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.


What it’s like to date as a trans person in 2022


TikTokers claim that ‘brown noise’ is helping them focus


Juul will pay nearly half a billion to settle a teen vaping investigation

Nope nope nope

‘Transracial’ influencer and BTS wannabe Oli London is wrong in too many ways to count


We need to end the TikTok “Keep or Return” trend

Bye, America

Why young people of color are getting the hell out of the U.S.


Magic mushrooms could help you quit drinking, according to a study


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

How (Un)original

Don’t freak out, but you may have a lookalike who shares your DNA

RIP hustle culture

The rise of radical rest

This is why we can't have nice things

Rainwater is apparently too toxic to drink now


How worried should we be about the new Langya virus?


The 23 best things to drink this summer


People are renting out actual slave cabins on Airbnb


WTF is going on with flights right now?


Is anyone surprised that this anti-vax dating site was hacked?

Safety First

Every city needs this ingenious traffic light

Love Life

What it's like to date with HIV


This TikTok beautician detailed exactly how she’d change Natalia Dyer’s face, for some reason

Mental Health

A new report casts serious doubt on the whole serotonin = happiness thing