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Queer Visibility

Seeking Queer Visibility, Rejecting Assimilation

Lucas Waldron | Posted 03.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

It is my choice in 2014 to be visible, to continually question my social position, and to seek ways to use my privilege to advance inclusive progress in the queer community in an effort to motivate my generation to seek more radical definitions of equality and justice.

The Gift of Vision

Jordan Roth | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Jordan Roth

Every year at the pride parade comes the inevitable question: "Why do they have to put it out there like that?" Why? To be seen. To demand to be seen. It's an act of defiance if you don't want to see me, but ultimately an act of generosity if seeing me helps you understand me.

Why Lesbian Identity Matters

Mona Shattell | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Mona Shattell

There is a misunderstanding that one way to show one's acceptance of LGBTQ folks is to claim that sexual identity really does not matter.

Looking at HBO's Looking

Maurice Tracy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Maurice Tracy

Airing on a station that has become increasingly white, it is troubling to see the trailers of HBO's Looking and see few, so few, faces of color. While I know that it is set in contemporary San Francisco, all I can help but wonder is, "Is the gay mecca really that snowy?"

Sugar, Spice And Everything Nice: The Recipe For Making A Queer Celebrity (VIDEO)

Ryan Logan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Ryan Logan

A recluctant admission: I can be a little too highbrow. When presented with the opportunity to direct Fawzia Mirza's new Web series, Kam Kardashian, chronicling the day-to-day adventures of the long-lost lesbian Kardashian sister, I was less than thrilled.

Gay Chicago TV Tackles LGBTQ Visibility And The Many Faces Of Coming Out

Waymon Hudson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

Too often we see the queer community literally white-washed. Telling the stories and honoring the coming-out struggles of people of color like Frank Ocean and Diana King, or of people who challenge gender roles like Megan Rapinoe, is extremely important.

An Invisible Minority

Scottie Thomaston | Posted 02.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Scottie Thomaston

I think that matters, the difference between being invisible and being seen, if you want to eradicate hatred of queer people or anyone else. Making yourself visible changes everything.