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Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Lucy Knisley with a baby carriage. Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos captures the graphic memoirist’s experiences with pregnancy and childbirth — which went about as not smoothly as you could fear, since she almost died during the process. From reading her previous autobiographical graphic novels, I knew she’d dreamed about having children for a long time. As she says in her illustrated introduction, the book covers two years of “what [......
Tags: Feature, Comics, First Second, Lucy Knisley, Nine Months of Careful Chaos

Let Your Heart Be Light

If you’re not ready yet to let go of lovely holiday feelings, let me recommend a charming Christmas romance collection. Let Your Heart Be Light by J.R. Lawrie (published by Carnation Books) is a set of three M/M holiday love stories about two couples. The first is a goofy blue-haired stand-up comic who finds the love of his life in an older civil servant. The second features two neighbors who finally get a chance to meet after one is treated [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, Other Prose, J R Lawrie, Carnation Books

LA council candidate under fire for teaching at school that banned gays

College professor & LA City Council candidate Loraine Lundquist has come under fire by her campaign rival for teaching at a college that did not allow queer students, the Los Angeles Times reports. The charges come from Lundquist’s campaign rival, City Councilman John Lee, who has accused her of enforcing discriminatory practices. “Lundquist made a conscious decision as an adult to teach at and cash a paycheck from a school with a discriminatory policy,” the Lee campaign alleged in a statement....
Tags: Feature, Politics, La, Lifestyle, Los Angeles Times, Ad Friendly, Lee, John Lee, LA City Council, Lundquist, Loraine Lundquist, Lorraine Lundquist, Ludquist, Alma Matter Principa College, Principa, Principa College Last

Christy Hall on bringing a queer teen lead to life in ‘I Am Not OK With This’

Sofia Bryant (left) and Sophia Lillis with Christy Hall on set. Photo by Nicola Goode Sometimes overnight success doesn’t just happen overnight. Just ask Christy Hall, the co-creator/producer/writer of Netflix’s newest foray into sci-fi, I Am Not Ok With This, debuting February 26 on the streaming service. Having toiled for years as a playwright, her first attempts at writing screenplays gained the attention of Jonathan Entswhile, her collaborator on the show. The two paired to adapt Charles ...
Tags: Chuck, Feature, New York, Hollywood, Entertainment, Stephen King, Lifestyle, Netflix, Sydney, Broadway, Hamlet, Ad Friendly, Midwest, Jonathan, Syndey, Carrie

What to Watch: Gays afraid of gay sex, a true-crime investigation and a Hollywood tell-all

Mark Patton get some glove love in “Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge” Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever your entertainment needs, we got your back (and hopefully your mind) with Queerty’s weekly “Culture Club” column with some of the highlights of new releases, streaming shows, classics worth revisiting, and what to drink while you watch. The Stream: The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez The case of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, a child murdere...
Tags: Feature, New York, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Netflix, Elton John, John, Pedro Almodóvar, Antonio Banderas, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Katya, Salvador, Gabriel

Michigan high school student wanted to write about her gay moms. Her teacher said no.

The McDermitt family. Via screenshot. Destiny McDermitt, a junior at Hill-McCloy High School in Montrose, Michigan, has become the center of a media firestorm after her teacher denied her the right to pen an essay about her two moms. The New York Post reports that McDermitt’s teacher, who remains unidentified, assigned her to write an essay about a subject for which she had passion. McDermitt’s mothers, Angela McDermitt-Jackson and Chris Jackson, married when marriage equality became legal in...
Tags: Feature, New York Post, Life, Lifestyle, Michigan, Ad Friendly, Chris Jackson, McDermitt, Angela McDermitt Jackson, Destiny Mcdermitt, Hill McCloy High School, Montrose Michigan, Montrose Community Schools, Linden Moore

JOHN WILCOCK: A Smoke Bomb at The Anarchist Cookbook Press Conference

Thank you for reading -- After eight years on Boing Boing, the John Wilcock story will conclude next week! -- From John Wilcock, New York Years, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall -- (See all Boing Boing installments)
Tags: Feature, Post, Publishing, Video, New York, News, Book, Pranks, Wilcock, Anarchists, JOHN WILCOCK, Ethan Persoff, Scott Marshall, The Anarchist Cookbook, Lyle Stuart, Anarchist Cookbook Press Conference

This carnaval could be sexier and crazier than Rio, check out these pics

After Brazil's President Bolsonaro saw news video, he tweeted, "What is a golden shower?"
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Queerty, Gaycities Link, Mardi Gras, Carnaval, Bolsonaro

