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.

James Wilson’s Paisely Fields is Back — with a Gay “Girl Crush” Video

James Wilson, the singer/songwriter behind the queerpoke country band Paisley Fields, is pushing out a brand-new video, called “Girl Crush.” The visuals depict Wilson...

Gregory Dillon’s Debut is a One-Man Band Summer Treat Called “Alone with You”

Gregory Dillion is going to surprise a lot of people. His music has the richness of someone twice his age and sounds as if he’s been making records since the new wave era....

Trump Policy May Permit Dismissing HIV-Positive Service Members

HIV stigma is on its way out, according to the World AIDS Conference currently underway in Amsterdam. But it’s alive and well here in the U.S. military — courtesy of the...

Prince Harry, Elton John Launch New Effort at World AIDS Conference

Prince Harry and Sir Elton John joined forces at the Amsterdam-hosted 2018 International AIDS Conference in the Netherlands yesterday. The pair unveiled a new partnership to...

Whitney Houston Biopic: See the Rise and Fall of the Greatest Voice of All

Whitney Houston was a tragic figure, counter to the sunny soul pop confections that made her one of the top recording artists of her lifetime. All of that roars to vivid life in...

Favorite Podcasts for LGBT Fans: Listen to Learn — Or to Lighten Up

LGBT podcasts are one of the best ways to keep your finger on the pulse of the culture. And, unlike just a few short years ago, they’re increasing in diversity and depth....

How TV Host Karl Schmid Turned Being HIV-Positive into a Plus

You don’t get to be where Karl Schmid is without being media savvy and camera ready. But when the 37-year old former child actor and LA red carpet host told the entire planet...

“Killjoys” Season 4 Is a Thrill Ride through the Non-Binary Galaxy

Killjoys Season 4 kicks off tonight, and fanboys and girls alike are eager with anticipation. The Syfy series follows a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters — Dutch, John, and...

New Dumbledore Jude Law Says His Character Will Come out a Bit at a Time

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter’s mentor and out-of-the closet wizard will be played by Jude Law in the newest installment of Fantastic Beasts, the prequel to Potter’s...

Bohemian Rhapsody: It May Rock, But Will it Shock?

Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biopic, has dropped a new preview. But will it tell the truth about Freddy Mercury, or simply burnish the band’s legend? The film trailer...

Bear Culture is the Subject of a New University Study in the UK

Bear culture is here to stay as a part of the gay community. How can you tell? There’s a university funding a study looking into the relatively recent phenomenon....

Where to Find Club Wear, From Shirts to Jeans, Swimwear and Leather

Club wear: It’s one way to help you make a personal statement about your look — or even what you’re looking for. And, as they say in the world of fashion — some...