Why Coming Out Day Still Matters

For trans people and asexuals, coming out isn’t just about visibility. It’s survival.

A Case for LGBTQ History in Schools

LGBTQ experiences stand as integral strands in the overall multicultural rainbow. Everyone has a right to information that clarifies and explains these histories.

Defying What’s Blackness, What’s Femininity, What’s Masculinity

One group says, “Act like a man.” One group says, “Femme it up.” Icon does neither.

Call for Submissions: Back to School – Out in the Halls

Jr. high, high school, college, trade school, any school can be challenging for gay, bi, trans*, and queer folk. We want to hear your stories and advice.

Comics For Anyone Struggling To Explain What It Means To Be Queer

We may be growing in visibility, but it doesn’t mean we don’t sometimes feel alone.

I Had to Run Away From My Problems Before I Could Face Them

Faced with feeling like he had nowhere to go, Cameron started running. He stopped on a California freeway.

My Son Wore A Dress To School Today

Doug Gertner’s 15 year old son wore a dress to the second day of school. Here’s how he reacted.

In Search of Abe in Dupont Circle

L. Lamar Wilson recounts a heady encounter between two young people who may or may not be acting as a queer mirror of Abraham Lincoln’s younger years.

My Experience of “Awkward Gender Moments” Should Matter to People Other Than Me

The seemingly benign moments do in fact matter.

I Am What I Am When I Am It

James Blakely explores what it means when the typical labels about sexuality don’t fit.

Mater, Maritatus

Dakota Garilli writes of boys, their mothers, and “how we learn /of love.”

Meet the Dad Who Fought to be One of Florida’s First Gay Adoptive Parents and Won!

Becoming a dad was not easy for Robert Lamarche. To do it, he had to fight the state and gain recognition for himself and want-to-be dads like him. Here is an interview with him, and his story.

The Art of Asking for Your Help and My Number

Andrew Morrison-Gurza on the difficulties of asking for help when you just want to be one of the guys.

#DeliciouslyDisabled: One Man Bares (Almost) All

Writer and activist Andrew Morrison-Gurza strips down and shares why he loves his body in a feature about loving who you are.

What Happens When Children From Same Sex Parent Homes Speak Out

Anti-gay conservatives often refer to children raised by same sex parents as “social experiments.” They are not experiments; they are human beings, and human beings with voices. Here is what those voices say.

From The Frontlines . . . of Sports: Richard Peralta’s Rugby Story

Richard Peralta, on the New Zealand All Blacks vs. USA Eagles match at Soldier Field that was particularly meaningful for him as a gay rugby player and fan of the game