Kevin Author

Kevin Phinney is a journalist/broadcaster who has worked in print and online, in radio and television. He is the author of a book that examines black and white race relations seen through the prism of music, from 1619-present called “Souled American: How Black Music Transformed White Culture,” published by Billboard Books. He is also a former staff member of The Austin American-Statesman and The Hollywood Reporter. His work has appeared around the world in PREMIERE magazine and liner notes for Rhino Records and other labels. He is one of the former hosts of “Kevin & Kevin,” an award-winning morning drive radio program on KGSR-FM in Austin, Texas.

Jason Mraz: Is the Singer/Songwriter Gay, Straight, Bi or Ally?

Fans of Jason Mraz, the singer/songwriter whose “Geek In the Pink” and “The Remedy” identified him as a sly wordplayer, may have come out. Or not. The...

Violence Erupts against LGBTQ Tourists at World Cup Games

Despite numerous warnings to fans planning to attend the World Cup tournament in Russia, an anti-gay attack took place before the competition even got underway. And yesterday, UK...

Announcing the 10 Reclaiming My Pride Finalists

“Reclaiming My Time” – Congresswoman Maxine Waters With the recent Supreme Court judgment on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, it’s no...

Trek Star George Takei Talks Pride from the Steps of Stonewall

With more than 10 million Facebook followers, George Takei‘s now as famous on social media as he ever was playing a spaceship pilot on TV’s Star Trek. Takei and his...

This Week’s Best LGBT Events in New York City

The LGBT Community’s guide to the best things to do in NYC, including local LGBT events, drag shows, parties, cultural attractions, talks & lectures, free activities and...

LGBTQ Rights Means Winning Republicans to Get around Trump

Equality is under siege in places where bathroom laws and so-called “religious freedom” initiatives have taken root. Here’s how to change that: Republicans will...

Will & Grace Return to Home Release — with Bloopers

Will & Grace did at least as much boundary pushing as Roseanne. Notice that after their reboots, only one of them remains on the air. While Roseanne may have had the approval...

The Queer As Folk Cast Reunites . . . If Only for a Moment

Queer As Folk gave many a questioning youngster an opportunity to see what life might be like as a gay man or woman. It remains a cultural touchstone. The cast recently reunited...

Alex Strangelove Wants Audiences to Love Simon All over Again

Alex Strangelove is a feel-good coming out story for questioning teens trying to navigate same-sex attraction. The film, which bowed Friday on Netflix, is right out of the...

Sense8 Finale Gives Fans All the Feels They’ve Come to Love

Sense8, the embattled Netflix series that fans brought back from the dead last year, just delivered a rollercoaster finale worthy of the series. The show whose message is one big...

NYC’s Best LGBT Friendly Piano Bars

Piano bars are often hit-and-miss outside New York City. We’re spoiled here, in that there are so many of them, you get to choose. Some venues lean more on musicals....

Season 2 of Queer Eye Promises More … of Everything

Season 2 of Queer Eye promises more of everything, now that the series has successfully moved from cable to Netflix. What new boundaries will “the Fab Five” — Bobby...