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Q-We’re Calendar 2015 Teaser

Q-were is back and has released their 2015 edition of their queer erotica calendar! The slogan has pulled forward as their permanent slogan, “Get Happy! Get Naked!” Buy a calendar! Q-were, a diverse fun, erotic fine art calendar geared toward the LBTPQQIA community. This calendar not only functions as a fine art but a centerpiece […]

Queer Artist Sam Kirk to represent Chicago at Miami’s International Art Basel Show

Sam Kirk splits her time between Chicago and Brooklyn, but she will be representing her hometown of Chicago this December during an exhibit with Red Bull at SCOPE for Miami’s annual Art Basel International showcase. Sam Kirk and Tubs are the two artists who received the curatorial vote during the Chicago Red Bull Canvas Cooler, and […]

10 Quotes that make Wanda Sykes Awesome

As if we didn’t love Wanda Sykes enough, here’s 10 more reasons she’s been an awesome celeb who speaks her mind as well as makes us have a ripping good laugh… Check out Wanda Sykes at the Chicago Theatre on October 18th. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win 2 tickets […]

Reeling 32: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival

Reeling 32: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, September 18th and runs through Thursday, September 25th at various locations, with the Landmark (2828 N. Clark) as its main venue. Here are some of the top picks for lesbian films in this year’s line-up: Appropriate Behavior Outspoken twenty-something Shirin is a bit […]

Snow Days for Snow-Gays

(And Other Lovers of Queer Amusement) On these long, blustery days in which driving is hazardous and snuggling with fur-babies under warm covers is obligatory, what’s a queer to do all day? I have a few suggestions to help make your snow days profoundly gay. Don your fuzziest robe and curl up with one of […]

The Girl Scouts: Selling Cookies Has ALWAYS Been a Euphemism for Lesbian Sex

This morning my sister Trish Bendix brought my attention to another attack on the Girl Scouts—apparently, some pastor thinks the Girl Scouts sell “lesbian cookies.” And I’m like, “Hell yes they do!” Instead of the apple, the Scouts lead you into temptation with a cookie. OBVIOUSLY. I wrote about this phenomenon over a year ago: Another day, another […]

90’s TV Characters You Had a Crush On

Picture yourself as a baby queer, sitting on your parent’s (carpeted) living room floor, too close to the television screen, staring into the dreamy eyes of your secret crush. Your TV crush might have even been the first ‘whoa’ moment of queer attraction that you experienced. Television characters remained a safe distance from our real […]

GLAAD Shifts Focus from Television to Cinema

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has been keeping tabs on LGBTQ representation on television networks for nearly twenty years. They release an annual Network Responsibility Index and “Where We Are on TV” report to improve quality and frequency of diversity on television. Over the past decade, television networks have improved significantly in […]

Meet Marcie Bianco: Queer Public(s) Intellectual, PhD

By Mallorie DeRiggi An “understudy” of Kate Bornstein, lesbian columnist and professor, Marcie Bianco has received widespread recognition for her work as she continues to be a fearless advocate of queer rights and the modern feminist movement. Marcie Bianco is currently a columnist for AfterEllen.com and Lambda Literary and is an adjunct professor at both […]