Queer Halloween Playlist

This year, Halloween came upon me rather suddenly, like a wisp of smoke blown over from a DTLA factory across the wind. Or something. Back home, the decaying smell of leaves as they gradually lost their livelihood and faded into…

Dear Gay Uncle Joe: Why do I like straight-acting guys?

Dear Gay Uncle Joe, Why, even in our community of gay men, is there a hierarchy between feminine and masculine men? It seems that gay men who act masculine are generally higher up on the totem pole of attractiveness. Our…

ABC: F is for Femme Visibility

I’ve always been a little feminine. One day, while talking to my friend in 8th-grade after school, her little brother came up to me and asked “Why do you talk like a girl?” I didn’t know how to respond. On…

ABC: E is for ENDA

ENDA stands for the Employee Non-Discrimination Act , federal legislation that would prevent employers from firing, harassing or discriminating against LGBTQ employees based on gender identity or sexual orientation. Since 1974, (the first being The Equality Act of 1974), there…

ABC: D is for Demi(Sexual/Gender)

We often hear “demi”in the context of demigods. Many demigods (in Greek mythology) were children of Zeus or Poseidon, and legend has it that these mythological figures tended to become infatuated with mortal humans quite often. But wait a minute.…

Kink Korner: Consent

(Daddy and Kitten have teamed up on this article, since consent is pretty much the same for everyone!) Consent. It’s a topic that has been in the news a lot lately, especially surrounding the new “affirmative consent” rules at schools…

ABC: C for Cisgender

Like me, you’ve probably never heard of this term and therefore don’t know the privilege tied to being cisgender.  Good thing you’re reading this though; education on the existence of all parts of the queer spectrum is not only something…

Dear Gay Uncle Joe: I’m Out But My Family Hasn’t Said Anything!

Dear Gay Uncle Joe, So I’ve been having a lot of trouble lately deciding how to approach me being gay to my family.  I’ve already come out to them, albeit in a roundabout way, but they haven’t really brought it…

Kink Korner: Don’t Dream It, Be It

If you’re reading this, you’re probably kinkier than you’d like to admit. It’s okay! Most of us are. According to a recent study, most of us have a broad variety of freaky fantasies on a regular basis. But what if…

ABC’s: B is for Bisexual

No, I don’t ride a bicycle. No, she’s not attracted to pans. When I was growing up, I was told being bisexual meant you were attracted to men and women, and were probably kind of a flake. There was no…