Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger has written 76 posts for The L Stop

Common Reasons Couples Fight: The Saga of Right and Wrong

One of the most common reasons couples fight is because people in relationships often spend a lot of time and energy trying to explain why they are right. After a disagreement, the “who-was-right-and-who-was-wrong” aftermath can persist for much longer than the argument itself, and can easily become an argument about the argument. In this way, […]

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 […]

How to Cope with Transgender Stress

Being transgender is hard. It is no surprise that transgender individuals experience a kind of stress that cisgender (those who identify with the gender they were assigned at birth) individuals do not. People who identify as transgender can and often do experience stigma, discrimination, violence, and internalized homophobia/transphobia. People who are transgender also are at […]

Americans Speak Out Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

Over the past several months, anti-gay laws in Russia have gained attention worldwide, particularly in the United States and other countries with marriage equality laws in place. In addition to outrageous discrimination against the LGBT population in Russia, these laws will impact LGBT citizens of other countries who visit Russia (and anyone that law-enforcing officials […]

Red Light Therapy: Portraits of Healing

Sex workers have all the stories. It’s time that they have a platform to share them within a context of healing, empowerment, transformation and enlightenment. An exciting and radical new book is in the works, and the editor is currently seeking contributions! The book will be a compelling and dynamic collection of essays, poetry and […]

6 Small Changes That Make a Big Difference – Part 2

In last month’s blog, we looked at the following vignette: Katie wakes up from another night of not nearly enough hours of sleep. Her life always seemed to have such a crazy pace that she felt the need to stay up late to catch up on things she wasn’t able to get to during “normal” […]

A Conversation With YouTube Sensation Arielle Scarcella

By Mallorie DeRiggi YouTube sensation Arielle Scarcella is gaining new followers by the day and she is taking full advantage of the new found spotlight she has gained to make a real difference for our community and to make you laugh along the way. ____________________________________________________________________________ Arielle Scarcella is your average woman living and working in […]

6 Small Changes That Make a Big Difference – Part 1

Katie wakes up from another night of not nearly enough hours of sleep. Her life always seemed to have such a crazy pace that she felt the need to stay up late to catch up on things she wasn’t able to get to during “normal” working hours. She decides to forsake the gym this morning […]

Dispatch from a Dominatrix, Installment One: A Good Spanking

So, I’ve always been a pretty vanilla gal when it comes to bedroom fun. Maybe some light hair pulling or a playful slap now and again, but all in all pretty basic. Not because of any hangups, but because it just didn’t seem like I needed anything else. Well, the other day I was reading […]