The Queer Life is a site dedicated to providing articles, news, and entertainment that are relevant to an all-inclusive community of queer individuals.

The Queer Life is amplifying the voices of otherwise under-represented minorities:  bisexuals, women, gays, lesbians, people of color, poor, trans*, polyamorous, and those with otherwise radical existences that challenge the status quo.

For Whom?

All media created by The Queer Life is intended for all audiences which include those in the LGBTQQI community and the cisgender/straight identifying community. While it’s important for us to present information accurately and honestly, we try to appeal to all audiences without being didactic.

By Whom?

Contributors can be from any background and all kinds of media are accepted (video, fiction, poetry, news, audio, photo, etc). We try to represent as many walks of life as possible, but if we’re out of line or you have criticism we gladly accept any comments or questions (refer to our contact page).

Meet The Team


Co-Founder: Kaiya Kramer

Host of the The Queer Life radio show which is syndicated all over the San Francisco Bay area. Kaiya does public speaking, activism, web design, and studies programming. She is a transsexual woman living in Sonoma County with aspirations to bridge understanding between the cis and trans community (photo by Jeffery Newbury).

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Co-Founder: Karissa Mckelvey

I am a web developer, activist, and trumpet player with an academic hangover. After doing some research, I realized that “The System is Broken” and moved to Oakland, CA. I am a co-founder of the and lead developer of a new project.


Lesbihonest Podcast: La Shaguita

Hi Everyone! I'm La Shaguita, host of Lesbihonest Podcast. I fled from my closet in June 2013, but I still record in it from time to time. In my out of the closet adventures I travel around the world talking to queer women about lesbian rights, culture and visibility in their countries. I even give you some insight into the melodramatic love life of La Shaguita along the way. So go ahead, push a play button or two. If you regret it, just pack up your U-Haul and move on.

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Trans Atheist Podcast: Maddy Love

Hello, I’m Maddy! I’m a 37 year old transperson whose body is still unfortunately producing an excess of natural testosterone.  I’ve only been out as a trans since 2013, but I love science, I love music, and I love to talk to people and learn new things.  So naturally I decided to make a podcast!

I produce and host A Minnesota Trans-Atheist, a podcast where I interview people belonging to various communities and walks of life.  The interviews and discussion tend to focus mainly on individuals who self-identify as someone outside of the destructive gender binary norms that have historically been so devastating to so many people.

I also discuss politics, religion, science, skepticism, and really anything else I find interesting, but always with a focus on how it impacts the trans and non-binary gender communities.  Check the show out, right here on The Queer Life under the Trans Atheist Pod tab, I’m happy to have found such an awesome and welcoming place to be myself, and to share my thoughts with others.  I hope you find my shared experiences of learning and growing entertaining and informative.

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