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YouTuber Gives LGBTQ Millennials a Place to Talk Honestly About Sexuality and Identity

HIV activist Louie Ortiz-Fonseca is working to create a safe space for LGBTQ youth of color with Kikis With Louie, a biweekly YouTube series that confronts conversations around sexuality and identity with ease and confidence.

By Daisy Becerra

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Interviews

A Long COVID Winter Is Coming. How Can We Still Have Sex?

A lot of us may be looking at the months ahead and asking: How am I supposed to make it through this without getting the intimacy I need? Alex Garner and José García-Madrid have some answers.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Illustration from The Trevor Project's "How to Support Bisexual Youth"
Interviews

Trevor Project Unveils an Illustrated How-to Guide Supporting and Celebrating Bisexual Youth

“Everybody should have the right to choose whether or not to label themselves, and if so, what label they choose," says Rory Gory. "No one else should dictate which label you use or don’t use.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
queer Christianity
Features

As a Queer Person, I Wasn’t Told I Could Have a Relationship With God. But I Made My Own.

"I want queer people to know that they have their own inalienable wealth of spiritual knowledge that is valuable, powerful, and always available to them."

By Ciarra Jones
sexual trauma
Features

Trauma Could Be Affecting Your Sex Life

Trauma can live inside our bodies, infiltrating nearly every aspect of our lives. You are not alone.

By Gigi Engle
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Features

How Gendered Sex Ed Damages Everyone

What we teach young people about puberty and sex sets everyone up to fail.

By Gigi Engle
Shay and TK
Interviews

Look Out, Ohio: Shay and TK Are Here to Teach You About HIV, STIs, and Sexual Health

Through their online alter egos, two staffers at the HIV/LGBTQ health nonprofit Equitas share basics on HIV and STI prevention, plus how to advocate for yourself in the medical world as a person from a marginalized community.

By Tim Murphy
George M. Johnson
Interviews

This Best-Selling Author Is Writing Life Into Queer Black Boyhood

TheBody contributor George M. Johnson discusses their debut best-selling memoir, ‘All Boys Aren’t Blue.’

By Juan Michael Porter II
Cakes Da Killa
Interviews

Hip-Hop’s Hardest Confection, ‘Cakes Da Killa,’ Talks New Music, Sex, and COVID-19’s Impact on Pride Bookings

The Jersey-born, Brooklyn-residing Black gay hip-hop artist talks to Kenyon Farrow about his new single and future endeavors.

By Kenyon Farrow
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Features

COVID-19 Budget Cuts Are Quashing NYC’s Brand-New Summer Career Program for LGBTQ Homeless Youth

The project, funded at $2.7 million over four years, was to start July 1. Queer youth and their allies are devastated.

By Tim Murphy
Devin Quinn.
Interviews

How TikTok and New Recipes Are Helping This Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“As a person who works in public health and is living with HIV … this has prepared me rather well for this, to be able to know how to get through and acknowledge what I have to do.”

By Tim Murphy