PHOTOS: Highlights from the 2020 Queerties

Awards season has officially come to a close with an explosion of talent and queerness. With a record-setting number of votes cast–over 1 million in total–the 2020 Queerties celebrated the best of LGBTQ media and culture. Thanks to Visit Britain, The CW, NULO and SKYY Vodka for making it all possible. Congratulations all around! Head here for a full list of winners, and scroll down for highlights from the unforgettable evening (see even more photos over on our Facebook page)… ‘Race Chaser’ ho...
Tags: Feature, Lifestyle, Britain, Alaska, Head, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Kathy Griffin, Manila Luzon, Michael Henry, Constance Wu, Willam, Kit Williamson, Queerties, Ongina, Skyy Vodka

And the winners of the 2020 Queerties are…

Hollywood lit up Tuesday night as the winners, nominees and voters of the 2020 Queerties celebrated at Liason, honoring the queer community’s brightest stars. Celebrities, social media mavens and journalists converged on the Los Angeles venue to mingle, enjoy a SKYY Vodka cocktail, and honor the best in LGBTQ media and entertainment. The awards ceremony included a special appearance by Kathy Griffin and Muna brought the house down with a performance. With over 1 million votes cast by Queerty rea...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Kathy Griffin, Lizzo, Rupaul, Muna, Kate McKinnon, Billy Porter, Wanda Sykes, Jonathan Van Ness, Queerties 2020, Mark Kanemura Love

EXCLUSIVE: The Naked And Famous drop their newest track, “Come As You Are”

Electropop darlings The Naked And Famous have just released their newest track “Come As You Are,” and in an exciting twist, Queerty readers get to hear it first. “Come As You Are” marks the latest single off the musical duo’s forthcoming album, Recover, set to hit the web May 8. “Come As You Are” deals with themes of insecurity, loneliness, and feeling like an outcast. “It started out as a song about how everyone comes into a new relationship with history and baggage, and how you shouldn’t let ...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Recovery, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Naked And Famous, Thom Powers, Come as You Are, Billy Porter RuPaul, Alisa Xayalith, Xayalith


Author Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl) and artist Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City, Friends With Boys) team up for a lovely seasonal story about friendship and crushes and moving on to a new stage of life in Pumpkinheads. Josiah and Deja are working their last night at the Pumpkin Patch (which is more like a minor amusement park, with food booths and attractions and a giant corn maze). It’s Halloween, after which the patch shuts down, and they’re getting ready to [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, Deja, First Second, Erin Hicks, Rowell Fangirl, Nameless City Friends With Boys, Pumpkinheads Josiah

Sanders staffer ran secret Twitter account, called Pete product of ‘botched conversion therapy’

Ben Mora. Via Twitter The Bernie Sanders campaign has gone into damage control mode following the revelation of a staffer who ran a private Twitter account to troll Sanders’ fellow Democratic primary contenders. Ben Mora worked as a regional field director for the Sanders campaign in Michigan. The Daily Beast now reports that Mora had used the Twitter handle @perma_ben to attack Sanders’ fellow candidates and their families. Mora referred to Sen. Amy Klobuchar as “pained, chunky, [and] confus...
Tags: Feature, Politics, Lifestyle, Warren, Bernie Sanders, Ad Friendly, Sanders, Election 2020, Pete, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Sen Sanders, Mora, Twitter Trolls, Scott Bixby, Sen Amy Klobuchar, Ben Mora

How to Actually Enjoy the Painful Pleasure of Spicy Food

If you’re someone who believes that spicy food is the best food, we don’t have to convince you of its wonders. But not everyone is on board. Between the painful capsaicinoids, the bloating from drinking too much water, and the inevitable sweating, spicy food can also be uncomfortable to eat. Here are some tips to…Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Food, Feature, Kitchen Hacks, Food Hacks, Eating, Lifehacks, Editors Picks, Spicy Food

It’s Carnaval time! Here are photos of gorgeous people Rio de Janeiro

Check out these sexy pics of the sexiest people on the planet
Tags: Hot, Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Rio De Janeiro, Pics, Queerty, Gaycities Link, Carnaval

Conservatives are gunning for gay Trumpster Richard Grenell. Cue the eye rolls.

