Queer Life

As lesbian and bisexual women, we know we come in all shapes and sizes. We embody different habits, quirks, and idiosyncrasies. And because we know there’s no “right” way to live, we’ve learned to accept ourselves for exactly who we are.

Never Regret Experimenting

Some time ago, I was dating a girl who I thought was perfect for me. We had been friends for most of our lives, and I found myself incredibly attracted to her. I knew all about her troubled past, but I was willing to look past it because I also…

Study Proves That Lesbians Are Crazy About Tumblr

When it comes to social media, we each pick our favorite poison. Some of us throw on a pair of huge sunglasses and stay Instagram ready at every moment of the day, while others do the world a favor by tweeting our constant genius inspirations. But, statistically speaking, most LGBT…

‘Youth, Interrupted’ Goes Behind the Scenes with Trans Teens

Transgender teens today face something that no generation of transgender people has ever faced before them: Visibility. Of course, transphobia is still an enormous problem, transgender women are being killed at horrifying rates, transgender teens face discrimination and homelessness, and more and more schools are passing laws against transgender students.…

Get Fit At America’s Only Queer Gym

Being a queer woman at the gym is a lose-lose situation. If you’re femme, then you’ll have to keep looking over your shoulder, ready to defend against “well-meaning” (read: creepy) straight men who think the gym is a great place to cruise for women. There are only so many times…

7 Ways to Be a Better Ally

Queer women are awesome. That’s why you’re on this site, right? Maybe you’re an amazing queer lady who loves to connect with other amazing queer ladies. Or maybe you’re just a rad ally who wants to be an asset to the queer community. Here’s the thing. Sometimes allies make things…

Are You Ableist Without Realizing It?

Queer spaces are supposed to be safe spaces. Sadly, more often than not, queer spaces exclude certain groups of people, such as people of color or nonbinary people. One group that is not just overlooked, but also made invisible, is disabled queer people. If you asked most queer people if…

What is a Polyamorous Family?

Polyamory comes in all shapes and sizes. Some people treat polyamory like an open relationship with a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, while other people give their partners a run-down of the people they’re sleeping with. Then there are families. Families are for people who like their partners to all…

MyQueerReview Helps You Find Safe Spaces in Your City

As queer women, we know the importance of safe spaces – spaces where we can escape the homophobia, misogyny and all-around unpleasantness of the real world. And we each have our own favorites. Maybe you love to curl up at the sex-positive café-bookshop around the corner. Maybe you attend meetings…

Are You an Inclusive Feminist?

As we’ve talked about before, intersectional feminism is crucial. Intersectional feminism expands the tight boundaries of traditional feminism, which often overlooks the realities of non-white, non-cisgender and non-straight women. So how do you take steps towards actually including all types of people in your feminism? Acknowledge that you’re privileged. If…

Should You Come Out At Work?

Coming out is hard. Your parents might disown you. Your friends might shun you. Your priest might send you to reparative therapy. And, of course, you might get fired. Even if your family, friends and rabbi are completely okay with your sexuality, your boss might not be as forgiving. And…

Meet Queer Poet-Entrepreneur Vanessa Newman

Vanessa Newman wrote internationally-acclaimed poetry, started a groundbreaking company, and now runs a dating curation studio – and she’s only 22. How did someone so young become so successful so quickly? She’s always been driven. As a queer, Catholic black women from the south, she had to be determined if…

What Is Intersectional Feminism, And Why Is It Crucial?

Feminism has problems. A lot of problems. One of the biggest problems is that the broader American feminist movement is largely focused on the problems of privileged cisgender white women. The problems of queer women, women of color, disabled women, transgender women, women of low socio-economic status, etc. are often…

The Queer Muslim Movement Is Growing

In America, Muslims are often depicted as intolerant and bigoted. However, more and more Muslims are openly identifying as queer, and more and more mosques around the country are openly accepting queer people. All over the United States and Canada, queer imams are reaching out to LGBT Muslims – instead…

Stay Warm This Winter With a Free Self-Care Package

Winter is especially hard for many LGBT people. In addition to having to endure holidays with less-than-welcoming family members, queer people must contend with freezing temperatures, lots of darkness and sometimes Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). And, of course, Donald Trump becomes President this January. Everyone Is Gay is here to…

15 Signs You May Be Polyamorous

You’ve never been good at relationships. You’ve tried, but something about them always felt…off. You can’t put your finger on why. But the thought of being tied to just one person makes your stomach churn. Maybe you feel guilty or maybe you’re just confused. What the hell is going on?…

21 Lesbian Jokes to Tell at the Dinner Table

Your family doesn’t quite understand your sexuality. They think lesbians do nothing but scissor and talk about how much they hate men. They’re wrong – lesbians also crack corny jokes. After you try a few of these jokes at the Thanksgiving dinner table, your family will become much more accepting of…