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Agni Yoga Offers Self-Care For Queer People

Self-care is vital. Sometimes you need emotional self-care, like watching your favorite movie or spending time meditating or with friends. Sometimes you need physical self-care, like going for a run or eating salad. Agni’s Queer and Trans Yoga Class offers the best of both. This weekly class is specifically geared…

Explore NYC’s Queer History With This Fun, Interactive Map

Queer history comes to life in this interactive new map. The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has finally, after two long years of work, released a map that traces NYC’s queer history from the 17th century to the present. The map covers more than 550 locations, from popular spots like Stonewall…

25 Signs You Should Break Up

Sometimes it’s obvious when you need to break up. If you find your girlfriend’s ex’s underwear in the bed, it’s over. But other times – most times – it’s not so clear. Boredom and dissatisfaction may slowly creep up on you like rainclouds from a distance. Or you might roll…

15 Reasons To Create Queer Art

Make queer art. If you’re an artist, create a queer superhero. If you’re a writer, include queer characters. If you’re a filmmaker, don’t shy away from LGBT content. If you like video games, please, for the sake of queer gamers, create. Of course, you don’t have to make queer art.…

Quick Mental Health Apps to Make Your Day Better

How’s your mental health these days? Life can be a lot. On top of dealing with sometimes horrifying world politics, you have to handle everyday life, which might include racism, sexism, classism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, or all of the above. That’s in addition to juggling classes and jobs and family…

Top 7 Queer Moments: Steven Universe

If you could sum up Steven Universe in one line, it would be this: Giant lesbian space rocks and lots of self-care. The show is a virtual safe space where gems fall in love, watermelons rule their own island, and Nicki Minaj voices a badass character. It follows the adventures of Steven,…

3 Lesbian Films That Break the Mold

Most lesbian films follow a simple formula: One straight girl + one mysterious queer woman + a shadowy male authority figure representing the patriarchy + cute scenes set to indie music = a top spot in Netflix’s LGBT movie section. But some lesbian films are breaking the mold. They manage…

What Do Butch Women Like In Bed?

When you picture a butch woman, who comes to mind? Maybe it’s Poussey or Boo from Orange is the New Black, each sporting short hair and a boyish swagger. Maybe it’s Ruby Rose, who blurs gender. Maybe you picture an innocuous short-haired woman like Tig Notaro or Alison Bechdel, or…

#LesbianAnthem Gives A Voice to Queer Indians

Being queer anywhere is far from easy. For example, in India, despite the increasingly liberal young population, many people still hold relatively conservative views. Arranged marriages are common, the caste system has not completely disappeared, and heterosexuality is the presumed norm. Queer rights activist Malini Jeevarathnam takes a stand against…

Get Your Fix of Cuteness with ‘Bingo Love’

The comic book world is finally telling new stories. Roxane Gay and Ta-Nehisi Coates are concocting black superheroes for Marvel. Meanwhile, America Chavez is taking center stage, catching the eye of openly queer actors of color such as Gina Rodriguez. The current Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, is a fierce Muslim girl in…

1920s Berlin Was Queerer Than NYC is Today

Although Germany now has a lesbian-only cemetery, the country was not always so progressive. During Hitler’s reign, Nazis rounded up LGBT people. Queer women went into hiding, lost their families and were forced to flee the country. But what happened right before that? The new book Queer Identities pulls back…