The family as we know it today functions to further isolate trans children from trans women and vice versa. Thank goodness for TV.
“You can wear something to be cool,” you told me, “or because another person likes it. You don’t have to be truly ‘yourself,’ or whatever.”
The secret of the Western—as Jane Campion’s “Power of the Dog” shows—is that its mythology nurtures a queer fantasy, hiding in plain sight.
If queer today often looks rather like heteronormativity’s “sick and boring life,” how can we cultivate queerer worlds, or other possibilities?
“I research specific instances of Black artists who strip themselves out of mythologized dressings around race, sexuality, and gender.”
Once, radical artists and thinkers shook up conservatives. Now, it’s the right gleefully transgressing a “moralizing” left. What happened?
The dead, the disappeared, and the forgotten—these Iberian poems make clear—can never be safely put away.
“I don’t quite know what Murphy means by baroque or what he means by camp, but Murphy has never been able to discern tone.”
Many think the loss of discrete queer spaces is bad, even as the loss of the need for them is good. What is the nature of that loss?
Contemporary TV series that take on Latinx life have increasingly embraced the complexity of their subject matter.
While some progress has been made, TV is still trying to figure out how to tell the stories of male-identified rape survivors.
Outside elite institutions, queer studies has the potential to go hand in hand with broader struggles of racial and economic justice.
I May Destroy You explores how sexual violation is entangled in relations of visuality.
By making familiar objects strange, two new books of poetry reveal the limits of overly simple critique.
The documentary "Paris Is Burning" obscured the ordinary lives of queer people of color, but new footage reveals how the film could have been different.
Garth Greenwell challenges readers to see how sex—especially for queer people—might be an act of difficult but healing care.
Defying disciplinary categorization, Halberstam’s work draws on ...
Fans of Dance Moms and of RuPaul’s Drag Race alike rejoiced when Netflix debuted Dancing Queen this past fall. As Abby Lee Miller—the Dance Moms teacher and queen of my heart—frequently and ...
By virtue of their youth, trans and queer kids offer something new. Coming out today is less exclusively a narrative of young adulthood or middle age, and increasingly an experience of childhood or ...
In 1999, in an interview I conducted with Maria Irene Fornes on the eve of a ...