Ian Aber

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What I found when I set out looking for ‘Trump’s Gays’

The last four years of Donald Trump have been rough, but none more so than 2020. The pandemic, the mind-numbing drone of election-year rhetoric,...

6 LGBTQ comics make the most of queer comedy quarantine

What do you do when gig life dries up? If you’re a queer in comedy, you take your show off the road and do what you gotta do like the rest of us, only funnier.

How to not end your relationship at the end of the world

I always thought straight people would end up zombies and queers would fight them off like “Sissy That Walking Dead." Turns out, it's worse.

Buck up, queer children. 2020 is going to be a bumpy ride

While it was on their backs that our current freedoms were built, it may be by the strength of our own backs that it will be maintained.

‘SNL’ writer Sam Jay hits Atlanta to record her Netflix comedy special

Whether performing stand-up comedy or as a writer on 'Saturday Night Live,' Sam Jay's wit and warmth secure her position as a standout. That's just the beginning.

When idols die and we lose a little piece of our queer childhoods

Having heroes pass away is one of the hardest things about aging. When a bright star fades suddenly, it changes the constellations in our mind’s skies.

Dancing with our depression on LGBTQ suicide watch

They say take time to be grateful, that the act of gratitude will ground you, motivate you and make you appreciate your life more. This is some straight-person bullshit.

Fear of butch queen Pete Buttigieg as the Great Queer Hope

I am not saying that I don’t want another queer president. That is not what this is about. Not at all. And yes I said another queer president, but that is for a whole other column.

Revisiting a fake Atlanta and its web of cis white lies

Maybe coming of age in the late ‘80s and ‘90s as a queer person has shaped my view of the world. Jaded it. But queers in pop culture today feel like an over-correction.

Kevin Hart, comedy and what queer audiences should care about more

We are confronted with exclusion, indifference and marginalization, but part of being queer is picking our fights. There's a better way to push lasting change in entertainment.

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