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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. ...

Transgender 9-Year-Old Adapts to School Life as a Boy
yahoo.com
July 7, 2015

The story of transgender 9-year-old Q Daily, of Brooklyn, is powerful, as he just completed his first full year of school — third grade — as a boy.

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USA dominates Japan to win World Cup, 5-2
washingtonblade.com
July 7, 2015

The U.S. Women’s National Team dominated Japan in Sunday’s 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, defeating the team that beat them four years ago 5-2.

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Op-ed: I'm a Lesbian Targeted by the Bathroom Police
Advocate.com
July 7, 2015

“Are you transgender?” This is the question everyone’s asking me lately thanks to Caitlyn Jenner. Back in the day, they’d just ask if I was a man or a woman. Things were a lot simpler then.

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Former Oregon bakery owners must pay $135,000 for denying lesbians wedding cake
LA Times
July 7, 2015

The former owners of an Oregon bakery have been ordered to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused a wedding cake, in the latest front in the battle between religious liberty and individual rights.

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Lesbian Chinese student bravely wears rainbow flag to 'come out' at graduation ceremony
Mirror Online
July 7, 2015

Wan Qing has been praised by equality campaigners for choosing to come out at her university graduation ceremony

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Women's World Cup 2015: Anti-Gay Marriage Republican Presidential Candidates Congratulate Team With Gay Players
ibtimes.com
July 7, 2015

Although many Republican presidential candidates oppose same-sex marriage, they tweeted congratulations to the women's team -- which has four openly gay members, including the coach.

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Lawmakers in Oregon vote to aid gay veterans, strippers
Washington Times
July 7, 2015

Oregon lawmakers gave an assist to gay veterans in the final hours of the 2015 legislative session.

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Colorado ballot initiatives target LGBTs following gay marriage ruling
TheHill
July 7, 2015

The ballot initiatives filed last week would roll back protections for LGBTs. 

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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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