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The Meaning Of BTS' "Dionysus" Lyrics Will Make It The Soundtrack To Your Summer Parties

By Kelli Boyle
Happyyyyyy Friday, BTS ARMY! Are you stoked their new album dropped, or what?! The answer is obviously, unequivocally, yes. No need to tell me. I already know. I also know that y'all are in love with the "Dionysus" track, because honestly, how could…

Here's What You Need To Know About Dionysus Before You Listen To BTS' New 'Persona' Track

By Hollee Actman Becker
BTS' much-anticipated new album, Map of the Soul: Persona, is dropping on April 12, you guys, which is just FOUR DAYS from now. FOUR SHORT DAYS! Please, please let them pass quickly! In the meantime, ARMYs have now gotten a peek at the Map of the…

This Domestic Violence Bill Closes A Major Loophole In A Huge Step For Women's Safety

By Chelsea Stewart
Sometimes, women get a win (or at least, a good shot at winning). On Thursday, April 4, the House voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in a major move to protect survivors of domestic abuse. And this time, it's even better,…

These Black Women Are Tackling Political Identity In A New Way With This Campaign

By Chelsea Stewart
Can you deny the voting power that black women have? When it comes to U.S. elections, black women have been showing up and showing out at the polls, strongly influencing major political races — from statewide elections like the 2018 gubernatorial…

These 9 Trans Activists Are Fighting For Equality & Representation

By Mehak Anwar
The last day of March marks an important international day: Transgender Day of Visibility. According to the Human Rights Campaign, Transgender Day of Visibility is is both a time to celebrate transgender people around the world and the courage it…

This Airline Just Got More Inclusive For Trans & Non-Binary People

By Mehak Anwar
For transgender and non-binary people, selecting the "male" or "female" gender marker on official documents can be both inaccurate and distressing. To combat this issue and broaden gender options for everyone, United Airlines is altering their…

Here's Why Putting Your Gender Pronouns In Your Instagram Bio Can Be An Important Practice

By Griffin Wynne
An Instagram bio can be many things: a joke, a movie reference, a list of all the places you've "lived" (red: studied abroad) with plane emojis or the red pin in between. It can even be a phrase you use to describe yourself (like, genderless…

The CW's 'Glamorous' Sounds Like It Might Become Your Favorite New Drama

By Sarah Halle Corey
For generations, the CW has brought fans some of the wildest, soapiest dramas to screens all around the world. The latest entry into the legacy of Gossip Girl and Riverdale is a new show called Glamorous, and it puts a whole new twist on the genre.…

Dylan Sprouse's Reaction To Barbara Palvin's Victoria's Secret Angel News Is So Sweet

By Jamie LeeLo
Ah, young celebrities. Aren't their relationships always so — what's the word? — fancy. In the case of actor Dylan Sprouse and new Victoria's Secret Angel Barbara Palvin, I couldn't think of a better way to describe it. The Hungarian model and twin…

Here's Why I'm Non-Binary But I Still Observe International Woman's Day

By Griffin Wynne
With the recent emergence of holidays for literally everything, I’ll admit I assumed “Women's Day” was another #internet #trend invented by cis-men at Google. To my surprise, International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8, was started in…

If Your Period Just Makes You Go "Ugh," These 6 Podcasts Will Change Your Perspective

By Julia Guerra
The day I got my period was quite a moment to remember, and not just because I was wearing a red tracksuit (ah, the symbolism). No, I’ll always look back on that day and, instead, remember how my mother announced the news to my father with pride. To…

There's A Lot To Unpack In The Trump Admin's Push To Decriminalize Homosexuality Globally

By Daniella Bondar
There's some positive, LGBTQ+ focused news coming out of the White House, or so it seems. NBC News reported on Feb. 19 that the White House just added a huge human rights issue to their agenda. While on the surface the plan is focused on…

These Inspiring Quotes For International Women's Day Challenge You To Take On The World

By Chelsea Stewart
Being a woman is truly an amazing thing, and I think we can all agree that we're ready to let that be heard on International Women's Day. If you've somehow never heard of the holiday, it's a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of women while…

Twitter Is Applauding Don Cheadle As A Trans Ally, Thanks To This Shirt He Wore During 'SNL'

By Lara Walsh
On Feb. 16, the cast of Saturday Night Live brought us another episode filled with political jabs and laughs. However, one of the biggest (and most lauded) statements of the night was from host Don Cheadle, who opted to send a powerful message with…

These 2019 Tattoo Trends Will Have You So Ready To Get Inked

By Ariana Marsh
If you're thinking about finally getting inked this year but want to make 100 percent sure that your placement and design are on point, let the biggest 2019 tattoo trends as reported by Pinterest help guide your way to the parlor. Knowing what the…

Two Of Trump's Former Undocumented Housekeepers Will Be At The State Of The Union

By Hannah Golden
Tensions are high ahead of President Donald Trump's annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 5th, and there's even more reason to expect it'll be a dramatic evening. While it may be Trump's night and his big…

The Supreme Court Allowed Trump's Transgender Military Ban — For Now

By Chelsea Stewart
We're only three weeks into 2019 and there are already some wild (and controversial) orders coming from the Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Supreme Court allowed Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect, reviving the president's…

