Happy Pride 2019!

Today marks the first day of Pride Month. It is a month where the world celebrates LGBTQ+ people, their history, and their diversity. It is a time of the year where we remember the fight for equality in a heteronormative society, and we celebrate it with numerous Pride parades all over the globe. It's true …

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Why I’m Not “Queer Enough” (and that’s okay)

If you were to hear the word "gay," "lesbian," "bisexual," or "queer," then I can safely assume that you have presumptions about what a "typical insert-label here" looks and acts like. From the flamboyant gay queen to the masculine butch lesbian, we have stereotypes about certain people in the LGBTQ community. Of course, we can't …

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Woman Crush Saturday: Paloma Renee

Hello! Welcome to this month's "Woman Crush" issue, in which I feature my current female celebrity crush. This month is none other than Paloma Renee (or Paloma Palau), who is a YouTuber, comedian, lesbian, and polyglot (seriously, she speaks Chinese!). I first came across her through an interview with Andrew Hale, in which she discussed …

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LGBT Bars in Paris

Bonjour! Ah, Paris...the City of Love...it's no surprise then that plenty of travelers-- couples or not-- come to this French capital to experience romance. From the elegant Haussmann architecture to the narrow, cobblestone streets littered with cute cafes and patisseries, there's the opportunity to bask in the city's beauty with a loved one. I'm sure …

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Hayley Kiyoko– Sleepover (SSJ #68)

Happy Sunday, everyone! This week's "Sunday Slow Jam" is none other than American singer Hayley Kiyoko's "Sleepover." With Valentine's Day just around the corner, this gentle, sensual track is sure to put you in the mood for that special night, whether or not with someone else. https://youtu.be/W6jxPFtIAnw In fact, "Sleepover" is about the feeling of …

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Aurah- “Loving Annabelle” Soundtrack (SSJ #59)

Happy Sunday, bloggers! This week's "Sunday Slow Jams" is another throwback. However, instead of featuring just one song, I'm featuring a motion picture soundtrack-- reasons being that I believe it must be taken as the whole package, i.e. all songs, in order to fully enjoy it. This is the soundtrack from the 2006 LGBTQ+ film Loving …

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Halsey ft. Lauren Jauregui- Strangers (SSJ #52)

Happy Sunday, everyone! Released exactly one month ago, "Strangers" features the duet vocals of American singers Halsey and Lauren Jauregui, the latter being a part of the girl-power group Fifth Harmony. With its combination of synths and hazy-sounding lyrics, this track has that '80's vibe to it, which makes it the slow-banger to dance to …

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