Samantha Allen
Samantha Allen

Samantha Allen writes about gender, sexuality, and technology. She is currently a staff writer at The Daily Beast. Her work has also appeared on The Advocate, Salon, Mic, Huffington Post, Kinsey Confidential, Jacobin, and in Adult Magazine. Samantha holds a Ph.D. in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University.

Oct. 9, 2014

An "Undocumented Immigrant" Is Generating Serious Oscar Buzz

Jose Antonio Vargas is making waves with a new documentary.

Oct. 2, 2014
Sept. 12, 2014

The Best Reason to Love 'Friends' Is the One We Never Realized at the Time

The show changed television in a very big way.
Sept. 8, 2014

The Fall Television Season Is A Major Moment in the Transgender Movement

The revolution will be televised.
Aug. 26, 2014

Why 'Modern Family's' Fifth Emmy Should Be Its Last

The show keeps winning big over more deserving candidates
Aug. 14, 2014

Amazon's New Show is an Exciting Step Forward for LGBT Representation

There's nothing like it on network television.

July 24, 2014

Hollywood's LGBT Characters Are Doing More Harm Than Good

Despite a changing America, there's more progress to be made.
June 9, 2014

What Life Is Actually Like in the Prison From 'Orange Is the New Black'

Life in Riverhead Jail, where scenes from the series are filmed, is far more difficult than life in Litchfield.
May 13, 2014

The Most Anticipated Video Game of the Year Has Failed Female Gamers

It's time the video game industry realized that gamers aren't just straight white men.
May 5, 2014

The Surprising New Place Where LGBT People Are Finding Themselves

This is fast becoming one of the most vital places for queer self-discovery.