Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Queer-Owned Businesses

All types of presents for all types of people, made by members of the LGBTQ community

Every gift we give can have a resounding impact well beyond the reaction of the receiver. To buy today almost requires one to be mindful of where their money goes—and who it can benefit. In recent years, advancements for the LGBTQ community often come with backlash and burden. Support is always necessary. Items in this Queer-Owned Businesses gift guide are not just for queer people; …

Tom of Finland’s Centenary, Seen Through The Artist’s Home, Foundation + Collaborations

Reverberations from the life of the "gay Norman Rockwell"

Born 8 May 1920, homoerotic artist Tom of Finland had a multi-decade career that did not end with his passing in 1991. The legacy of Tom, born Touko Valio Laaksonen, continues to influence emerging artists and inspire members of the queer community. Tom House in LA’s Echo Park is still the center of the expanding universe that surrounds the artist and his work. The Tom …

Interview: Hulu Miniseries First Day’s Julie Kalceff and Kirsty Stark

Two filmmakers on their deft and emotional narrative exploration of the life of a trans youth in Australia

Recently, in an atypical project, CH editors teamed up to guest host a virtual writing class at SUNY New Paltz, where I am an adjunct professor. The focus of this particular class was conducting successful interviews (and all the preparation that goes into one). The resulting project proved quite unique: Every student was given the opportunity to interview Julie Kalceff and Kirsty Stark—the creator/director and …