Nico Lang

Nico Lang is an essayist, movie critic, and reporter who specializes in the intersection of politics and LGBTQ issues. His work has been featured in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, Jezebel, Esquire, and BuzzFeed, among other notable publications.

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The 100 best movies on Netflix right now

We guarantee you'll find something to add to your Netflix queue.

On Jul 7, 2020 by Audra Schroeder, Chris Osterndorf, Eddie Strait, Nico Lang

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The LGBTQ and Black communities deserve real answers about the Jussie Smollett case

The resolution feels as unresolved and disheartening as the Mueller report.

On Mar 26, 2019 by Nico Lang

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Editor’s history of calling trans people ‘frauds’ shines light on Economist’s transphobic tweet

Finance editor Helen Joyce has said it's 'sickening' for trans kids to transition.

On Mar 26, 2019 by Nico Lang

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Why is political blog the Hill publishing op-eds by anti-LGBTQ hate groups?

Look closely and you'll find the Hill has a history of giving space to dangerous rhetoric.

On Mar 21, 2019 by Nico Lang

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LGBTQ center across from Westboro church now stands as touching tribute to trans activist

Stephanie Mott, who died at age 61, was an inspiration to many.

On Mar 13, 2019 by Nico Lang

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Steven Spielberg didn’t just declare war on Netflix—he’s fighting the future

The director's fight for the soul of cinema is on the wrong side of history.

On Mar 8, 2019 by Nico Lang

Vice President Mike Pence's hometown is about to receive its own LGBTQ Pride festival.

The danger of calling Mike Pence ‘decent’

He's a man who doesn't afford the same respect to others.

On Mar 5, 2019 by Nico Lang

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CockyBoys is a gay porn site with ambition and taste

The site doesn't take itself too seriously.

On Feb 27, 2019 by Nico Lang

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Is a Helix Studios membership worth the cost?

If you like twinks, this is your spot—but the gay porn site has some issues to address.

On Feb 24, 2019 by Nico Lang

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Stop exploiting the Jussie Smollett case to discredit LGBTQ hate crime victims

Hate crimes are still on the rise and often go unreported.

On Feb 20, 2019 by Nico Lang

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Is a Reality Dudes membership worth it?

Here's what you need to know about the premium porn site.

On Feb 5, 2019 by Nico Lang


‘You,’ ‘UnREAL,’ and the problem of getting audiences to watch Lifetime shows

When 'You' aired on Lifetime, no one watched it. Now it's a hit on Netflix.

On Jan 30, 2019 by Nico Lang

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Trolls are flooding Rotten Tomatoes with rave reviews of Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’

It's somehow one of the highest-rated shows on the site.

On Aug 23, 2018 by Nico Lang

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Why isn’t the mainstream media covering anti-LGBTQ adoption bills?

Kansas and Oklahoma lawmakers want to make it legal to discriminate against queer couples.

On May 11, 2018 by Nico Lang

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‘Conversion therapy’ on adults is legal in all 50 states—and California may change that

A bill passed in the state assembly to ban any attempt to 'cure' queerness.

On Apr 22, 2018 by Nico Lang