Perspective

Queer Reflection on Dating Apps

Graphic by Carmen Ngo Let’s be real, dating is difficult for queer people. Personally, as a queer, agender, polyamorous person of color, I find it difficult to find like-minded people to form genuine romantic connections with. We would all love…

My Obsession with Middle-Aged Women

Recognizing Queerness in Your Childhood Graphic by Carmen Ngo It started in a fourth grade classroom. I was supposed to be staring down at my test, but I couldn’t keep my eyes off the billowing fairy that trailed among us.…

The Allure of Androgyny

Left: Captain Androgyny; Right: Leia la Voix In this mixed up, muddled up, shook up world, finding one’s soul mate(s) is a rare treasure indeed. My boyfriend and I have been together for five years now and, in addition to…

Shock the Audience

Graphic by Hannah Boston It was the moment we had all been waiting for. Our theater class was finally about to experience the magic of that wonderful unit, Expressionism. We had all heard about it from girls in older grades.…

Do I Really Want to Have a Family?

Graphic by Shay Suban Growing up, I always assumed that someday I would get married and have a family. In fact, when I was little, my friends and I loved to play House, acting like mommies and daddies, pretending we…

My First Time in Drag

The first time I did drag was the Friday before Halloween, 2016. For those who don’t know — doing drag is a fucking nightmare. The time I spent in preparation was probably a greater amount of time than I’ve dedicated…

The Questioning Limbo

graphics by Liana Kindler A close friend semi-outed me in June. She asked me and my best friend what our sexualities were. It was a very open environment; we were at a small grad party of about ten friends, half…

I’m Never Coming Out to My Family

And here’s why that’s OK. Coming out to my friends was hard enough (and the consequent decision I have to make of whether or not I want to come out to every new person I meet… but that’s another story…

No, I’m Not Interested in a Threesome: The Tinder Types

For months, my friends had insisted that I make a Tinder account. And for months, I kept up a strong, noble resistance. I have nothing against Tinder or anybody who uses it, but personally, I could never get used to…

Platonic Love and Adamantium-Based Mountains

On Valentine’s Day, the online newsmagazine Wear Your Voice: Intersectional Feminist Media published the article “Platonic Love: Relationships Are More than Just Sex.” (http://wearyourvoicemag.com/2016/02/12/platonic-love-relationships-just-sex/) hyperlink? The article goes into the importance and complexity of platonic relationships and creates the space…