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Janet Mock's 'Pose' Directorial Debut Made History For This Important Reason

Ryan Murphy's new FX series, Pose, is breaking TV boundaries for plenty of reasons. The show's ensemble includes the most transgender actors ever to appear in a cast, with five main cast members who are transgender. Now, there's another noteworthy…
By Meghan DeMaria

You Need To See These Pride Collections That Give Back To The LGBTQI+ Community

This weekend, the nation will be celebrating Pride in all its rainbow-coloured glory. You've probably already sorted your outfits ready for the parades that are taking over the UK. But that doesn't mean you can't snap up some extra goodies from…
By Lauren Sharkey

These Are The Best Insider Tips For Enjoying Pride London When You're On A Budget

It's that time of year again folks, Pride season is upon us and bigger than ever. Celebrating LGBTQI+ culture for the lucky few is every day of the year but for many this annual event is the prime opportunity to get out and celebrate. Whether you…
By Aoife Hanna

21 Novels With Lesbian Characters That You Need To Read, According To Reddit

If you've been looking for a great, newish work of queer literature, look no further. I've got 21 great lesbian novels you need to read pronto, as recommended by redditors on the Suggest Me a Book subreddit. These knowledgeable readers responded to…
By Kristian Wilson

6 Ways To Participate In Pride Without Making It About You

Pride weekend is upon us, and while for many people, it's the culmination of a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ community, for others, it inspires anxiety. If you're reasonably committed to good allyship, you may see queer folks playfully dunking…
By Mariella Mosthof

8 Ways To Support The LGBTQ Community If You Can’t Make It To A Pride Celebration

June is quickly coming to a close, as is the month of Pride: 30 days dedicated to commemoration, solidarity, and celebration. But don't you worry — despite the startlingly fast rate at which this month has flown by, there is still time to overtly…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

'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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
By James Loke Hale