Sexuality

‘Bisexuality Doesn’t Mean That Someone is Half Gay and Half Straight’: R.J. Aguiar on His Experiences as a Bisexual Man

Writer, Actor, Comedian, and online personality R.J. Aguiar on what it is like to be a bisexual man I didn’t meet my first out bisexual person until I was a freshman in college. Let that sink in for a second. I went 18 years on this planet without meeting the first openly bi person. Notice

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‘I Often Wondered If We Were the Result of a Medical Experiment’: Alec Butler on Being Born Intersex

Award-winning playwright, filmmaker and published author Alec Butler was born intersex and now identifies as trans. Here they blog about their experiences. *Note to Reader: Alec uses pronouns I/we throughout the article This moment right now is our proudest moment, to be an award winning playwright and filmmaker, a published author, a budding scholar at

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‘I am a Double Minority – as a Woman and a Queer Person’: We Interviewed Comedian Cameron Esposito

‘I work in a very competitive field and a field where I am a double minority – as a woman and a queer person’ – we interviewed comedian Cameron Esposito DtL: Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Cameron: I’m a standup comic, actor, writer, wife, lesbian and woman. DtL: If you could go

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Sex on Camera: the Porn Industry and its Effects

An ex-worker blogs about her experiences in the sex industry, the reality behind the videos, and the effects of such material on the younger generation I have sampled the sex industry in its full and varied diversity. And in that time, I had taken two overdoses, been raped twice, consistently manipulated and became a functioning

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What is it Like to be a Gay Muslim?

Social Activist and gay Muslim Ejel Khan on reconciling his religion and sexuality, cyberbullying and making a difference through activism. I describe myself as ‘culturally muslim’; in that, I am not so concerned for the dogma that is tied to religion, but I still have faith, regardless of my sexuality. Reconciling my religion and sexuality

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Inside India’s LGBT+ Community

We spoke to Charan Singh about photographing members of the Indian LGBT+ community DTL: What is it like for members of the LGBT+ Community living in India today? Charan: Homosexuality is still punishable by law in India, which means that corruption and homophobic abuse are rampant. Because of these attitudes, the LGBT+ community are subject to

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LGBT+ World Voices: “Do we still need to celebrate Pride today?”

My name is Charlie, and I’m from Sweden, one of the most tolerant and liberal countries in the world. How lucky I am, to have been brought up in a country deemed so progressive; never have I been asked, or ordered to act in a way that is unnatural, or untrue to my authentic self.

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LGBT+ World Voices: What is it Like to be a Transwoman of Colour?

Life as a transwoman of colour can be a very challenging and solitary existence In the patriarchal and gender-biased world we live in, it is extremely challenging for someone assigned ‘male’ at birth, to assume their femininity. Society makes it very hard, almost impossible. A transwoman’s journey to womanhood is one ridden with one challenge

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Ryan James Caruthers: “Not What a ‘Boy’ Should be”

Ryan James Caruthers Challenges Archetypes of Masculinity in New Photo Series ‘Tryouts’ ‘Strong’ and ‘dominant’ are popular adjectives often associated with masculinity. However, our Gender Report found that a significant number of male respondents saw themselves as being somewhere ‘in the middle’ of masculinity and femininity and did not wholly identify with the stereotypes most commonly

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10 Things You Should Never Say to a Gay Guy

10 things you should never say to a gay guy 1. Who is the woman/man in the relationship? Ummm. No one? We are both men so…*feels awkward for you* 2. You’re like, my gay best friend. I will be your best friend sure, but not your gay best friend. In fact, now you’ve said that, I don’t

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