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Outward Podcast

The “Orientation” Edition

Being queer doesn’t come with a guide.

Brow Beat
April 17 2018 9:35 AMBlockers Didn’t Market Its Coming-Out Story. Here’s Why That Matters.The comedy’s stealth gay storyline is reaching an even larger audience than Love, Simon.
Life
April 9 2018 12:43 PMIndignityA Supreme Court ruling in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop would be devastating for gay Americans.
Life
April 6 2018 5:15 PMGrindr and Similar Apps Should Adopt HIPAA-Like Protocols to Protect Users’ Data and Regain Their Trust
Life
April 5 2018 12:51 PMIs Roseanne’s Gender Nonconforming Character Designed to Appease Anti-Trans Feminists?
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
March 30 2018 10:54 AMImpossible PerfectionEating disorders are a serious problem in the LGBTQ community—one we too often ignore.
Jurisprudence
March 24 2018 12:05 AMTrump’s Trans Troops Ban Will Never Take EffectThe White House’s new plan is plainly unconstitutional. The federal courts won’t stand for it.
Relationships
March 21 2018 6:39 PMAll These Pieces Claiming Cynthia Nixon Is Bisexual Ignore Her More Nuanced Queer Experience
Life
March 19 2018 3:40 PMIn Vitro InjuriesHow should courts compensate would-be parents when assisted reproductive technology goes terribly wrong?
Life
March 16 2018 12:34 PMWhy the Popular Phrase “Women and Femmes” Makes No Sense
Life
March 14 2018 4:46 PMDancing in the DarkWhen we think of queer history as a series of tragedies and protests, we miss the fun and joy that fueled the movement.
The Slatest
March 7 2018 2:30 PMBusinesses Can’t Fire Trans Employees for Religious Reasons, Federal Appeals Court Rules in Landmark Decision
Brow Beat
March 4 2018 9:55 PMA Fantastic Woman’s Foreign Language Oscar Win Is a Milestone for Transgender Representation
Life
March 2 2018 2:26 PMSchools Are Designed to Enforce Gender Norms. Which Is Why the Trump Department of Education Is Ignoring Trans Kids.
Future Tense
Feb. 28 2018 9:00 AMQueer Dating Apps Need to Protect Their Users BetterWith Grindr and other queer platforms, the burden of keeping safe shouldn’t fall solely on users.
Politics
April 9 2018 7:13 PMTexas Supreme Court Totally Misunderstands Homosexuality in Sexual Harassment Opinion
Life
April 9 2018 12:08 PMA Resounding Victory for EqualityCosta Rica’s election of a pro-gay president will help bring LGBTQ rights to all of Latin America.
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
April 4 2018 9:00 AMWhat Ready Player One Leaves Out of Its Third-Act TwistThere are some aspects of Aech’s identity that Hollywood still doesn’t seem ready for.
Relationships
March 30 2018 3:23 PMThat Study Claiming 90 Percent of Single Young Gay Men Want Monogamy? It’s a Cheater.
Brow Beat
March 27 2018 5:45 AMLove, Simon Is an Argument for Its Own NecessityThe movie adapts the book into a metacommentary on rom-coms—and the importance of a gay one.
Life
March 22 2018 4:38 PMJohn Oliver Sets Out to DESTROY Mike Pence, Writes a Lame Book About a Gay Rabbit
Life
March 21 2018 1:33 PMA Disproportionate Number of Autistic Youth Are Transgender. Why?
Life
March 19 2018 3:20 PMLove, Simon May Be a Glossy Fantasy, but It’s an Important Step Forward for Gay RepresentationFor many queer youth today, coming out is no big deal. But seeing it on screen is still huge.
Life
March 15 2018 3:30 PMPassport PerilWhy transgender Americans are so worried about Mike Pompeo serving as secretary of state.
Life
March 9 2018 1:33 PMGirls Can Now Join the Boy Scouts. But Should They Want To?
Life
March 6 2018 5:47 PMRuPaul’s Train WreckWhy the drag performer’s anti-trans comments struck a nerve.
Jurisprudence
March 2 2018 5:34 PMTrans Rights on the MarchThis was likely the best week for gender minorities since Trump took office.
Life
March 1 2018 3:09 PMMaking the Queer Classic Stone Butch Blues Into a Movie Is a Bad Idea
Life
Feb. 27 2018 4:57 PMDecriminalizing Prostitution Is Central to Transgender Rights

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