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Tagg Magazine was created to serve “Everything le***an, q***r and under the rainbow” to provide the community with a central source for le***an and q***r culture, news and events. Tagg is an innovative, magazine, website and podcast reaching thousands of LGBTQ people across the country. Our diverse readers—from young professionals to those with established families— recognize the strong need for m

Tagg Magazine was created to serve “Everything le***an, q***r and under the rainbow” to provide the community with a central source for le***an and q***r culture, news and events. Tagg is an innovative, magazine, website and podcast reaching thousands of LGBTQ people across the country. Our diverse readers—from young professionals to those with established families— recognize the strong need for m

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12/31/2022

Happy new year from all of us at Tagg to all of you! Wish you the most fabulous 2023 🎉🎉🎉

You're into sapphic s*x, q***r TV characters, and LGBTQ+ entertainment news... Good thing we are too! Here's a look back...
12/27/2022
Most Read Tagg Articles of 2022

You're into sapphic s*x, q***r TV characters, and LGBTQ+ entertainment news... Good thing we are too! Here's a look back on your 10 favorite articles of 2022:

These were the most popular articles of Tagg Magazine in 2022.

Trying to find someone to smooch under the mistletoe? We asked a dating expert for some advice on how to navigate the da...
12/21/2022
Dating Dos and Don’ts for the Winter Holidays

Trying to find someone to smooch under the mistletoe? We asked a dating expert for some advice on how to navigate the dating world this time of year:

We're here to help you navigate the dating scene during the winter holidays.

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Enter for a chance to win a 2023 Butches in the Wild Calendar. Visit our contest page at taggmagazine.co...
12/20/2022

GIVEAWAY ALERT!

Enter for a chance to win a 2023 Butches in the Wild Calendar. Visit our contest page at taggmagazine.com/contests by December 30 for your chance to win.

Here's some advice on how to navigate—and enjoy—the holidays without partaking in the champagne 🥳
12/13/2022
Staying Sober During the Holiday Season in the LGBTQ+ Community

Here's some advice on how to navigate—and enjoy—the holidays without partaking in the champagne 🥳

Let’s take a look at why LGBTQIA+ sober community matters and how you can navigate—and enjoy—the holidays without partaking this year.

Shopping for the Finley, Alice, and Bette on your list!
12/09/2022
The Gen Q Gift Guide

Shopping for the Finley, Alice, and Bette on your list!

Get all you need to make the yuletide gay for everyone on your list(/chart).

Congratulations, Griner family!!! After nine months, WNBA player Brittney Griner has been released from Russian detentio...
12/08/2022
Brittney Griner Is Coming Home!

Congratulations, Griner family!!! After nine months, WNBA player Brittney Griner has been released from Russian detention after the U.S. negotiated a prisoner exchange.

After nine months of detention in Russia for cannabis possession, WNBA player Brittney Griner has been released and is on her way home to the United States.

A lot has changed from the original L Word series to Generation Q...
12/01/2022
The Evolution of The L Word Franchise

A lot has changed from the original L Word series to Generation Q...

Here’s a look at the history of The L Word, The L Word: Generation Q, and their impact on representation and our community.

Merry & Gay premieres December 1 and is the first holiday rom-com to feature a non-binary character.
11/29/2022
Christin Baker Q***rs the Holiday Rom-Com with Merry & Gay

Merry & Gay premieres December 1 and is the first holiday rom-com to feature a non-binary character.

Merry & Gay will be featured on the newly announced, q***r streaming network DIVABoxOffice.tv and unlike Baker’s other movies, it features the first non-binary character in a holiday rom-com.

11/21/2022
Tibette, Gini, Shess, Sinley... So many questions are answered in the Gen Q premiere! 😍🥵🤯
11/19/2022
The L Word Generation Q Roundup: Season 3, Episode 1

Tibette, Gini, Shess, Sinley... So many questions are answered in the Gen Q premiere! 😍🥵🤯

The premiere touched on all of our questions from the season two finale, and while we don’t have answers to all of them, the first episode of season three certainly did not shy away from the drama.

