender identity officially recognized on various government documents. If the …
By Mehreen Kasana

Parents Of LGBTQ Teens Don't Know How To Discuss Sex — And It's A Major Problem

It's no secret that having the sex talk is uncomfortable for parents and kids alike. But LGBTQ kids have an even more difficult time with learning about the birds and bees, because they may be having The Talk with parents who not only are extra uncom…
By James Loke Hale

A Pride Parade Is Coming To Mike Pence's Hometown, Thanks To This High School Senior

On Wednesday, The Indianapolis Star reported that Mike Pence's hometown will host a pride parade for the first time this spring. The organizer of the event is Erin Bailey, a high school senior from Columbus, Indiana (just like Pence), and she plans t…
By Mehreen Kasana

YA Novels Are Still Leaving Queer Girls Behind & It's Not OK

If you search "queer women young adult books" on Google, the top result is a book list compiled by Autostraddle. When I was a queer teenager, lists like these barely existed and when they did, they usually weren't in highly visible magazines and webs…
By Alaina Leary

Gina Rodriguez Is Coming To ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ & Her Rumored Guest Role Is The Actual Best

Fresh off the heels of the news that Gina Rodriguez will star in a Netflix rom-com, the actor has another exciting role in the works. Rodriguez will appear on Brooklyn Nine-Nine for an episode, and fans of the Fox sitcom will love the character she's…
By Meghan DeMaria

Trump Acknowledges World AIDS Day, But Not The LGBTQ Community

Ahead of Dec. 1's World AIDS Day, President Trump released a remembrance statement honoring the lives lost, the history of AIDS in the United States, and global efforts to fight the disease. However, in the more than 600-word long proclamation, Trump…
By Priscilla Totiyapungprasert

Australia Is Officially One Step Closer To Marriage Equality

Australia may be inching closer to legalizing same-sex marriage after 61.6 percent of Australians declared support for marriage equality in a survey targeting over 12 million people. The historic news, announced by officials in the country on Wednesd…
By Mehreen Kasana

The Gay Man Who Fought Kim Davis To Get Married Might Now Run Against Her

After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was not one of the people celebrating. Davis gained national infamy for defying the federal court order by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex coupl…
By Priscilla Totiyapungprasert