Lady Gaga Went IN On Mike & Karen Pence For Working With An Anti-LGBTQ School

By Roya Backlund
Aside from her artistic fame, Lady Gaga has always been known for standing up for what she believes in. As evidenced by her passionate declarations of support for the LGBTQ+ community and unapologetic willingness to speak on her political opinions,…

Here Are 4 LGBTQ+ Rights Organizations To Donate To After Karen Pence's Job Announcement

By Chelsea Stewart
The news of Karen Pence's new job released a wave of opinions around the world — and they're not all that good. That's because she'll reportedly be teaching at a school that does not allow LGBTQ-identifying students to enroll and requires that its…

Karen Pence's New Job Explicitly Bans LGBTQ Students For "Moral" Reasons

By Daniella Bondar
Did you wake up this morning wondering what Karen Pence was up to? Neither did I, but apparently, she's been busy. In 2019, our second lady has decided to head back into the workforce, taking a job at a Virginia school. But it's neither as wholesome…

Here Are The Most Major Supreme Court Cases To Know About In 2019

By Chelsea Stewart
From the start, 2018 was a wild year for politics. President Trump tweeted nonstop about any and everything in the political world, from his legal entanglements to his beefs with foreign leaders. People left the White House in record numbers. And…

I'm Sad About Tumblr's Ban On NSFW Content Because It Helped Me Explore My Sexuality

By Caroline Colvin
By now, you've probably heard that Tumblr — safe haven for space nerds, indie kids, and chic weirdos — has put a NSFW content ban into effect. As of Dec. 17, gone are the days of scrolling through Tumblr with baited breath, rife with worry that a…

This Is How To Respond If Your Family Misgenders You When You're Home For The Holidays

By Griffin Wynne
It may be the most wonderful time of the year for some, but for a lot of trans people, going home for the holidays can actually feel pretty scary and lonely. Visiting family can sometimes mean enduring comments about your clothes or hair, getting…

Hillary Clinton Made An Important Tribute For Trans Remembrance Day

By Hannah Golden
Tuesday, Nov. 20 is Trans Day of Remembrance, and many allies and advocates are posting about it on social media. Following Transgender Awareness week earlier this month, the annual day honors those who have lost their lives to hate-motivated…

Donald Trump's Jokes At The Turkey Pardon Are Wildly Different From Barack Obama's

By Hannah Golden
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, President Donald Trump performed the all-important tradition of pardoning two turkeys ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. A longstanding tradition, the event is usually a festive and lighthearted affair, and his predecessor…

Here's How To Show Up For Trans People On Transgender Day Of Remembrance

By Griffin Wynne
Nov. 20 marks the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a time to mourn and honor trans lives that have been lost to to anti-trans violence over the past year. In its 19th year, Trans Day of Remembrance is observed in the United States, and…

ThirdLove's CEO Wrote A Powerful Open Letter To Victoria's Secret About Inclusivity

By Julia Guerra
On Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, the Victoria’s Secret angels will strut down a majestic catwalk in nothing but glitter-emblazoned bras and enormous, fantastical wings trailing behind their backs. The annual fashion show is arguably one of the most…

Netflix's 'Dumplin' Movie Trailer Shows Jennifer Aniston In Pure Pageant Mom Glory

By Hollee Actman Becker
Jennifer Aniston's new movie Dumplin' drops on Netflix on Dec. 7, and OMG I can't wait to see my queen back on the screen. The Friends alum stars as an overbearing Texas mom and former beauty queen who now runs the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet pageant, and…

Tess Holliday Called Out The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show On Insta In The Best Way Ever

By Julia Guerra
The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 on ABC, but it looks like Tess Holliday won’t be tuning in. The lingerie brand’s holiday special typically attracts millions of viewers each year, though fans and critics…

Sasha Velour From ‘Drag Race’ Has An Inspiring Message About Representation– EXCLUSIVE

By Christina D'Ambrosio
You might recognize Sasha Velour as the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9, but this queen’s reign is far from over. Velour is a Brooklyn-based drag queen who is known for her stunning designs and unconventional performances. After passing the…

Twitter Is Supporting Christine Hallquist After Losing Her Bid For Governor

By Daniella Bondar
The 2018 election cycle was particularly exciting. Fueled by the desire for change, an astounding number of history-making wins were set into motion. One of those notches on the wheel of progression was Christine Hallquist's primary win to snag the…

This Major Issue Is What's Driving 'Queer Eye' Star Jonathan Van Ness To The Polls — EXCLUSIVE

By Lilli Petersen
Your favorite hair-grooming-and-self-care-guru isn't just focused on making you a better person, but making the world a better place. It's no secret to anyone who follows Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness' social media accounts that his political…

This State's Ballot Initiative Could Have A Major Effect On Trans Rights

By Mehak Anwar
On Nov. 6, voters around the country will take to the polls to elect not just their representatives, but also to weigh in on some important measures. For example, in Massachusetts, a transgender rights ballot measure in the 2018 midterms will be up…

These Abortion Measures Will Show Up In The 2018 Midterms, So Here's What To Know