HAPPY THE L WORD: GENERATION Q PREMIERE DAY! Our Nov/Dec issue premieres today as well and it is ALL Gen Q to celebrate ...
11/18/2022
The L Word's Newest Generation

HAPPY THE L WORD: GENERATION Q PREMIERE DAY! Our Nov/Dec issue premieres today as well and it is ALL Gen Q to celebrate season three. Our feature is now online where we talked with Sepideh Moafi (Gigi), Arienne Mandi (Dani), Leo Sheng (Micah), and Jacqueline Toboni (Finley) about what to expect from this season and the importance of diverse q***r representation.

Tagg Magazine sat down with Sepideh Moafi (Gigi), Arienne Mandi (Dani), Leo Sheng (Micah), and Jacqueline Toboni (Finley) to talk about what to expect from this season and the importance of diverse q***r representation.

The L Word on Showtime officially drops tomorrow but we heard it's already streaming NOW! We're so excited that our Nov/...
11/17/2022

The L Word on Showtime officially drops tomorrow but we heard it's already streaming NOW! We're so excited that our Nov/Dec print issue coming out tomorrow is an ENTIRE GEN Q ISSUE! Watch this space and http://taggmagazine.com for tons of content soon.

It's been a busy year for Tegan and Sara... new TV show, new tour, new album. They talked about it all with us:
11/16/2022
Tegan and Sara Dish On Their New TV Show, Album, Tour, and Book

It's been a busy year for Tegan and Sara... new TV show, new tour, new album. They talked about it all with us:

“We are writing universally, relatable pop songs. Why can’t we be for everyone? No man has their s*xuality in the headline. It still happens to us in that way.”

Tell the truth, which one are you? 😉   ***antravel     ***rcouples
11/15/2022

Tell the truth, which one are you? 😉 ***antravel ***rcouples

We're winners, baby! 🎉
11/10/2022

We're winners, baby! 🎉

"Carol is romantic period piece and Tár is a psychological thriller. After watching both movies, I came to same conclusi...
11/01/2022
Tár Is Not Carol, But As Always, Cate Blanchett Slaps

"Carol is romantic period piece and Tár is a psychological thriller. After watching both movies, I came to same conclusion: I just can’t get enough of Cate Blanchett."

Blanchett’s performance as Tár was incredible, and it’s no surprise that she is already receiving a ton of Oscar buzz.

It's As*xual Awareness Week and we have a guest post that answers the question: what's it like dating as an as*xual pers...
10/28/2022
What It's Like Dating As An As*xual Person

It's As*xual Awareness Week and we have a guest post that answers the question: what's it like dating as an as*xual person?

When I finally realized I was As*xual, I thought it was going to fix everything. I thought it was going to make dating easier, and less confusing. I was wrong.

Five different LGBTQ+ film festivals are going on this week across the U.S. (Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, Way OUT Wes...
10/17/2022
13 of the Biggest LGBTQ+ Film Festivals in the U.S.

Five different LGBTQ+ film festivals are going on this week across the U.S. (Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, Way OUT West Film Fest, Seattle Q***r Film Festival, Reel Affirmations, NewFest) and they have virtual screenings for you to enjoy no matter where you are in the country!

Fall is LGBTQ+ film festival season and no matter where in the U.S. you are, there is bound to be one near you.

The Season 3 trailer for The L Word: Generation Q just dropped and it's got Tibette drama and sooo much kissing 😍🥵
10/16/2022
10 Things to Scream About From Gen Q’s Season 3 Trailer

The Season 3 trailer for The L Word: Generation Q just dropped and it's got Tibette drama and sooo much kissing 😍🥵

The official trailer for Season 3 of The L Word: Generation Q has dropped, and here’s everything we screamed about.

While some of us were growing sourdough starters during the first quarantine, Maura Bennet-Martins was turning garden gn...
10/13/2022
Gay Garden Gnomes: Pandemic Protest Grows Thanks to TikTok

While some of us were growing sourdough starters during the first quarantine, Maura Bennet-Martins was turning garden gnomes into q***r icons. Two years later, Super Gay Gnomes is a thriving small business selling hand-painted, glitter-coated garden gnomes in a rainbow of colors.

Maura Bennet-Martins turns straight garden gnomes into q***r icons and TikTok is loving it.

