Despite legal threats and drama, the Area 51 desert event is on
The 'raid' was a bust, but the 3-day festival is happening—with or without little green men.

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I’m a queer adult content creator ditching Patreon for good
Patreon is purging NSFW content. It's time to look for alternatives.
Lyft’s in-app pronoun choices are rainbow capitalism at its worst
Many feel that it’s just another company trying to make money off queer folks.
Stop shaming parents for giving their kids screen time
Sometimes 'Baby Shark' is less about the kids, and more about a three-minute parental breather.
I worked with the migrant caravan—and Trump is the cause of his national emergency
This is a humanitarian crisis of Trump's own making.
If there were no cis people in the world for 24 hours, here’s what I would do
Everyday life is difficult for trans women. I should know.
My fatness is not a winter fad
Nice try, I will not keep you warm.
How I learned about my Indian culture through YouTube cooking tutorials
Food connected me back to my roots—and my mother.
The beauty in the in-between: Reclaiming my multi-dimensional identities
Because I'm 'passing,' my identities are at times privileged and at times oppressed.
Tumblr gave me a safe space to come to terms with my asexuality
Scrolling through gray ace blogs, I suddenly felt less alone.
I am proof that anti-trans messaging can have real, disturbing consequences
Even if Trump's proposals don't happen, the damage has already been done.
How a Facebook group helped me heal from religious trauma
I am Black, nonbinary, and queer—and the Jehovah's Witness community didn't want me.
‘Ear parties,’ luxury piercing, and the mothers yearning for control
When life feels chaotic, why not get your tragus pierced.
Black church leaders betrayed the community long before they cozied up to Trump
We have come a long way from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Viral #BBQBeckys and #CouponCarls are the new slave patrols
White people exercising authority is nothing new.
What to wear to become an American citizen
How an outfit can symbolize your relationship to America.
Overcoming the silence of growing up Black, gay, and with an immigrant father
I didn't choose my father, my sexuality, or my skin color—but I did choose to stop being silent.
Notes from 16 years of suicidality
Recognizing, understanding, and coping when suicidal ideation hits.
‘Here is a suicide hotline number’ is the new ‘thoughts and prayers’ we could use less of
Don't expect those in the depths of depression to reach out.
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