By Shelby Black
The November midterm elections are coming up, and the future of American democracy might be on the line. From voter ID laws to transgender rights, there are a number of issues on state ballots this year, but these three states have abortion measures…

Caitlyn Jenner’s Tweet About Trans Rights Is Taking Aim At Donald Trump

By Chelsea Stewart
On Sunday, Oct. 21, The New York Times reported that the Trump administration is "seriously" considering a change that would affect trans rights. A leaked memo from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reportedly indicated that the…

Here's How To Support Trans Rights After Trump's Reported Gender Definition Proposal

By Mehak Anwar
According to a report published yesterday by The New York Times, the Trump administration is considering an initiative that would threaten protections for transgender people under federal law. The Times obtained a reportedly leaked memo in which the…

Here's How To Find Out What Measures Are On Your Midterm Ballot, So You're Fully Prepared

By Hannah Golden
As the country is just over two weeks away from Election Tuesday, voters across the country are checking their registration and planning their votes. While candidate races may get all the media hype and attention, ballot measures are also extremely…

Twitter Is Standing Up Against The Trump Admin's Reported New Sex Definition Policy

By Shelby Black
On Sunday, Oct. 21, it was announced that the Trump administration might introduce a serious change to LGBTQ+ rights that's not going over well across the United States. According to an alleged leaked memo reported by The New York Times, an…

The Definition Of Sex Under Title IX May Seriously Threaten Transgender Protections – UPDATE

By Mehak Anwar
A memo obtained by The New York Times details a reported initiative by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that many feel would threaten protections of transgender people under federal law. The HHS seeks to establish and standardize a…

Melania Trump Said She's One Of The Most Bullied People In The World, Which, OK

By Daniella Bondar
Melania Trump might not be in the spotlight as much as her husband, President Donald Trump, but there's no denying that she's had her fair share of moments that have sparked some internet backlash. Because of her run-ins with the Twitterverse,…

This Major City Is Adding A Third Gender Option To Its Birth Certificates

By Shelby Black
In a time where it can often feel like we're going backwards instead of forwards, a historic decision may offer a change of pace. As of Tuesday, Oct. 9, New York City is adding an X gender option to the major city's birth certificates. Finally, some…

Organizations To Donate To Support LGBTQIA+ Individuals On Coming Out Day

By Rebecca Strong
Coming Out Day (Oct. 11) is dedicated to acknowledging the LGBTQIA+ experience — and reminding ourselves that coming out is one of the most powerful moves an individual in this community can make. It’s also about shedding light on the challenges…

How To Be An Ally On Coming Out Day, According To An Expert

By Rebecca Strong
Coming out for the first time undoubtedly a pivotal moment in any LGBTQIA+ person’s life. The act of coming out can involve self-affirmation, opening up to loved ones, and fostering a feeling of belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community. So it's fitting…

How To Fight For LGBTQIA+ Rights On Coming Out Day

By Rebecca Strong
Oct. 11, 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Coming Out Day, a national, annual awareness day aimed at raising the voices of those in the LGBTQIA+ community and highlighting their experiences. On this day, we celebrate those people who have…

Taylor Swift Broke Her Silence On Politics In A Major Way With This Instagram

By Shelby Black
The past few months has certainly inspired people to stand up and speak out about their political beliefs, no matter how controversial. Of course it's not uncommon to see a high profile celebrity taking to social media to express their thoughts on…

Amber Rose Wants You To Share Your Story At The SlutWalk Because Now's The Time To Get Loud — EXCLUSIVE

By Georgina Berbari
Daily, uninvited cat calls. Being told what to do with your body. Victim-blaming. Mansplaining. For these reasons and for so many others, women deserve to be mad right now. But it's not enough to just be mad; volunteer, protest, make your voice…

'Grey's Anatomy' Fans Are Rooting For This Potential New Couple After The Season Premiere

By Kristen Perrone
The Season 15 premiere of Grey's Anatomy introduced the show's first gay male surgeon alongside "Ortho God" Linc, but anyone hoping for more insight into the new doc's life was a little out of luck. Alex Landi's Dr. Nico Kim was a man of few words…

‘Queer Eye’s Tan & Antoni Reveal A Netflix Crossover Is Officially Happening – EXCLUSIVE

By Stephanie Ironson
Netflix's Queer Eye just "keeps getting better." With the third season premiering in 2019, fans are desperate for information about the next installment. Food and wine expert Antoni Porowski and fashion expert Tan France promise fans there's plenty…

This Video Of Marco Rubio & Alex Jones' Confrontation At The U.S. Capitol Is Absolutely Wild

By Daniella Bondar
Social media hotshots and politicians alike gathered on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 5, to watch Twitter and Facebook executives answer questions about how they're combating foreign influence on their platforms. But there were two familiar faces…

This Openly Gay Senator Is Pushing To Get LGBTQ Voices Heard Under Trump

By Hannah Golden
As the midterm elections approach in November and the country grapples with the political status quo, Sen. Tammy Baldwin has been regularly repeating her motto: "You can't mistake progress for victory." The Wisconsin Democrat, who broke glass…