Tag: LGBTQ Community

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…

Edges Of The Rainbow: A Photographic Book About The Japanese LGBTQ Community

Edges of the Rainbow, is a new photo book by Parisian-born New York photographer Michel Delsol and Tokyo-born journalist Haruku Shinozaki. It unveils the fascinating, resilient and unforgettable characters within the country’s proud and present LGBTQ community. Japan has experienced its own set of historical challenges for it’s LGBTQ community. However, despite conservative ideologies –…

How To Deal With Homophobia

Homophobia has been around forever and it doesn’t look like it’s going to go away anytime soon, especially as Trump and Pence are the epitome of hatred, but we have a duty to ourselves and our fellow LGBTQ community to do something about it. We obviously can’t put ourselves in…

The Faces of Queer South Africa

South Africa is one of Africa’s most socially progressive countries. Same-sex marriage was legalized in 2006, nine years before the U.S., and South Africa was the first country to instate a constitution that forbids discrimination based on sexuality. Unfortunately, despite the progressive legislation, LGBTQ people are far from welcome. Every…

What Is LGBTQA+?

The acronym “LGBT” has long been used to refer to the huge number of sexual orientations and gender identities that don’t fall under the hetero- and cis-normative umbrella that society insists on viewing as humanity’s default setting. In recent years, though, the preferred acronym has been undergoing some changes, expanding…

Major Victory for Lebanon’s LGBTQ Community

LGBTQ rights supporters rejoiced last Thursday with news that homosexuality is no longer illegal in Lebanon.  A court ruling abolished a case against an unnamed trans-woman (accused of having a “same sex relationship with a man”) stating that homosexuality can no longer be considered a crime because it is “not unnatural.” Lebanese law…