Arts & Entertainment

Why You Should be Watching Amazon’s Transparent

Amazon’s new TV series shows that transgender storylines don’t have to revolve around prostitution or CSI body bags. If you’re looking for positive queer representation on television, it’s time to turn off the cable and go to your on-demand streaming…

Janet Mock’s Outrage for her Trans* Identity

On February 5, Janet Mock, a 29-year-old trans activist of color and author of Redefining Realness was interviewed on Piers Morgan Live. Throughout the interview, he continually referred to her past identity “as a man,” claiming that she “was a…

What I Did For Love

  “Do you have to fuck someone in order to be able to sleep next to them?” This question is directed towards the protagonist Franck, but is more likely meant for the gay audience watching. In the French psycho-thriller film…

Queer Film: La Vie d’Adèle

Blue Is the Warmest Colour, or  La Vie d’Adèle—Chapitres 1 & 2, is a 2013 French romantic drama film written, produced, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. The film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year and…

Film Nostalgia: Philadelphia

A movie is good when it not only has a great story, but when it also makes a statement about society’s stigma on homosexuals, AIDS, and the relationships between homophobes and queers. To put it simply (even though you really…

From White to Purple

From White to Golden to now Purple, Betty White will adopt a new color to her name, in support of Queer youth across the country. On October 17th, Betty White will be among millions of purple supporters standing against bullying…

Orphan Black’s Hot Lesbian

If you fell in love with Netflix’s lesbianic original series, Orange is the New Black only to find that the season was over before you could bat an eyelash, then Orphan Black is the new show for you. Co-created by…

Feminism, The Swimsuit Edition: Forging a New Miss America?

Of the institutions and events in the United States that might be admired for leading the charge toward equality, beauty pageants are not likely to be considered among them. In a culture that is overwhelmingly, unbearably concerned with the manufactured…

Queer Film: Ma vie en Rose (My life in Pink)

  The movie is about a young boy named Ludovic. Ludovic cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl; he talks of marrying the neighbor’s son and cannot understand why everyone is so surprised about it. At first, his parents think…

Queer Spring Playlist

  Perhaps my favorite depiction of the cracking forth of yolky spring from hard-shelled winter are Chaucer’s opening lines to The Canterbury Tales (bear with me through the Middle English, the ethical English major side of me disallows me from…