NEWSFLASH: Historic Stonewall Inn is Now a National Monument Honoring the Fight for LGBT Rights

The Stonewall Inn, and the rebellion there, became the iconic turning point that ignited the long, arduous battle towards equality for all members of the LGBT community.

Taking a Closer Look at Yara Greyjoy and Lesbian Representation on Game of Thrones

The reveal and development of Yara Greyjoy’s sexuality deserves not only applause, but also some serious thought and questioning.

Hollywood’s Diversity Problem Leaves Latinas Erased and Stereotyped

As we challenge the film industry’s sexism, we need to do more to center one of the often underrepresented and misrepresented communities of women in the industry: Latinas.

The U.S. Has a Lot of Work to Do in the Wake of the Orlando Shooting

As an unabashed Muslim-American manic-depressive, I ask my fellow Americans to reconsider how quickly they rush to blame the presumed other for fostering the ideology that inspired this attack.

Re-Visioning Rich

Remembering and honoring Adrienne Rich’s journey is simultaneously a means of recovering and engaging with our recent feminist past.

“The Powerpuff Girls” and Today’s Feminist Animation Landscape

There will always be a space and a place for the Powerpuff Girls—but we’re living in the golden age of smart, intersectional, feminist children’s animation, and television shows and films alike are currently bursting with fantastic viewing options that explore identity, sexuality, and gender equality in innovative and moving ways.

Secrets and Lies

In 1995 when I discovered my mother’s black heritage, she made me promise never to tell her secret until she died.

What “Trans Panic” Means for My Family and Me

Most of us already hate using public bathrooms. There’s a reason all those news stories compare the bacteria levels of common surfaces—steering wheels, doorknobs—to the bacteria levels in public bathrooms. We’re grossed out by them. They’re malodorous caverns to which we must expose our most sensitive external organs and deposit our own smelly, bacteria-ridden waste […]

Love in the Time of Homophobia: Considering the Use of Confidential Marriage Licenses

When I began Los Angeles County’s online marriage license application a few nights ago, I was asked to choose between either a public or confidential marriage license. I confess that it was the nominally lower price tag of the confidential option that led me to do a quick Google search. There were a few differences between […]

If You Love Queer Feminist Films by Women of Color, Watch This Movie

If you’re like me, the #OscarsSoWhite and #OscarsSoStraight controversies surrounding this year’s Academy Awards—Hollywood’s self-congratulatory pat on the back for making zero progress toward creating a more inclusive industry and more opportunities for women, particularly women of color—left a rancid taste in your mouth. But fear not, feminist cinephiles! This month marks the 20th anniversary of The Watermelon […]