Tips for raising a transgender child

Tips for raising a transgender child

“When I grow up, I want to be a girl.” Genevieve Carter (not her real name) is, in many ways, a typical nine-year-old third-grader. She loves gymnastics and math, and is the embodiment of childhood enthusiasm. Her thick brown hair falls below her shoulders, and her...
Communication, honesty are key to healthy polyamory

Communication, honesty are key to healthy polyamory

Polyamory, open relationships, and non-monogamy are popular fads — and terrifying concepts. Not many people want their partner to interact romantically, intimately, or sexually with another person. Ox Fotheringham In fact, the thought of that might generate in...
Explore outlying Iowa’s progressive gems

Explore outlying Iowa’s progressive gems

This is the first in an occasional  series about progressive destinations located in outlying Iowa: shops, galleries, centers and watering holes located outside of the progressive “bubbles” of Johnson, Linn and Polk counties (Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Des...
Pride continues in Fairfield, Burlington, Quad Cities and more

Pride continues in Fairfield, Burlington, Quad Cities and more

Here’s our latest update of Pride events remaining throughout Iowa and the Midwest! New to the list: June 21 and June 30 Pride events in Iowa City, and a new Queer Pride Takeover at The Depot Brewery in Fairfield! Take a look! Queertopia, Friday, June 21,...
LGBTQ, POC: what’s it like to grow up in Iowa?

LGBTQ, POC: what’s it like to grow up in Iowa?

This year’s 50th anniversary of Stonewall, though moving, has also been marred by episodes of entitlement. These included the shoutdown, at Stonewall Inn itself, of a black transgender woman as she tried to read the names of murdered transgender women amid a...