Just days after the appointment of openly-gay former ambassador Richard Grenell to the role of acting head of national intelligence, conservative critics have gone on the attack. Though openly gay, Grenell has a long history of defending Trump and conversion therapy proponent Mike Pence. That record had done little to assuage far-right homophobes who see Grenell as a “gay activist.” Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, a group which once said Washington was under the control of ga...
Tags: Feature, Politics, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Lifestyle, United States, Truth, Donald Trump, Family Research Council, Ad Friendly, Trump, Mike Pence, Peter Labarbera, Perkins, National Intelligence

Lena Waithe to voice Pixar’s first out-gay character

Writer/actress Lena Waithe has scored a history-making role: that of the first out-gay character in a Pixar film. Waithe, known for her role in the series Master of None, and for creating the popular drama The Chi, will lend her voice to the character Officer Spector, a purple unicorn police officer in the new film Onward. Slate reports that, at one point in the film, Spector tells another character “My girlfriend’s daughter got me pulling my hair out.” The reference may seem subtle, but it sti...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Disney, Lifestyle, Pixar, Ad Friendly, Merida, Skywalker, Spector, Josh Gad, Gad, Lena Waithe, Waithe, LeFou, ONward

Naturally conservatives are furious at gay people for Utah decriminalizing polygamy

Via Flickr The state Senate of Utah voted this week to reclassify polygamy from a felony to a misdemeanor crime. In an oh-so-predictable twist, conservatives have already blamed marriage equality. To be clear: polygamy is not legal in Utah, even under the new statute. That hasn’t stopped conservative publication The Federalist from a hyperbolic attack on LGBTQ rights, in essence blaming legalization of polygamy which hasn’t even happened on queer visibility and marriage equality. Author David...
Tags: Utah, Feature, New York Post, Polygamy, Life, Senate, Lifestyle, United States, David Marcus, Marriage Equality, Marcus, Ad Friendly, Robert E Lee, Jefferson Davis, The Federalist

Whenever Our Eyes Meet: A Women’s Love Anthology

Whenever Our Eyes Meet: A Women’s Love Anthology is a wonderful read if you’re interested in yuri manga or simply sweet romance. The characters are working women, not schoolgirls, which makes this a pleasant addition to the types of stories that are being translated. Each short story is by a different creator. Most are about how a couple meets, including: a one-night stand turns up at work the next day as the new employee former co-workers meeting again by chance [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, Yen Press Manga Reviews

Attention ‘First Wives Club’ fans: Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler & Diane Keaton are back together!

To anyone who has crooned “You Don’t Own Me” after a nasty breakup…or just a few margaritas…take heed! The stars of The First Wives Club are reuniting. Actresses Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton, all of whom headlined the original 1996 cult comedy, will co-star later this year in the holiday comedy Family Jewels. The film–a sort of spiritual sequel to First Wives–will see the three legends play three women, all of whom once married the same man. When he drops dead, the three, along wi...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, New York City, Lifestyle, Bette Midler, Ad Friendly, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, First Wives Club, Goldie Hawn Bette Midler, Family Jewels

WATCH: Bollywood’s first gay rom-com trumpets a new era in India

Bollywood, India’s answer to America’s Hollywood, has released the trailer for Be Extra Careful About Marriage (Hindi title Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan), the first-ever gay-themed romantic comedy produced in the nation. Writer/director Hitesh Kewalya describes the key innovation in the film as empathizing with gay people, rather than making fun of them “in such a way as to make it accessible, and humor seemed to be the natural choice to achieve that,” he told TV network France24. He and star Ay...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, India, Lifestyle, America, Netflix, Bollywood, Ad Friendly, Ayushmann Khurrana, Bollywood India, Be Extra Careful About Marriage, Hitesh Kewalya, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

Jeremy Irons apologizes for past remarks, calls marriage equality a “human right”

Irons in ‘Watchmen’ Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons delivered a powerful address to the media, clarifying and apologizing for past remarks in which he criticized same-sex marriage, abortion and sexism. The comments came at the kickoff of the Berlin International Film Festival, where Irons serves as president of the jury. With several films in competition this year dealing with issues like women’s rights, abortion and homophobia, and with Irons’s past comments resurfacing, the Watchmen star f...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Berlin Film Festival, Irons, Ad Friendly, Radio Times, Jeremy Irons, Huffington Post Irons

