J. Bryan Lowder
J. Bryan Lowder J. Bryan Lowder

J. Bryan Lowder is a Slate associate editor and the editor of Outward. He covers life, culture, and LGBTQ issues.

Life
Oct. 10 2018 3:29 PMA Star Is Born Is Obsessed With DragAnd the sophisticated artifice drag introduces does no favors to a simple-minded film pushing “authenticity.”
Life
Sept. 18 2018 12:47 AMRuPaul’s Drag Race Won Its First Emmy for Reality Series. RuPaul Seriously Wasted the Moment.Couldn’t “Mama Ru” at least mention her queer children?
Life
Aug. 16 2018 1:05 PMJoin the Queer Conversation With Outward, Slate’s New LGBTQ Podcast
Life
June 21 2018 8:04 AMHow to Lip Sync, Dance, and Do the Splits (Badly) Like a Drag Queen “I get away with some of the sh–tiest offbeat dancing in America.”
Life
June 4 2018 3:15 PMDrag Queens Tell a Story Just by How They LookA queen’s fashion is a narrative.
Life
May 24 2018 7:15 AM“Barbie on Bath Salts”How a drag queen’s wig defines her persona.
Food
April 16 2018 5:56 AMWant a Little Nosh?Welcome to Slate’s pop-up blog about snacks.
Relationships
April 3 2018 6:16 PMOff the Grid?Grindr’s recent HIV data revelation violated users’ trust. But for queers, leaving online havens isn’t so simple.
Life
Feb. 9 2018 12:40 PMWhat Is Queer Eye Looking For?Does a show about exporting gay talent and joy make sense in 2018?
Outward
June 30 2017 1:31 PMThe AIDS Crisis Robbed Queers of Lives and Culture. A New Video Project Aims to Give It All Back.
Outward
June 22 2017 3:13 PMLGBTQ Pride Is a Celebration of Visibility. But What Does That Mean in 2017?
Outward
June 9 2017 2:49 PMThe Babadook Comes Out as Queer, Leaves Internet in Spasms of Confusion and Delight
Outward
March 3 2017 6:57 PMYou Probably Didn’t Make It Through When We Rise—but Here’s Why You Should Try
Brow Beat
Feb. 9 2017 7:32 AMLa La Land Is a Shoo-in for Best Original Score. But Here’s Who Really Deserves the Oscar.
Brow Beat
Feb. 5 2017 10:24 PMLady Gaga’s Halftime Show Was a Patriotic Tribute to a Pluralistic (and Pretty Queer) America
Outward Podcast
Sept. 19 2018 12:50 PMThe “Orientation” EditionBeing queer doesn’t come with a guide.
Outward Podcast
Aug. 16 2018 1:37 PMThe “Our Queer Roots” EditionIntroducing the Outward podcast.
Life
June 25 2018 5:45 AMWhat Are the Stakes of “Passing” in 2018?An Outward special issue explores the queer experience of blending in—or not.
Life
June 7 2018 5:29 PMHow a Drag Queen Tells the Perfect JokeBe mean but not too mean.
Life
May 31 2018 9:00 AMFilmStruck Premiers Special Pride Programming, Starting With Films on the Art of Drag
Life
May 16 2018 2:21 PMHow to Watch DragMiz Cracker’s under-the-wig guide to how a queen works her magic. Vol. 1: Makeup.
Jurisprudence
April 6 2018 2:30 PMNo, Everyone Didn’t Get the Pulse Massacre Story Completely WrongThe justice system’s mistreatment of Noor Salman has nothing to do with whether Omar Mateen was motivated by homophobia.
Brow Beat
Feb. 26 2018 7:30 AMJonny Greenwood Should Win This Year’s Oscar for Best Original ScoreThe 2018 nominees, ranked.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 24 2018 10:47 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Nobody Bonks Me on the Head With a Baguette” EditionCulture Gabfest on The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Paddington 2, and drag.
Outward
June 30 2017 4:45 AMIn a Rapid Turn-Around, the German Parliament Has Approved Same-Sex Marriage
Outward
June 12 2017 4:26 PMHow Should We Honor the Pulse Victims? Insist on Making More Queer Space.
Outward
March 17 2017 6:31 PMContemporary Color Is a Beautiful Portrait of the Deeply Queer Art of Color Guard
Awake
Feb. 20 2017 11:38 AMRise and Shine with Awake, a Blog About Mornings
Outward
Feb. 8 2017 3:13 PMTrump Signals Support for Gay Community by Advocating for Easy D
Outward
Feb. 3 2017 6:02 PMHow One Journalist’s Identity Made Him a “Partisan” Liability

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