queer culture

1.8.19

Lesbian Culture Has Had a Major Update

Is this how straight people feel all the time? I'm surprised they're even functioning.

4.12.18

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.

6.21.17

The Unsung History of Circuit Parties, Where Gay Men Seek Sex and Freedom

How hedonistic marathon raves became a unique LGBTQ tradition.

5.15.17

Are HMLTD Queerness Tourists or Guitar Music’s Greatest Hope?

The complications of being an art project/band of straight guys where gender-fluid makeup and clothes define your look.

3.1.17

‘Lip Sync Battle’ Is Just a Watered-Down Version of Drag Culture

How the show follows a familiar trajectory of making LGBTQ culture "palatable" for a mainstream, straight audience.

12.15.16

We Asked Five Innovative Toronto Artists About the People, Spaces, and Movements Inspiring Them Right Now

Some of our favourite producers, promoters, and venue owners share their 2016 favourites and discuss the challenges facing the city.

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12.14.16

We Asked Five Innovative Montreal Artists About the People, Spaces, and Movements Inspiring Them Right Now

Some of our favourite DJs, directors, and label owners share their 2016 favourites and discuss the challenges facing the city.

9.13.16

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.

8.12.16

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.

3.18.16

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.

1.31.16

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.

1.22.16

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.

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