What to Watch: Love after death, galactic swashbuckling and a dark queer comedy

After Forever Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever your entertainment needs, we got your back (and hopefully your mind) with Queerty’s weekly “Culture Club” column with some of the highlights of new releases, streaming shows, classics worth revisiting, and what to drink while you watch. The Stream: The Clone Wars: Season 7 Suffering from Mandalorian withdrawal? Still angry over the hot mess that was Rise of Skywalker? Yeah, us too. Luckily, the Star Wa...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Entertainment, Disney, Lifestyle, Netflix, Brian, Republic, David Lynch, Jason, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Anakin Skywalker, McGowan, Carrie, Skywalker

A gay teacher complained about student’s insults; then the kid’s parent tried to stab him

Masakheke Combined School. Courtesy city of Robertson A gay schoolteacher in Robertson, South Africa, a city near Cape Town, has gone public over a vicious attack wherein the parent of a student stabbed him. Thando Dyamara works as a teacher at Masakheke Combined School, a high school-level institution. The trouble began when Dyamara encountered a student off-site from school grounds. “I heard a child calling me a moffie [an African slur for a gay man], and I went to reprimand him,” Dyamara t...
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, South Africa, Cape Town, Ad Friendly, Robertson, Iol, Robertson South Africa, Masakheke Combined School, Thando Dyamara, Dyamara, Masakheke School

Same-sex ballroom champions dance at London’s Pink Jukebox

Check out this clip of the ballroom dance competition
Tags: Feature, London, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Dance, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gaycities Link, Ballroom, Pink Jukebox

Growlr issues mass account suspensions without explanation

Social media has erupted with a massive growl of anger following mass account suspensions on the popular dating app Growlr. Growlr, which caters to bearish men, launched in 2012 and claims to boast more than 2 million users. The mass suspensions appear to have begun February 17, and have caused a massive outcry on Facebook and Twitter. At the time of this writing, the company has yet to comment publicly on the reason for the suspensions, or the steps it is taking to resolve the issue. It also r...
Tags: Facebook, Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Geoff Cook, Meet Group, Bryan Knight, Growlr, Dale Lazarov

Staten Island Irish reject the queers. Yet again.

A grassroots movement to allow LGBTQ people to march in Staten Island, New York’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade has failed. Queer Staten Islanders have tried for years to secure a spot in the St. Paddy’s Day parade only to find their efforts rebuffed. This year proved no exception. Despite the efforts of several community groups–including Pride Center of Staten Island and the Gay Officer’s Action League, parade organizers have rejected the inclusion of out-LGBTQ participants. Parade organizer...
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Staten Island, Ad Friendly, Mike Pence, Cummings, Bullock, Staten Island New York, St. Patrick's Day, Jimmy Oddo, Diane Savino, Larry Cummings, Action League, Carol Bullock, Deborah Rose

Stage Dreams

We’re living in a bonanza period for graphic novels — there are comics for everyone, including those who might be interested in, in this case, a young adult Western with queer and trans characters. Stage Dreams is an historical adventure in which Flor, a legendary outlaw with a trained hawk, robs a stagecoach and kidnaps Grace, a trans lady running away from having to become a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Grace wants to make it from Georgia to [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, Georgia, Flor, Graphic Universe, Civil War Grace

‘Disclosure’ director Sam Feder on the complicated history of trans representation

Director Sam Feder In 2014, Time magazine broke new ground by featuring Laverne Cox on its cover–the first for any transgender person. The magazine heralded the moment as “The Transgender Tipping Point.” Six years on, director Sam Feder aims to fulfill that declaration, and uncover the veiled history behind it. Feder’s newest film, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen follows in the tradition of movies like The Celluloid Closet, tracing the evolution of transgender images in film and television ...
Tags: Feature, New York, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Transgender, Hillary Swank, Kim, Hillary, Alfred Hitchcock, Reno, Huffington Post, Laverne Cox, Alfred, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Disclosure

New study finds same-sex marriages are happier than their straight counterparts

And they said it couldn’t last. A new study conducted by the Journal of Marriage and Family concludes that same-sex male couples have the lowest stress level compared to opposite-sex couples and same-sex female couples. Titled “Marital Strain and Psychological Distress in Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples,” the study included 756 midlife U.S. men and women in 378 gay, lesbian, and heterosexual marriages. Each participant kept a diary detailing daily points of stress in life and their marriages...
Tags: Feature, Same Sex Marriage, Life, Lifestyle, New York Times, Reddit, Ad Friendly, Stephanie Coontz, Queerty Ever After, Gay Families, Straight Marriage, Journal of Marriage and Family, Michael A Garcia, Debra Umberson