Liana DeMasi

Liana DeMasi

A queer, Brooklyn-based, New York-bred journalist, author, copywriter, and MFA Fiction Candidate at City College.
Mar
10
Notes from an Authoritarian State

Notes from an Authoritarian State

If you’re wondering if this is all legal, so are we.
9 min read
Feb
24
The NYT Refuses to Part With Transphobia, and More Notes on Hypocrisy

The NYT Refuses to Part With Transphobia, and More Notes on Hypocrisy

We didn’t have a love affair between the far right, J.K. Rowling, and the NYT on our 2023 bingo card (or maybe we did).
10 min read
Feb
10
Black History Month 🏳️‍🌈 One Hell of a Performance 🏳️‍⚧️ Trump’s Pledge

Black History Month 🏳️‍🌈 One Hell of a Performance 🏳️‍⚧️ Trump’s Pledge

Trump makes a case for why his potential 2024 presidency would be genocidal.
8 min read
Feb
08

Corporate Media Are Making Life Worse For Trans Kids

The NYT is especially obsessed with trans children.
1 min read
Jan
26
Maybe He’s Born With [The Propensity to Lie Through His Teeth]...Maybe it’s George Santos

Maybe He’s Born With [The Propensity to Lie Through His Teeth]...Maybe it’s George Santos

Santos’ lies, the protection of religious freedoms over LGBTQ+ lives, and the GOP’s legacy.
9 min read
Jan
12
Kicking Off the New Year With…Much of the Same LGBTQ+ News

Kicking Off the New Year With…Much of the Same LGBTQ+ News

From Fox’s interview with Chaya Raichik to Oklahoma’s latest anti-trans bill, we have 2023 cut out for us.
11 min read
Dec
15
Another Two Weeks Plagued by Violent Extremism—Or, On Being LGBTQ+

Another Two Weeks Plagued by Violent Extremism—Or, On Being LGBTQ+

We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re entitled to independent, curated news.
11 min read
Dec
01
Maybe She’s Born With it…Maybe it’s the Crippling Weight of Living in an Anti-LGBTQ Hellscape

Maybe She’s Born With it…Maybe it’s the Crippling Weight of Living in an Anti-LGBTQ Hellscape

We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re entitled to independent, curated news.
9 min read
Nov
20
Another Transphobic NYT Article • The Predictable Crypto Scandal • Labor Strikes Back

Another Transphobic NYT Article • The Predictable Crypto Scandal • Labor Strikes Back

The best of independent news from the OptOut network.
8 min read
Nov
10
Maybe She’s Born With It…Maybe It’s the Crippling Weight of Living in an Anti-LGBTQ Hellscape

Maybe She’s Born With It…Maybe It’s the Crippling Weight of Living in an Anti-LGBTQ Hellscape

We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re entitled to independent, curated news.
7 min read