National Coming Out Day is a celebration of our community and being proud of who we are! No one needs to come out to be ...
10/11/2022

National Coming Out Day is a celebration of our community and being proud of who we are! No one needs to come out to be valid and no one should come out if they're not ready or safe to do so, and we're thinking of all of you on this day, too. ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜 🤎🖤

Mack the Tailor's new collection will debut at LA Fashion Week this weekend!
10/06/2022
Designs of Destinee: Mack the Tailor's Q***r Fashion

Mack the Tailor's new collection will debut at LA Fashion Week this weekend!

Debuting at LA Fashion Week, the Mirror X Mirror collection will speak to the hurdles Destinee Macklin has overcome. Each piece is hand cut and sewn by Macklin herself and almost every piece has a message.

Via  : Cuba has legalized same-s*x marriage after Cubans voted in favor of a family code that increased protections for ...
09/27/2022

Via : Cuba has legalized same-s*x marriage after Cubans voted in favor of a family code that increased protections for minorities on the island, the country’s National Electoral Council announced on Monday.

The new family code extends greater protection to women, children and the elderly, as well as allowing LGBTQ couples to marry and adopt children. *xmarriage 🌈

As Tagg Magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary, it’s hard not to grapple with the fact that Tagg is one of only two q*...
09/23/2022
The Decline of the Le***an Print Magazine - Tagg Magazine

As Tagg Magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary, it’s hard not to grapple with the fact that Tagg is one of only two q***r women’s print publications left in the country.

Rivendell CEO Todd Evans, whose company represents LGBTQ+ publications, noticed […]

09/21/2022

Some of our favs stopped by to wish us a Happy Anniversary and we can't stop smiling. Thank you for your love and support!

Thank you for celebrating ten years of Tagg!

It’s been 10 years since fashion designer Alicia Hardesty stole our hearts as a contestant on Project Runway and spoke t...
09/19/2022
Catching Up with Alicia Hardesty: Tagg's Original Cover Girl

It’s been 10 years since fashion designer Alicia Hardesty stole our hearts as a contestant on Project Runway and spoke to us in Tagg’s first issue about her clothing line, “Original Tomboy.” A decade later, she is gearing up to relaunch the line.

It’s been 10 years since fashion designer Alicia Hardesty stole our hearts as a contestant on Project Runway and spoke to us about her clothing line, “Original Tomboy.” A decade later, she is gearing up to relaunch it.

"By rooting for the Rockford Peaches to win, I felt like I was rooting for the rights and visibility of the LGBTQ+ commu...
09/15/2022
A League Of Their Own Steals Bases and Q***r Hearts

"By rooting for the Rockford Peaches to win, I felt like I was rooting for the rights and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community at large," Becca Damante writes.

By rooting for the Rockford Peaches to win, I felt like I was rooting for the rights and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community at large.

Wishing our LGBTQ+ friends and allies a Happy Latinx Heritage Month. We celebrate and value the rich history and diverse...
09/15/2022

Wishing our LGBTQ+ friends and allies a Happy Latinx Heritage Month. We celebrate and value the rich history and diverse culture of Latinx and Hispanic communities.

Kate McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Zendaya, Hannah Einbinder, Sam Jay, Jerrod Carmichael… Our community’s a winner, baby! 😍
09/13/2022
7 Gayest Moments from the Emmy Awards

Kate McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Zendaya, Hannah Einbinder, Sam Jay, Jerrod Carmichael… Our community’s a winner, baby! 😍

Here are seven of the gayest moments from television’s biggest night!

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Tagg Magazine was created in 2012 to bring you “everything le***an, q***r and under the rainbow” and provide the community with a central source for le***an and q***r culture, news, and events. Our founder and editor-in-chief, Eboné Bell, launched Tagg with the mission to spotlight le***an, q***r, transgender, and bis*xual individuals across the Washington, D.C., area and later, across the U.S. Tagg is an innovative magazine and website reaching thousands of LGBTQ people across the country and around the world. Our diverse readers—from young professionals to those with established families—recognize the strong need for more coverage of LGBTQ people and content, especially content that centers q***r people of color. Tagg is for our community. It’s for you. It’s your events, your resources, and your stories. Tagg, you’re it!


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