When Sexuality Attempts to Obstruct Success: Sam Smith as a Symbol of Queer Resistance 

Staff Writer Jessica Anne Rose examines what Sam Smith’s identity means in our modern world.  At age thirty, singer and songwriter Sam Smith has won five Grammys, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three BRIT awards, composed the theme song to 2015 Bond film Spectre, and has amassed 45 billion multi-platform streams per their Spotify biography. […]

Exploring The Empowering Female Queerness of Ellie in The Last of Us Franchise

Staff Writer Jessica Anne Rose examines The Last of Us and its protagonist Ellie through the lens of female queerness. (WARNING: Contains spoilers for The Last of Us and The Last of Us: Part II.) Though fans of The Last of Us franchise today may be more familiar with the HBO television series adaptation, 2013’s […]

Bisexuality: Best of both worlds or the Pariah of the Queer Community?

As part of a special series of poems, essays and articles dedicated to St. Valentine’s, Mary De Martino lets us in on the tricky journey to figuring it all out.    When I was a child I always knew I was “different”. I always knew that I was attracted to boys, but also to girls, […]