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‘I can’t verify my identity’: Woman warns against getting dolled up for driver’s license photo

'wth, that does look like you though.'

On Sep 7, 2023 by Jack Alban

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CisCore TikTok exposes all the heteronormative weirdness of white American design

Seriously, why are these things gendered?

On Feb 17, 2021 by Siobhan Ball

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Otherkin are the internet’s punchline. They’re also our future

As our understanding of identity and bodies changes, otherkin are at the center of the fight.

On Sep 25, 2020 by Ana Valens

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‘Femme’ and ‘masc’ are about making identity personal

Queer gender identities are both ridiculously straightforward and endlessly complex.

On Feb 12, 2019 by Alex Dalbey

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From Chicano to Xicanx: A brief history of a political and cultural identity

Being Xicano is not the same as identifying as Latinx or Mexican-American.

On Oct 22, 2017 by Joseph Flores


Demisexuality is an orientation—not a condition of ‘being picky’

It’s not a matter of fixing their libido.

On Jan 5, 2017 by Nico Lang

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‘Unfriended’ will make you question your relationship with the Internet

Gimmick or not, having a movie shot all on the computer screen is of huge cinematic significance.

On Apr 29, 2015 by Cece Lederer

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Transgender people are winning the Internet with #transdayofvisibility selfies

It's a grassroots movement to raise awareness of trans identities.

On Mar 31, 2015 by Dylan Love

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Michael Phelps’s alleged ex-girlfriend talks coming out as intersex and life in the spotlight

Taylor Lianne Chandler came out as intersex on Facebook.

On Dec 3, 2014 by EJ Dickson

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Everything you’ve heard about BDSM on the Internet is 50 shades of wrong

The debate rages: Is BDSM a sexual orientation?

On Aug 20, 2014 by S.E. Smith

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Meet Milkshake, the 1,200-pound cow who thinks she’s a dog

Here's lookin' at you, cud.

On Jun 9, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Our online personas are being pushed to extremes

Online, just as we’ve created an identity and shared it, it seems there’s always someone else who’s upped the ante.

On May 16, 2014 by Nicholas White

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Could a petition force the White House to address nonbinary genders?

This is one We the People petition worth looking into. 

On Mar 22, 2014 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Twitter debunks myths about the strange creature known as ‘bisexual’

An army of Twitter users remind us that queer identity is not as simple as "gay" and "lesbian."

On Dec 3, 2013 by Aja Romano

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How playing with a ‘sexy’ avatar affects female gamers

Stanford researchers find women are strongly affected by their onscreen selves.

On Oct 14, 2013 by Miles Klee