November 4, 2014

District of Invisibility: LGBTQ Erasure Then and Now

  Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a […]
October 17, 2014

LGBTQ History #12: Willi Smith Brings Street Couture to the Masses

Parson’s Design School alum and openly gay Philadelphia designer Willi Donnell Smith launched WilliWear in 1975 — a move that would launch his career and make him an institution in fashion design...
August 15, 2014

I’m More Than a Friend, Dammit!

Despite our closeness, I have been assumed everything in relation to my partner, but a girlfriend. Once we were even asked, "Are you two...sisters?" As my boifriend is a blue eyed towhead with translucent skin, and I use the same shade of MAC Studio Fix as Lupita Nyong'o...
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...