An open source pride symbol

Microsoft creates a blend of pride flags and though it breaks the rules of traditional flags that rely on simplicity, I'm kinda digging it. Available on Github and Figma for use and remixing. / via dezeen

New pride flag that mixes together lots of other pride flags in vortex of stripes

The Aesop Queer Library

Aesop removed products from Melbourne and Sydney stores and stocked the shelves with books with 60 LGBTQIA+ authors and allies to celebrate Australia’s 2022 Pride festivities. / via OMGLORD

A store stocked with shelved filled with books written by LGBTQAI+ authors and allies

What people think pride is…

vs. what pride actually is. An expanded notion by Jess Bird

Rainbow colors drawn in a circle divided in two with the word rainbows on one side and parades on the other

The first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade

Held in New York City, New York, on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. / via Nayland Blake

A flyer for Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day in NYC on June 28, 1970

Zander Moricz’s curly hair

Florida high school class president Zander Moricz was told by his school that they would cut his microphone if he said “gay” in his grad speech, so he replaced gay with “having curly hair.” 👏👏👏

What is Queer Typography?

An excellent looking small batch Risograph zine supporting the Queer.Archive.Work organization. / / via & by @soulellis

A zine about queer typography set in bright colors

Queer Designers Share Their Vision for the Future of Design

I stumbled on to this article thanks to Rachel, but enjoyed clicking all around IDEO's site.

Good Conflict

Sarah Schulman is a playwright , an author, and a queer activist. She is also a professor of creative writing, and once, a number of years ago, she learned that…

Black and White photograph of protest in favor of women's health

Five minutes of hot tea

Andrew Joseph Duffer is an incredible young voice. Rapid fire, unscripted, spot on. (NSFW, but what is W?)

A man with a red bandana headband points both his fingers to the sky and smiles, looking off to the side. He's sitting in front of two framed black and white homoerotic art

Can One Small Design Space Save New York City From Itself?

Favorite bit? The Gay Graphic Design Workshop, which promises “fun tips to come out of the closet at your design studio,” as well as topics of conversation such as: sex, PrEP, typefaces, BBS, bottoming, STDs, kerning, the 2014 La Roux album that everyone tends to ignore, and whether Michael Bierut is kind of hot. You will also make some graphic design.

A man with stubble and a mustache wears a cap and standing in front of posters and a projected presentation with the words "Gay Graphic Design Workshop" on the screen

Centurians of Rome

How a Bank Robber Made the Most Expensive Gay Porno Flick of All Time

A black and white poster for the film Centurians of Rome

World of leather

How Tom of Finland created a legendary gay aesthetic

A stylized drawing of two men facing each other closely. One is wearing a leather cap and jacket. They both have mustaches.


Community-generated mapping project that geo-locates queer moments, memories and histories in relation to physical space

A pink map with the title QUEERING THE MAP with a location with a note that reads "Jasmine held my hand for the first time"

New York City Subway Mural Depicts Gay Couple Holding Hands

hothese are my friends Patrick and Thor. Can't wait to revisit NYC and see them again this way and IRL!

Tile artwork of two men holding hands installed in a New York City subway station

Attention Straight People: What You Don’t Know About Your Gay Friends

If you think your are an ally for your gay friends and family, there’s probably a great deal you don’t know about their lives. I encourage you to read on… Today…

‘Where the Bears Are’ strikes a comic chord with a gay subculture

There’s a bear on the bed: 280pounds. Covered in hair. Fast asleep. He’s startled awake. There’s a young man in the room, a good-looking one, and the bear’s…

Robert De Niro: Me & My Gay Dad | Out Magazine

Photography by Platon Many of us think we know Robert De Niro. We know him as Travis Bickle or Vito Corleone or any number of other gangsters or bad guys. His…

Honey Maid: Love

Pretty touching bit of marketing and feedback from Honey Maid.

Rolls of white paper with sentences of encouragement partially visible.

Dear Hypothetically Gay Son

Ask Your Dad revists that other letter I linked up a few days ago with moving thoughts.

A letter to a son, disowning him for coming out

If you're not familiar with Reddit, click on the thumbnail to see the letter. It's heartbreaking to read. I suppose some will file this under First Amendment rights.

Gay rights in the US, state by state

Very well done infographic by The Guardian that illustrates the rainbow is pretty dim across, well, everywhere but the Northeast. Sigh. / via NextDraft email newsletter

Ellen Addresses Her JCPenney Critics

Says Ellen: "I usually don't talk about stuff like this on my show, but I really want to thank everyone who is supporting me. Here are the values I stand for. I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you'd want to be treated and helping those in need.To me, those are traditional values. That's what I stand for…I also believe in dance."

Some great videos on marriage equality and freedom

Matt collects the two videos that have resonated with me (and many) in the past few weeks. I mentioned Zach Wahls in a previous link but failed to post the video.

The Fox Is Black – LGBT Creatives Series

Interviewing gay folk of the creative persuasion. Nice to see!

This Guy Gets It

It's three minutes of time, but dang I want to shake this man's hand and scream Amen!

Henry & Glenn Gang Bang

An art show inspired by a comic of the imagined tender love affair between punk icons Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins.

Chick-Fil-Gay : Between a man and a woman

This spoof on the fast food chain's contributions to anti-gay groups is solid. (And Funny or Die has pretty dang good production values.) / via JoeMyGod

“It Gets Better” Love, Pixar

Pixar adds a wonderful set of faces and stories to this grassroots series.

Momastery: A Mountain I’m Willing to Die On

This is a long read, about homosexuality, and faith, and bullies, and so much more. It's beautiful. / via MetaFilter

The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

Come spring, I hope to grab a treat from here. / via wonderland

Posters for Folsom Street East 2010

Pervy, but well done indeed

Steak House or Gay Bar?

These quiz things are always tough (via JoeMyGod)

Good Magazine offers an infographic of state bans on same sex marriage

One factoid about Ohio's 2004 ban, it also eliminated benefits between domestic partners. That part gets lost and it's exceptionally sad.

Nate Silver predicts the marriage equality roadmap by state

In his finding, "Marriage bans are losing ground at a rate of slightly less than 2 points per year." In this scheme I might be able to force friends into funny bridesmaids dressed by 2013 in my home state of Ohio.

Most of Annie Leibovitz’s financial woes stemmed from her inheritance of long time partner, Susan Sontag’s, estate.

No amount of forms or powers of attorney can change taxation laws. Simply put, without recognition of relationship from the government, things like this will continue to happen.