queer culture

Pride 2017

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

How hedonistic marathon raves became a unique LGBTQ tradition.
Steve Weinstein
6.21.17
Features

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

Some of our favorite producers, promoters, and venue owners share their 2016 favorites and discuss the challenges facing the city.
Max Mohenu
12.15.16
Features

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

Some of our favorite DJs, directors, and label owners share their 2016 favorites and discuss the challenges facing the city.
Max Mohenu
12.14.16
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
9.13.16
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
3.18.16
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
1.31.16
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
1.22.16
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
1.3.16
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