Creating a Lush World of Trans Woman Literature: An Interview with Writer and Fierce Trans Femme, Kai Cheng Thom

So on the one hand, famous trans writers are elevated into this intensely fetishized status, and then on the other, they're taken down and exiled for not being good enough.

Shedding (Moon)Light on Toxic Masculinity: The Problem is Homophobia, not Gay Characters

Gay Black men are not a problem. Toxic masculinity, however, is. And the twisted view of manhood festering in some traditionalist corners is damaging to all Black men—as well as to women and girls. Read more »

Audre Lorde's ABC's of Fighting Fascism: It's Time for All of Us to Face our History

When I don’t know what to do, I turn to the Lorde. And right now, a lot of us don’t know what to do. Read more »

Who Run the World?: New Webseries "Brown Girls" Nuances Girl Narratives

Brown Girls presents common life complications through the much needed lens of women of color, normalizing the truth that life—with all its pain, awkwardness, hook ups, BFFs, and confusion—exists outside the white gaze. Read more »

Lane Moore Wants You To Feel Good: A Pre–Valentine's Day Chat With the Host of Tinder Live!

"A lot of my jokes could be done by someone of any gender. I’ve never been interested in, like, 'I’m a woman, as you can see, and here are my ladyjokes.'” Read more »

Queering Islamophobia: The Homonationalism of the Muslim Ban

Though Donald Trump is himself transphobic and homophobic, he can get on the side of LGBTQ rights when it’s convenient. Read more »

Loamlands Makes Folk Songs for Punk Hearts

Loamlands, with its ’70s-rock guitar and pastoral imagery, has given Register a platform from which to write songs about queer life and history. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Appearances by Mady G

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, Maddy G. shares their personal story about body image, identity, and beauty. Read more »

Black Feminist Joy: A Photo Essay

In a world marked by deeply racist narratives that prescribe Black bodies and bodies of color as visible and legible only through the lenses of oppression, violence, and death, joy becomes an act of vital resistance. Read more »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

Trump is Assembling an Anti-LGBTQ Cabinet of Horrors

The homophobia and transphobia of his chosen top advisors needs to be seen—and stopped.  Read more »

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One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you're a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole lot... Read more »

Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by feminist filmmaker... Read more »

Mock & Awe: Janet Mock on truth-telling, community building, and writing the story she had been waiting for her whole life.

Mainstream media does a pretty horrendous job of telling the stories of trans people, often focusing on the details of their transition and...

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A Conversation About Transgender Representation in Pop Culture

Janet Mock, on her MSNBC web show, is one of a handful of transgender people who has recently gained international visibility. Recently, we... Read more »