August 13, 2014

Opinion: If They Gunned Me Down, Would They Say I’m a Stripper or a Ph.D?

I will never forget the moment my Aunt mentioned a picture my cousin had shown her of me, thinking I hadn’t “outed” myself to her yet. I was me, sitting on the lap of an extremely attractive patron dressed head to toe in rainbow feathers...
August 1, 2014

Femme Problems 129: Fifty Shades of WTF

The moment the 50 Shades of Grey trailer dropped I could hardly hear the sound of my own laughter over that of every femme in my life. We were more than happy to give it a yawn and a chuckle, declaring it an utter waste of film — that is until a staunchly straight friend of mine weighed in.
July 14, 2014

Riding with Pride: OUT Riders WMC

Spending 30 plus days of celebrating what Barack Obama and all of us capital city queers affectionately call LGBT Pride Month was a fabulous whirlwind. This year, even as my ears were solidly blocked with glitter, I had no problem hearing the roar of engines...
July 2, 2014
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Modern D.C. Separatists Take Note: It’s not cool and edgy to divide and conquer

By Tiffany Mott-Smith My introduction to my first queer community is, well, precious. It goes like this: Sheltered girl meets not-so-sheltered girl and freaks out about the giant middle finger she's given to gender conformity.