A Brief History Of Having A Girl Crush

I’m on my second ridiculously overpriced holiday martini concoction in a Santa’s wonderland pop-up bar downtown. Christmas lights in all colors twinkle and dizzy me. Or...

“What’s Your Favorite Part About Being Gay?”: I Asked 30 Lesbians And Here’s What...

Being a lesbian can be so fun. If we focus exclusively on the positives here and not think about how dangerous it can be, it’s one of...

A Coming (Out) Of Age Story

By Carly Proud Updated August 26, 2020 Photo by Külli Kittus on Unsplash By Carly Proud Updated August 26, 2020 Photo by Külli Kittus on Unsplash Looking back on my childhood, a...

Dear JK Rowling, Stop Using Gay People To Justify Your Transphobia

JK Rowling is at it again. The author of the much beloved and impossibly influential Harry Potter series can’t stop tweeting transphobic rhetoric. She argues she...

The Uncomfortable Truth About Learning To Love Your New Self After Coming Out

I’ve lived my life in two parts: before I realized I was gay and after. I have separated these parts of my life so harshly that I’ve...

10 LGBTQ+ Romance, Fantasy, And Thriller Novels You Need To Read In 2020

1. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston “What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales? When his mother became President, Alex...

20 LGBTQ+ Books To Check Out This Pride Month

1. Less by Andrew Sean Greer Amazon Arthur Less is going through a rough patch: he’s about to turn 50, his ex-boyfriend, whom he dated for nine years,...

We Used To Kiss | Thought Catalog

(This poem is a dedication to the LGBTQ and growing community. In the 1980’s, many queer individuals lost their lives and loved ones due to the...