Here at Equally Wed, we love staying current on LGBTQ+ news, pop culture, culture, opinion, personal essays and more. Here are a few things I’ve read recently that are absolutely worth reading (and sharing).

Stuck In the Media Spotlight, LGBTQ Muslims Often Feel Exploited by Sarah Harvard, Bitch Media

Legalizing Gay Marriage Reduced Homophobia by Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard

Falling in Love and (Finally) Finding Queer Representation on a Telenovela by Yuly Restrepo Garcés, Catapult

Jane the Virgin’s Final Season is Gayer and Wilder and More Romantic Than Ever by Heather Hogan, Autostraddle

First I Got Pregnant. Then I Started Looking For Love. by Lindsay Curtis, HuffPost

Finally, There’s a Comedy Where Disability Isn’t the Punch Line by Keah Brown, Bitch Media

11 Ways to Make Your Wedding More Gender Inclusive by Melissa Kravitz, Brides

Sober Queer Spaces Are Giving LGBTQ+ People a Place to Just Be by Trish Bendix, Out

Lenn Keller: Keeping the Bay Area’s Black Lesbian History Alive by Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED

Five non-binary people on their favorite parts of transitioning by Serena Sonoma, Wear Your Voice Magazine

This Queer Ballet Company Is Putting Their Classes Online For Everyone by Alyssa Goodman, Them

The Stories Of Black Women In The Military Need To Be Told In Books by Andrea Williams, Bustle

Why we need more coming out stories from queer people of color by Anika Chapman, HelloGiggles

I’m in a Heterosexual Marriage. Do I Need to Come Out as Queer? by John Paul Brammer, Out

How To Find Sex-Positive, Queer-Friendly Disability Aides by Eva Sweeney, Salty

Do Cats Know Their Own Names? Scientists Talked To A Bunch Of Them To Find Out by Mia Mercado, Bustle

White People Don’t Feel Empathy for People of Color and Here Is Why That Matters by Sherronda J. Brown and Lara Witt, Wear Your Voice Magazine

What I Never Expected About Shopping for a Wedding Dress as a Gay Woman by Melissa Kravitz, Glamour

Naima Green captures the many faces of the queer community by Eloise Blondiau, CNN

Ralph Lauren Features a Same-Sex Couple in a Campaign for First Time by Adrianne Pasquarelli, AdAge

Confessions of a Lesbian Ex-Nun by Patricia Dwyer, Narratively

How Fashion Lets Me Embrace the Physical Differences Caused by Crouzon Syndrome by Ariel Henley, Allure

I Married My High School Sweetheart, And I Don’t Recommend It by Baylea Jones, HuffPost

How I Let Queer Literature Come Out to my Middle School Students for Meby Samantha Panepinto, Autostraddle