Ask a Queer Chick

Why We Read Ask a Queer Chick

Matt: Like Ask Bear, Ask a Queer Chick has returned to us in late 2017 to become (thankfully!) eligible for this list. In our present dystopian hellscape, Lindsay King-Miller is more valuable than ever and reminds us that the fight for human rights and social justice still needs all hands on deck. A common theme in Lindsay's questions speaks to feelings of not belonging to the queer community—fears of being regarded as fraudulent for taking on queer labels if you've not passed a non-existent litmus test—and she handles this subject matter with such compassion and a resolute principle of inclusivity, her words reaching out to pull the reader into an embrace that says "I see you and I accept you." Lindsay also has a rare distinction among others on this list of having an audience that tends to skew younger, but there's nevertheless an "all ages" application for many of her answers particularly as older generations are only now finally finding the words to describe the feelings (of their sexuality, of their gender) that they've been repressing for decades. Bless Lindsay.