June Thomas June Thomas

June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

DoubleX Gabfest
April 3 2014 9:45 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Conscious Uncoupling EditionListen to Slate’s show about Gwyneth Paltrow’s conscious uncoupling from Chris Martin.
Slate Picks
March 28 2014 11:57 AMGay and GraphicSlate’s Outward editor recommends comics about the LGBTQ experience.
March 6 2014 4:59 PMDenis Leary’s New Sitcom, Sirens, and the Five Stages of Gay TV Watching
March 3 2014 1:48 PMAIDS at the Oscars: Dallas Buyers Club Winners Make a Few Mistakes
DoubleX Gabfest
Feb. 20 2014 10:51 AMSenior Sex. Why Does It Make Us Squirm?
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 14 2014 11:20 AMDo the Olympics Really Need Separate Men’s and Women’s Curling Competitions?
Feb. 9 2014 8:34 PMGold-Medal-Winning Dutch Speedskater Ireen Wüst Doesn’t Want to Be a Model Queer
Hang Up And Listen
Feb. 7 2014 5:26 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Opening Ceremony EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the political messages at the launch of the Sochi Games.
Brow Beat
Feb. 2 2014 5:07 PMFrom His First Bit Part on Law & Order, You Could Tell That Philip Seymour Hoffman Was Special 
Jan. 28 2014 12:30 PMSean Strub’s AIDS Memoir Drops Names, Downplays His True Passion
Jan. 26 2014 11:24 PMQueen Latifah Officiated a Gay (and Straight) Wedding at the Grammys; She Didn’t Come Out
Jan. 24 2014 11:48 AMThe Tales of the City Series Comes to a Glorious End
Jan. 22 2014 11:00 PMHow Queer Is American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 12?
Jan. 15 2014 11:00 PMHow Queer Is American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 11?
Jan. 13 2014 10:55 AMWhere Did Chozen, TV’s Boldest, Brashest, Most Unfiltered Gay Character, Come From?
March 31 2014 1:43 PMWhy Chozen—a Lewd, Crude Cartoon About a Deluded Gay Rapper—Deserves a Second Season
March 24 2014 11:06 AMHow the Brits Got Gay Marriage
DoubleX Gabfest
March 6 2014 8:08 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Blinded Me With Science EditionListen to Slate’s show about the science of relationships, the Washington Post’s Date Lab, and whether an equal marriage means less sex.
Brow Beat
Feb. 21 2014 11:28 AMNow That We’ve Finished Season 2, How Good Is House of Cards, Really?
Feb. 17 2014 5:05 PMNo, Same-Sex Couples Are Definitely Not Allowed in Olympics Pairs Skating
Brow Beat
Feb. 13 2014 9:07 AMRevisit House of Cards Season 1 With This Spoiler-Filled Conversation
Feb. 7 2014 10:30 PMDecoding the Anti-Gay Messages in the Olympics Opening Ceremony
DoubleX Gabfest
Feb. 6 2014 11:46 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Triple Package, Triple Axel EditionListen to Slate’s show about Dylan Farrow’s open letter, Amy Chua’s new book, and the women of the Olympics.
Jan. 29 2014 11:11 PMHow Queer Is American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 13?
Jan. 27 2014 11:10 AMTV’s First Post-DOMA Family Show: A Conversation With the Creators of The Fosters
Jan. 24 2014 5:50 PMAmericans, Here’s How You Can Help LGBTQ Nigerians
DoubleX Gabfest
Jan. 23 2014 10:35 AMSexist and Vicious Internet Trolls Are Not Funny. Call the Police.
Future Tense
Jan. 17 2014 11:00 AMPerson of Interest Is the Perfect Show for the Snowden Era
Brow Beat
Jan. 13 2014 5:56 PMIs Fox Really Killing the TV Pilot?
The XX Factor
Jan. 12 2014 9:55 PMDownton Abbey Continues Its Sadistic Streak Against Women



War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.


It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

Use Facebook to Reconnect With Old Friends, Share Photos, and Serve People With Legal Papers

  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 6:40 PM Coalition of the Presentable Don’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would a Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 4:45 PM Why Is Autumn the Only Season With Two Names?
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 1:50 PM Oh, the Futility! Frogs Try to Catch Worms off of an iPhone Video.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 23 2014 11:00 AM Google Exec: Climate Change Deniers Are “Just Literally Lying”
Sports Nut
Sept. 23 2014 7:27 PM You’re Fired, Roger Goodell If the commissioner gets the ax, the NFL would still need a better justice system. What would that look like?