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That Gay Romance on Dear White People

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  The first season of Dear White People, released on Netflix at the end of April, has received stellar reviews. It tackles inter- and intra- racial conflict from a variety of perspectives, telling a series of interconnecting stories that embrace the complexity of racial issues on University campuses in the United States. It’s relevant and worth watching for so many reasons–Not least of which being the kiss shared by Lionel (played by DeRon Horton) and Silvio (played by D.J. Blickenstaff) in the final episode. Who could have predicted that it would happen, or that it was just what we all…

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7 Best Bisexual Dating Apps You Need To Get Now

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We live in a new age of dating where gender identity is no longer as rigid as it once was. There are so many questions people ask just to be able to pinpoint who you are and what you like. Hey, maybe you don’t even know yet. That’s why these bisexual apps and sites don’t require you to specify just one sexual preference. With these top seven apps catering to bisexual dating, you have the option of meeting exactly the person you want. OkCupid OkCupid is free to join. When signing up you can pick any orientation you please: straight,…

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How To Use That Hookup App

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You’re Using a Hookup App? 3 Simple Ways to Stay Safe…  Once upon a time, a naive young man responded to a very attractive suitor on Grindr. After the appropriate banter, our young fellow waltzed his way to his new companion’s home with hopes and dreams of finding “the one.” Instead, he didn’t quite get his happy ending. “I’d come visit you,” his would-be prince said after a bit of one-on-one conversation, “But I can’t leave the house.” “Why?” “I’m on parole,” his new buddy lifted up his pant leg and pointed to his ankle bracelet. “I burned down my neighbor’s…

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Following up on La Femme Bohème…

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Remember “One Company’s Story of Taking on Gender and Sexuality in Opera?” We followed up with Executive Director of MetroWest Opera, William Neely, and listened in on a conversation he had with Julia Mintzer, who is the stage director for the show. Mintzer is also a freelance opera singer who currently resides in Germany. The show wrapped on May 21st, and has since collected wonderful reviews and sold-out shows. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next! 1)  How did you end up becoming involved with MetroWest Opera? I met Dana in grad school at BU and worked with…

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How To Survive Meeting Your Ex’s New Partner

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Breakups are hard. There’s never really an easy way to say goodbye. Maybe the two of you saw it coming, maybe you both just fell out of love. When that time comes and all is said and done, where does the love go? After letting time pass you find some closure. Your ex tells you that they’ve met someone new and would like you to meet them. What do you do? Will meeting the new partner hurt you? Will it bring you down? Will it set you back or make you jealous? Many questions are going through your head, but…

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Outfest: LGBTQA+ Stories Matter

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Ticketing info @ http://www.outfest.org Media: One of the most destructive forces in the United States, and also one of our most powerful tools. The whitewashed, heteronormative, and misogynist narratives that dominate advertising, TV, movies, and popular music have concrete effects, ranging from internalized racism and homophobia to body dysmorphia and suicide. And yet, the flip side of media is that it is increasingly accessible to everyone. From self-produced Youtube videos and Soundcloud EPs, to independent movies and zines, creators can interrupt the toxic stories that inundate us every day. That’s the beauty of independent film festivals like Outfest, an event that…

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Coming Out To The Teacher: 5 Tips To Navigate This Process Each Year

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Depending on your own personality, you may prefer to start “bigger.” If your child will be in this school for a period of time, like kindergarten through fifth grade, it can help to start with the people that will not change, compared to teachers who will rotate every year. Of course, staff can leave, but starting with the principal, counselor or other higher management advocate can assist you in helping approach your child’s teacher and help you build longer lasting relationships.                                      …

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Bi Artist Spotlight: Radical Self Love with Princess Nokia

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At only 24, New York artist Princess Nokia is changing the landscape of feminism in music. She embodies hip-hop like we’ve never seen before–following in the footsteps of Erykah Badu and Missy Elliot, but with a millennial individuality that denies comparison. Her breakout hit “Tomboy” is an anthem of radical self love. In the music video, her outfits alternate between baggy sweatsuits and tight bandeaus with cutoffs. She raps about her “little titties and fat belly,” exuding a jaw-dropping confidence in features that our culture has somehow deemed undesirable. That’s the beauty of this song: In interviews, Nokia has spoken…

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FINALLY: Lingerie for Trans and Nonbinary Folks

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For most people, feeling sexy is an important part of the human experience. Queer folks often have to work harder to find a sense of self-love amidst a culture that puts strict limits on how beauty can look. For trans and nonbinary people, this struggle is especially difficult. Clothes, accessories, and makeup can serve as tools through which to reveal our inner beauty to ourselves and the world. We’ve compiled a short list of lingerie designers on a mission to create garments suited to a diversity of queer bodies. 1.) Rebirth Garments: Rebirth Garments are hand-made by designer and QPOC…

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Coming Out As Asexual To Your Partner

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What I hope to say first is “Congratulations!”. You’ve probably found some answers about yourself that make sense, in more ways than one.  However frustratingly, after the relief of knowing how to identify on the sexuality spectrum, from pansexual to demi sexual to asexual, comes the anxiety and brand new questions. While groups like AVEN are building awareness and spaces for belonging and connection, the concepts are still somewhat unknown to many people. Let’s be clear that like anything else in your life, from your political leanings to sexual attractions or lack thereof, the only people who need to know…

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