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Tom of Finland's Art Still Resonates Because It Mixes Pride and Shame

As a biopic about the infamous gay Finnish artist premieres this weekend, a look at why his art still captivates the world.
Manuel Betancourt
4.24.17
contemporary art

Devan Shimoyama's Fearless Paintings of the Queer Black Experience

The pieces are a remix of creation stories featuring young, black, gay men.
Diana Shi
4.3.17
Features

What It's Actually Like to DJ at a Bathhouse

"Sometimes someone will get in the DJ booth to ask me if they can suck me off while I'm spinning."
Rebecca Krauss
3.28.16
travel

Views from Tokyo's Infamous Gay Micro-Bar District

Shinjuku 2 Chome is like a gay bar buffet. The Tokyo district is said to have the highest concentration of gay bars in the world, each with its own theme (such as BDSM or J-Pop), and each with less than a 12-person capacity.
Kaz Senju
2.1.16
world aids day

Why Clubbing Was Crucial for Gay Men During the AIDS Crisis

"Often, I was relieved to see people at parties; I had assumed they had died in the interim."
Steve Weinstein
12.2.15
Photos

Photos from MIX, NYC's Premier Queer Film Festival

The long-running happening transformed a raw warehouse space into a 24/7 art and film hub.
Zak Krevitt, Text by Hugh Ryan
11.21.15
bushwig

Do Raves and Drag Go Together? We Polled Bushwig's Most Fabulous Queens

"I think drag is really fun to appreciate even when you are not rolling."
Cale Weissman
9.15.15
Stuff

Call Me Daddy: Playing Son to My Fatherless Boyfriend

I fell in love with a man 20 years my senior. Then, I became his "son."
Mayukh Sen
6.21.15
Film

Filming ​Mario Diaz, the Man Behind The Cock

In the aftermath of the AIDS crisis, Mario Diaz brought sex-positivity back to New York's gay scene with his balls-out wild club, The Cock. Now, documentary filmmaker Jon Bush is immortalizing Diaz's party life on film in <i>Club King.</i>
Hugh Ryan
6.20.15
Trending Now

Ten Walls' Homophobic Rant Just Cost Him His Career

The Lithuanian producer has been dropped from major festivals and his booking agency.
THUMP Staff
6.9.15
Words

Dance Music Is My Religion: Steve Weinstein on the Sacred Origins of Gay Circuit Parties

Circuit parties came to be defined as creating sacred spaces where gay men could converge to celebrate their identity without hostility or judgment.
Steve Weinstein
12.26.14
Music

Watch Tatum O'Neal Dance with an Alien Rosa Parks in iRAWniQ's New Music Video

We weren’t sure what happened in the music video for iRAWniQ’s "ALIENPU$," so we asked Oscar winner and former child star Tatum O'Neal to explain what the heck was going on.
Tatum O'Neal
10.19.14
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