“Can anybody really say that socially reproducing the present state of things is a desirable goal? So, then, what do we dream of?”
Inside the Secret Working Group That Helped Push Anti-Trans Laws Across the Country
“Leaked emails give a glimpse of the religious-right networks behind transgender health care bans.”
Nature Isn’t Called ‘the Wild’ for Nothing: A Queer Ecology Reading List
Media coverage of the natural world rarely acknowledges it, but queerness exists everywhere we look. Homosexuality can be found in 1,500 species. In the wild, there are also examples of asexuality, gender fluidity, polyamory, and sexual voraciousness, including gender-swapping fish, sadomasochist snails, genderqueer lions, birthing male seahorses, partially asexual ants, same-sex songbirds and flamingos, aroused […]
The Forgotten History of the World’s First Trans Clinic
The Institute for Sexual Research in Berlin would be a century old if it hadn’t fallen victim to Nazi ideology.
Did I Tell You About David?
“I didn’t know what he was looking for, but what he saw kept him focused on me in a way I wasn’t sure could or should exist.”
Tampa Teens Reported a Teacher’s Sexual Comments. Then a Student’s Life Was Upended.
“Madisyn didn’t know it, but Hillsborough County Public Schools has a troubled history when it comes to protecting students from sexual misconduct.”
The Function and Language of Ancient Sexual Texts
A fascinating look at so-called obscenity, then and now.
Body of Lies
Deenie Hartzog-Mislock confronts a lifetime of body image trauma when her marriage turns south and sexless.
Learning to Swim Taught Me More Than I Bargained For
In this braided essay, Jazmine Hughes contemplates her resistance to both learning to swim and coming out, and the empowerment each experience offers her when she finally surrenders to them.
Deena ElGenaidi considers the ways in which adoring Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine from afar in her teens and early 20s provided a safe outlet for expressing desire.