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EDITOR’S PICK: ASSOCIATE EDITOR DESIRÉE GUERRERO
WHAT I’M LOVING NOW
THE YEAR OF #METOO AND THE STORY YOU DIDN’T HEAR • Our coverage of sexual assault allegations won awards, but we didn’t print one man’s story. His suicide made many of us think twice about the impact of reporting on surivivors.
A VERY SEXY NEW YEAR • The Warwick Rowers have raised over a million dollars to combat homophobia on the field.
LOVE WINS IN INDIA • A Colonial-era law against gay sex was struck down, in a decision with huge implications for India’s LGBTQ community
Not Another Brick in the Wall • An online tool is helping teachers better understand the struggles of LGBTQ youth.
THEY BY BABIES • There’s a new movement to raise children without the pressure to conform to the gender associated with their assigned sex.
Hamilton’s History Lessons
Ad Men • HIV campaigns aimed at black gay men need to be less social marketing and more social justice.
COOKIES & CREAM • This pastry chef bakes nostalgia into his desserts in homage to his grandmother’s holiday cooking.
RECIPE: WILD MAINE BLUEBERRY & HAZELNUT BREAD
THE TORCH STILL BURNS • It’s 40 years after the first production of Torch Song Trilogy, but the groundbreaking play is back with new urgency.
INTO THE CANNON • One academic takes a new look at the work of the most influential trans filmmakers in Hollywood.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL • A groundbreaking series boldly goes where no TV show has gone before, ditching taboos around queer female sexuality.
Fostering Change • One of TV’s most groundbreaking shows, The Fosters, is bidding farewell, but its legacy—how it altered TV, and us—will remain
THE FUTURE IS STILL RACIST & SEXIST • But LisaGay Hamilton’s queer black astronaut on The First is hoping to change that.
THE BEST LGBT GRAPHIC NOVELS OF 2018 • The best graphic novels of 2018 seem to have fallen into two genres this year: memoirs and fiction centering around queer love. Here are the best of both worlds:
LEGAL EAGLE • A book by a lesbian over 60? Yes, please.
#Why I Didnt Report • Even when I did, the system cared more about protecting my abuser than me.
REAL LOVE • THE CAST AND CREW OF THE REAL WORLD: SAN FRANCISCO REUNITE TO KEEP PEDRO ZAMORA’S MEMORY- AND LIFE’S WORK AROUND HIV-CONTINUING ON.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS? • Going home can be hard for queer couples, but it doesn’t have to be.
OUR FAVORITE BUSINESSES OF 2018 • IN AN ERA WHERE BUSINESS OWNERS FEEL THEY CAN CHOOSE WHO TO SERVE, ONE CAMPAIGN IS TELLING LGBTQ CONSUMERS WHICH BUSINESSES, BIG AND SMALL, HAVE OUR BACKS. AND IT’S JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING.
HELLO, SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
THE BEST OF 2018
HEY THERE DALILA • BORN TO ENTERTAIN, THE MULTITALENTED DALILA ALI RAJAH IS PROVING SHE’S MORE THAN A PRETTY FACE.
A QUEEN’S LOVERS • A new film depicts a royal lesbian love triangle unlike we’ve ever seen.
THE BISEXUAL REVOLUTION • From Desiree Akhavan to Jay Bilzerian, it’s the year of the bisexual.
KNIGHTLEY IN SHINING ARMOR • KEIRA KNIGHTLEY PLAYS SIDONIE-GABRIELLE...