Ian Kumamoto

Ian Kumamoto is a Mexico City-born, Texas-raised and Brooklyn-based writer whose work centers the lives and wellbeing of queer and trans people of color. His work has appeared in the New York Times, VICE, the Washington Post and other fancy places.

In his free time, Ian likes to eat, drink and shop at Rainbow. He's a deadbeat dad to a dog that now lives with his ex. He usually refers to himself in the first person.

Justice for Hungry People

People are suing McDonald's because their burgers aren't as thicc as advertised

Rainbow Capitalism But Make it Helpful

These "coming out” kits for queer people in China are actually pretty awesome

Weird Science

Your most deranged dreams could be making you more creative, according to science

Feed Me

These home cooks are making hard-to-find Asian ingredients accessible across America


College football teams with Black coaches are penalized more, according to a new study

Get Yours

Gay porn hits different on Twitter

Gift Guides

The most thoughtful last-minute Mother’s Day gifts

Stranger Things

Ticks that can make you allergic to red meat have arrived from hell

Not Now, Other Viruses

The U.S. recorded its first case of a contagious bird flu in a human

Patron Saint of the Pandemic

Dr. Fauci, our trusted pandemic savior, says we are no longer in a pandemic

Advocate > Ally

How to deal with people questioning your race

For the Love of Food

A guide to coming out as vegan to your immigrant parents

Mental Health

40% of queer Asian American youth considered suicide last year

Drug Safety

Bars are helping prevent drug overdoses with free fentanyl test strips

The Future

Can VR really promote racial sensitivity at work?

Get Lifted

A 4/20 gift guide for the socially conscious stoner

The American Dream

In defense of Disney adults


The FDA just approved a very quick, very accurate COVID breathalyzer test

Ballin' on a Budget

The wildest ways people spent their tax refunds

Not Now, Please

Another Zika outbreak seems pretty plausible, according to new research