Mimi Zhu’s Be Not Afraid of Love is a love letter to their queer community

Zhu penned their debut book after surviving an abusive relationship — and relearning how to love.

"Illustrated by Lais Borges/Mic; Photo by @munachiosegbu

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Self Love
ByRhyma Castillo

Sam Smith recalled being spat at on the street after coming out as nonbinary

“If that's happening to me and I'm famous, I'm a pop star, can you imagine what other kids, like queer kids are feeling?”

Immigrants did it first

Immigrant families have been doing the TikTok-famous 'hot girl walk' for ages

Sky Daddy Blues

Pope Francis called anti-gay laws "unjust" — but don't celebrate just yet

Awards Season

The highs and lows of the 2023 Oscar nominations

Stop AAPI Hate

How to help the Monterey Park, California AAPI community right now


The real reason Shakira’s “BZRP Music Session” is hitting so hard

No TERFS Allowed

Brian Cox supports trans rights — but also J.K. Rowling

Love and Business

These queer Latina business owners went from Etsy to Target in seven years

All genders welcome

Gender-inclusive bathroom signs are linked to positive attitudes about trans people


FEMA sent Native Alaskans a lot of gibberish after a natural disaster

Trans Rights

A proposed anti-trans law signals a dark future for trans rights


What it's like as a woman working in the prison system

That's on period

Nadya Okamoto doesn’t care how gross you think her TikToks are

Let women run everything

Jennifer Lawrence called out Bryan Singer and the “emotional men” who’ve directed her films

Bad Men

What Dave has that Elon doesn’t


All hail 'Jeopardy!' GOAT, Amy Schneider