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Laverne Cox: on growing up trans, Orange is the New Black and Caitlyn Jenner

<b>Season 4 of Orange is the New Black arrives on Netflix on Friday 17 June. In this interview, first published in June 2015, Laverne Cox talks about her role in the hit series, and the challenges facing trans people today</b><p>Laverne Cox has accomplished a fistful of firsts over the past couple of years. …

Belgian Autumn: A Confabulated History - Photographs and text by Jan Rosseel | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Visual Storytelling Awards 2014. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>A confabulated history.<p>[<i>Confabulating: Filling the</i> …

Historical Photography

How to Make Your Black-and-White Images Pop With Lightroom 6

What we know today as the process of photography had its start at the beginning of the 19th century. Back then, the process was really complicated. …

Tutorials

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Creative Exercises That Will Make Writing Fun Again

If you’re like me, it’s been a lifelong dream to write professionally. Hours spent scribbling away in notebooks as a child morphed into opportunities …

14 Things To Do To Be A Great Writer

I am an author, a playwright, and a freelance editor. I get asked all of the time what advice I have for aspiring writers. I have met a lot of …

Barnard's Admission of Transgender Students

The women’s college becomes the last of the Seven Sisters to welcome applicants “who consistently live and identify as women.”<p>Acknowledging a "recognition of our changing world and an evolving understanding of gender identity," Barnard College became the last of the traditional Seven Sister schools …

College & University

Best Space Stories of the Week – June 7, 2015

Scientists announced surprising discoveries about Pluto's moons, a spacecraft beamed home amazing images taken from a comet's surface, and the United …

Space

Kylie Jenner Slams Chris Brown, After Transphobic Comments About Caitlyn Jenner On Instagram

Kylie Jenner has hit back at Chris Brown, after he made fun of Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transition, with transphobic comments on his Instagram</b> …

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Caitlyn Jenner

Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro Talk Books, Storytelling, Dragons

<i>Neil Gaiman’s</i> New York Times <i>review of Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel began a debate about the borders between fantasy and literary fiction. For a</i> …

Books

Book Manifesto: How To Zero In on The Book You Are Destined To Write

Do you know the hardest question for an author to answer?<b>“What is special and unique about my book?”</b>It’s not because you don’t know.It’s because you …

Writing

17 Breathtaking Photos Of Queer Pride Taken All Over The World

It's been quite the year for the global queer community.<p>From The Supreme Court tackling same-sex marriage, to queer narratives on television, to unprecedented visibility for the transgender community -- a lot has happened since Pride 2014.<p>While we can oftentimes get caught up purely with what's …

Overvalued Genitals and Undervalued Brains: A Trans Response to Christian Conservatives Uncomfortable With Caitlyn Jenner

The impact of Jenner's debut has been nothing short of extraordinary. Media outlets that struggled to properly report on trans persons in police blotters just a few years ago are suddenly interested in the topic. "Ex-trans persons," those few scattered across the country over many years, suddenly …

The town where a gay college student was killed approves LGBT protections 17 years later

The council voted 7-2 in favor of the measure that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment and access to public facilities such as restaurants.<p>Local organizers focused their efforts on Laramie after the Legislature repeatedly rejected …

LGBTQI

NASA snaps first full family photo of Pluto and its five moons

The New Horizons probe, currently speeding towards a July rendezvous with Pluto, has sent back the first images of the dwarf planet and the five …

Writing
Writing
LGBTQ
Loneliness