From One Whale to Another: Watching ‘The Whale’ as a Fat Queer Man

When Brendan Fraser’s character Charlie first appears in director Darren Aronofsky’s new film “The Whale,” he is masturbating to gay [...]

Books Matter To All Communities: The Answer to Dearborn’s Protests Lies in the Libraries Themselves

“Everyone’s God-given human dignity must be respected, regardless of his or her faith, race, ethnic origin, gender, or social status.” [...]

I Co-Founded Hotter Than July 27 Years Ago. Here's What the Black LGBTQ+ Pride Event Means to Me Now.

Through hard work, determination, support and imagination, Hotter Than July has been a premier event for 27 years. The project is now older than some people I [...]

How Da Brat’s Gender Remixing Brought Up Big Questions in My Black Family

Growing up in a Black middle-class household in the early ’90s, the only force more powerful than God was gender. In our childhood home, there were boys [...]

Yes, Women Are Affected By the Loss of Roe. But So Are Trans People.

I am sure you don’t need me to tell you this: in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which established constitutional protections for [...]

Mombian: College Application Tips for LGBTQ+ Families

Ah, spring! Time of flowers, birdsong and, for many of us parents and our children, college visits. My own son went through the college admissions process a [...]

Woodward Bar Memories: Recalling 25 Years of Parties at Detroit’s Oldest Gay Bar

I turned 50 earlier this year. That means I’ve been going to The Woodward Bar & Grill for about half of my life. I had no idea of its history as the [...]

How ‘Heartstopper’ Has Shown Me That It’s Never Too Late To Be Who You Are

“I’m having a proper full-on gay crisis.”So shares Nick, one of the protagonists in Netflix’s beautiful “Heartstopper,” a [...]

What Are We to Make of Lana Theis and Her Low-Blow Molestation Accusations?

What are we to make of State Sen. Lana Theis (R-Brighton)?To say she has promoted transphobic legislation is a fact. To say she has been an ardent opponent of [...]

Hate Gays? Hate Abortions? Hate Women? You Might Be a Republican

A lot of really terrible shit in the news these days, so how about I start with a joke?A guy walks into a bar, the bartender says, “What can I get [...]

‘Beyond Ed Buck’ Is a Look at Two Tragic Topics Deserving of Their Own Films

Ed Buck is a monster. A maniacal, meth-addicted sexual predator. And a racist for good measure. So it's not surprising that “Beyond Ed Buck,” the [...]

LGBTQ+ Books Helped Me Come Out and Banning Them Won’t Stop Today’s Youth From Being Who They Are

Books by and for LGBTQ+ people, and in particular LGBTQ+ youth, are under attack across the country. In states such as Texas, a single parent need only complain [...]

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