How It Happens

Michael J. This Ends Badly

By Mike Schneider, PQ Monthly

This is how it happens: you look at Scruff one day, having been single for three years, single at 41. All of these faces scrolling by. Some familiar ones occasionally post new photos, where maybe they …

See Right Through You: The Case for Transparency

Michael J. This Ends Badly

By Michael James Schneider, PQ Monthly

Walking down Broadway, I shuffled along, staring at the sidewalk and musing on the possible titles of my inevitable, boring memoir: “My Cat Is The Handsomest: Thoughts On Dying Alone By Michael James Schneider.” “Sir, …

Radical Relationships


Photo by J Tyler Huber.

By Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly

It’s how you do it, not who you are doing.

I’m speaking as someone who has never been in a monogamous relationship, though I witness beautiful examples of them frequently. I’m speaking as …

The Secret Life of Summer Seasons

Dating a Drag Queen is Serious Business

By Summer Lynne Seasons, PQ Monthly

When I first started doing drag, my drag mother would always say to me, “Everyone loves a drag queen, but nobody falls in love with them.” It seemed like …

Whiskey & Sympathy: October/November 2013

Dear Monika & Gula,

I’m a young gay guy, and a liberal one, too — I’d even call myself a feminist. Here’s the thing, though, that I’ve never really admitted to anyone: I’m very into rape fantasies, both in terms of …

Pretty and Witty and Gay: Slutty

By Belinda Carroll, PQ Monthly

I have something to tell you, sweetstuff. It’s the kind of confession that is usually preceded by three triple martinis and a promise to not shed underwear in public. Ok, here it goes:

I’m not as slutty …

Whiskey & Sympathy: September/October 2013

Dear Gula and Sophia,

My partner and I have been living together for a while, so you could say things are pretty serious. We both identify as progressives, try to support every LGBTQ cause in whatever way we can, and volunteered …

Whiskey & Sympathy: July/August 2013

Dear Gula and Sophia,

I’m a personal of ample size who is getting back into the dating game after a long break. Problem is I sometimes have trouble discerning the difference between people who are attracted to me as a human …