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Series of undressed, headless white mannequins lined up in an empty store.
Issue 43 by Cameron G. on November 16th, 2016
Presumption of a disposable income, able-bodied access and ability to use any tool, while prioritizing heterosexual monogamy, whiteness and cis identity, all create a sex toy culture that rejects and erases marginalized users.
Screenshot from Snapshot game: shows a room in pixelated graphics with skull and heart posters on the wall, a computer desk, several bookshelves, a rug, and bed with pillows.
Issue 42 by The Editor & Alayna Cole on October 18th, 2016
"Opportunities for queer representation are improving, but there are certainly still gaps that need to be filled."
Large sculptures of dandelions beneath a bridge, surreal in a fading light.
Issue 41 by Emily Cobbs on September 6th, 2016
I still can’t see myself in role models or dream jobs.
The Thurst logo: the name with a large, bubbly teal illustration of a drop of water.
Issue 39 by Morgen Bromell on July 25th, 2016
My hope is that we can allow folks to express the truths of their existence and be their full selves while seeking to connect with others.
An eerie, long shadow of a person superimposed over a driveway with cars, and large trees in the background.
Issue 38 by Siobhán K Cronin on June 20th, 2016
Does chronic exposure to workplace stressors and aggressions affect our neuroanatomy?
Ellie and Riley from The Last of Us: Left Behind, looking towards us as if posing for a photograph; Riley is giving Ellie bunny ears behind her head. Both are dressed in soiled outdoors-y clothes and wearing backpacks.
Issue 37 by Veve Jaffa on May 24th, 2016
Diverse characters and storylines are often withheld from games to be sold as optional add-ons for additional cost.
Two images of the author, visualizing how facial recognition works: facial features are marked with dots and then connected with lines.
Issue 36 by Alyx Baldwin on April 25th, 2016
The more we discuss the dangers of training AI on only small sets of data and narrow ideas about identity, the better prepared we will be for the future.
In-game screenshot; a character looks at the camera, wearing a vest and bowtie, leaning against a graphical case of bottles.
Issue 29 by Veve Jaffa on November 4th, 2015
Organizations run by primarily white, cis, straight founders train the majority of their focus on alleviating alienation for white cis women in cis male-centric spaces, but do little to dig deeper into other marginalized identities and access needs.
A beautiful chandelier with a shapely black center and rich, gold curves waterfalling from it.
Issue 25 by Neal Ulrich on August 11th, 2015
Making as a gay man is a political statement that I will not be relegated to the periphery of society, seen as inconsequential, or be without the power to shape my own world and the worlds of others.