GAY & POLYAMOROUS…

Have you ever wondered how we became the society we are today? We grew up believing in the principles of family, passed on through generations: two people get together as a couple, later getting married and reproducing – an heterosexual normative that has always been backed by society’s constitutional laws. Gay people have forever been…

OPRAH, MOONLIGHT’S TARELL McCRANEY HAVE CREATED SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

Many things come to mind when watching OWN’s new drama, David Makes Man. It’s evident the show is a natural evolution for its creator, out Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney and executive producer Oprah Winfrey; two iconoclasts behind numerous unflinching narratives of Black life. The other point that resonates with this terrific show is how much TV has…

¿HOW MUCH DOWN TIME DO YOU NEED DURING SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

Porn has many of us convinced that men are like Energizer bunnies that keep going and going and going, but the reality is a lot more human, and a lot more realistic: Even at our youngest or most virile, everyone needs some recovery time between sessions. Just like our computers or phones sometimes need a…

FEDERAL COURT RULES IN FAVOR TRANSGENDER STUDENT GAVIN GRIMM

U.S. District Court Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday ruled that Grimm’s former school district in Virginia, the Gloucester County School Board, had discriminated against him when officials refused to allow him to use the bathroom of his choice. “The Board’s policy violated…

5 THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T LET OTHER GAY GUYS SHAME YOU INTO

Being a part of a bustling gay community can be a bitch sometimes because it feels as if you were back in high school, where it was so difficult to make friends that you were ready to do anything in order to fit in and be liked. Of course, not every boy back then could…

THIS ‘POSE’ PARODY IS THE FUNNIEST THING YOU’LL SEE ALL DAY

It’s tens across the board for this hilarious “Basic Ball” sketch from HBO’s new comedy A Black Lady Sketch Show. Ever wonder what a Pose-style ball for the non-fabulous would look like? Wonder no more! Perfectly channeling Billy Porter’s Pray Tell, Bob the Drag Queen emcees a ball. The sketch, parodizing the categories found in the…

HUMANITY OR SEXUALITY: ¿WHICH ONE COMES FIRST?

Many of us have lived our lives through various identities. Pretending to be hetero, for instance, out of safety concerns while trying to figure out who we are and overcome our own internalized homophobia.  As time progressed, we learned that much of the discourse received from other hetero males growing up wasn’t by choice as much…

TWO MORE TRANS INDIVIDUALS WERE KILLED IN THE US LAST WEEK

Transgender man Jordan Cofer has been identified as one of the victims of the shooting in Ohio. Cofer was only out as trans to a handful of close friends, and was remembered as “extremely bright” and “well-liked”. A friend of Cofer’s, who chooses to remain anonymous, told Splinter News over Twitter: “He identified with he/him pronouns to people…

THE TORTOISE & THE HARE (AT YOUR OWN PACE IN THE COMMUNITY)

Like the tortoise and the hare, we all arrive at the same destination, together, eventually. The classic tale of the tortoise and the hare reminds us that different people take life at different speeds and that one way is not necessarily superior to another. In fact, in the story it is the slower animal that…