queer culture

LGBTQ

Lesbian Culture Has Had a Major Update

Is this how straight people feel all the time? I'm surprised they're even functioning.
Daisy Jones
1.9.19
Obsessive Tendencies

How Queer Stories Onscreen Breathe New Life into Old Songs

'Call Me By Your Name,' 'Moonlight' and 'Black Mirror' have transformed classic songs, giving us a fresh wave of LGBTQ anthems.
Daisy Jones
4.12.18
Features

Clubbing in Majority White Spaces Taught Me More About My Blackness and Queerness Than Daily Life

Finding QTPOC communities helped me overcome racial oppression and self-doubt.
Max Mohenu
9.15.16
Features

Five Artists Tell Us About the Lasting Influence of 'Paris Is Burning’ 25 Years Later

Cakes Da Killa, Ghibli, and more on how Jennie Livingston's 1991 ballroom documentary impacted pop culture and LGBTQ communities.
Max Mohenu
8.12.16
Features

How Toronto's Most Popular Queer Hip-Hop and Dancehall Party Started in a Hostel

Ahead of its seventh anniversary, an oral history of inclusive, "straight-friendly" bash Yes Yes Y'all.
Nino Brown & Golshan Abdmoulaie
3.21.16
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
Stuff

Cult Art Legend Tabboo! Talks About the New York Drag Scene of Yesteryear

We caught up with painter and famed drag performer Tabboo!, whose work appears this weekend at the Outsider Art Fair.
Whitney Mallett
1.24.16
Photo

Pacifico Silano Uses Forgotten Gay Porn to Create New Queer History

The photographer's latest exhibition, 'Tear Sheets', fuses cultural detritus with contemporary art tropes to figuratively mold the past.
Efrem Zelony-Mindell
1.4.16
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
Stuff

'These Schmucks Were Geniuses!': Poet Eileen Myles Remembers Her New York

We sat down with the writer to talk about her career, how New York has changed, and the problems LGBT people still face.
Hugh Ryan
10.4.15