LGBTQ

Recognise Me

Perfect Is Boring: What It’s Like to Be Trans in the Restaurant Industry

With threats of customer harassment and misogynist kitchen culture, hospitality can be tough on its trans and non-binary employees.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
10.9.18
Starbucks

Starbucks Expands Benefits to Cover More Procedures for Transgender Employees

Starbucks' health insurance plans have covered 'bottom' surgeries since 2012, but coverage will now include a variety of 'top' procedures.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.28.18
pride

Baked Alaska Is the Ultimate Gay Food

Fun, flamboyant, and literally flaming, it’s the epic drag queen of the dessert world.
Joanne Spataro
6.18.18
LGBTQ

Inside the ‘Big Gay Iftar’ Creating a Safe Space for LGBTQ+ Muslims

With many queer Muslims estranged from their families because of their sexuality, London’s yearly Big Gay Iftar welcomes all to break the Ramadan fast.
Salma Haidrani
6.12.18
Culture

The Tea Dance Is Part of NYC's LGBTQ Living History

It's the best way to reconcile your love of partying with your early-ass bedtime.
Joanne Spataro
4.24.18
Vegan

Why People Are More Interested in What I Eat Than Who I Sleep With

Many have reacted more stridently to me being a vegan than to my homosexuality.
Erna Dizdarevic
2.22.18
LGBTQ

Roanoke's Gay Bar Scene Will Never Be the Same

It's the end of an era for a bar culture that survived a mass shooting and 35 years of social change.
Mason Adams
6.28.17
LGBTQ

This Indian Restaurant Is Secretly a Gay Bar

Chef Preeti Mistry's Juhu Beach Club swaps out dive bar dinginess for community, comfort, and delicious food.
Elazar Sontag
6.28.17
In the Belly of America

The Drag Queen Who Accidentally Broke the Internet Slays at Brunch

When an alt-right joke about her backfired earlier this year, Gilda Wabbit found herself at the center of viral meme fame. But she's still singing opera over eggs Benedict every weekend.
Ivy Knight
6.28.17