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The Welcome Challenges of Marriage Equality

For some time now, my spouse and I have been bickering over where we should live in our retirement years. ...

Obama Used The N-word Appropriately

When news broke that President Obama used the n-word during the podcast interview “WFT with Marc Maron” about America’s racial history, it caused shock waves. ...

The Transparency of a "Incog-Negro”

In trying to make sense of Rachel Dolezal, the self-identified “black” woman of two white parents, and the thought -provoking queries now raised about transracialsim and transethnicity Boston Glob ...

Watch Fun Home's Sydney Lucas Performing at Tony Awards

The Adorable 11-year-old star of "Fun Home", Sydney Lucas performs live at the Tony's. The song, "Ring of Keys", in which the young Alison Bechdel recognizes her inner butch.   ...

Is Caitlyn Jenner The Rght Poster Girl For Trans Equality?

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has once again captured the world’s attention.  And this time not as America’s beloved 1976 Olympic gold medal decathlete or patriarch in the&nb ...

Astraea honoring Boston’s sheroes

The evening of May 12th at the South End’s wildly popular Bohemian hip spot “The Beehive” was a night to remember.  ...

Coming Home, Portraits of the Formerly Incarcerated

Megan Ghiroli's compelling portrait photography is what originally brought her to the attention of Velvetpark. ...

A Shrine For Girls, Installation by Patricia Cronin

New York artist Patricia Cronin, known for her bold social statements and use of traditional media in the form of cast bronze, marble, water color and oils, has a conceptionaly driven installation ...

Marriage Equality hangs in the balance with Supreme Court

With thirty-seven states now legal proponents of marriage equality along with our nation’s capitol LGBTQ Americans and our allies knew it would be just a matter of time before the issue would be ...

Tomboy @ ODETTA

If you don't keep up with the loft parties, new bars, and sky rocketing rents in Bushwick then, you probably aren't keeping up with the gallery scene either. ...

Q Boston Conference About Us, Not For Us

Here in LGBTQ-friendly Massachusetts, there are not too many places where we are not welcome. We are invited to conferences, schools, public events, and churches. ...

Emilia Clarke is the First Game of Thrones Cast Member to Admit Jon Snow Might Return
Vanity Fair
July 1, 2015

Finally, a crack in the unified front.

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A Weekend of Russian Pride
The New Yorker
July 1, 2015

Masha Gessen on the refugees of anti-gay violence and legislation in Russia and former Soviet republics who came together for this year's Pride Parade.

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15 Fun Tidbits from Hillary’s Emails
NYMag
July 1, 2015

The first batch features congressional gossip, tech troubles, and a Nixon burn, but nothing about Benghazi.

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Escaped Convicts Swapped Celebrity Portrait Paintings for Tools
hyperallergic.com
June 30, 2015

Art may calm disturbed minds, but Richard Matt’s knack for drawing didn't keep him from snapping his 72-year-old boss's neck in 1997. It did, however, help him bust out of prison. According to the New York Times, prison guard Gene Palmer gave Matt and his

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Why Schumer’s Reaction to Critique Is a Dead End
Vulture
June 30, 2015

Rather than listen to the critique, she got defensive and recycled a series of arguments that have become familiar from previous incidents involving Trevor Noah, Lisa Lampanelli, Daniel Tosh, and others

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Scalia Is More Isolated, Ferocious Than Ever
NYMag
June 29, 2015

The more isolated he gets, the more extravagant his rhetoric becomes.

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How Artists Can Help Us Conceive of New Flags and Monuments for the US
hyperallergic.com
June 29, 2015

All flags bear the stain of conquest. We plant our flags over the dead to declare our newly claimed land or laws more valuable, an act declaring the deaths as less so, or worth it. I can’t think of one politically significant

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In Fez: The Art-Dealer’s Dar
Public Books
June 29, 2015

Located in Fez’s medina—one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Islamic world—and reachable only by foot, this antique shop beguiles customers with old carved wooden doors, ornate silverware, and richly framed mirrors and textiles.

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9 Transgender Men of Color
The Root
June 26, 2015

These men are using their life experiences to make a lasting impact on the transgender community.

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12 Live Horses Are Currently On Display In A Manhattan Art Gallery: Gothamist
gothamist.com
June 26, 2015

Yesterday we were alerted to an art exhibit which is comprised of live horses tethered to a wall in a Manhattan gallery. Is it art or animal cruelty? Below, critics and activists weigh in on the 3-day installation—called Untitled (12 Horses)—currently on display at Gavin Brown's Enterprise.

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Why SCOTUS Believes Same-Sex Marriage Is a Right -- NYMag
NYMag
June 26, 2015

Gay couples hailing from red states asked "for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."

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A Party for Edith Windsor
The New Yorker
June 26, 2015

Ariel Levy on Edith Windsor’s reaction to the Supreme Court ruling, in Obergefell v. Hodges, that marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans.

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Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes
ARTnews
June 24, 2015

Despite encouraging signs of women’s improved status and visibility in the art world, there are still major systemic problems. Do not misunderstand me: women

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Linda Nochlin on Feminism Then and Now
ARTnews
June 24, 2015

The following is a companion Q&A to Maura Reilly’s examination of the status of Women in the Art World, "Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and

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Kanye West Did Not Compare Himself to Leonardo Da Vinci (Except, He Did) | In the Air
BLOUIN ARTINFO Blogs
June 24, 2015

Rapper, producer, entrepreneur, and minor deity Kanye West would like you to know that he did not just compare himself to Leonardo Da Vinci. But he could if he wanted to.

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court uphold planned parenthoods telemedicine abortion
feministing
June 19, 2015

In a blow to a popular anti-choice restriction, Iowa’s Supreme Court ruled today that the state’s attempt to ban a Planned Parenthood program administering abortion via telemedicine is unconstitutional.

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Woman Raising Money to Make Relentlessly Gay Yard Even Gayer
jezebel.com
June 19, 2015

One woman in Baltimore is not taking complaints about her “relentlessly gay” yard lying down.

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Things Fall Apart: On Mother Emanuel and White Terrorism
The Root
June 19, 2015

We are a nation sick with racism, refusing to seek comprehensive treatment, and black people are disproportionately suffering because of it.

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When they ask ‘Miss, are you a lesbian?’, I tell them yes
The Guardian
June 16, 2015

It isn’t easy for a teacher to be out in the classroom. But being seen to be accepted can be of real help to gay students at school

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