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If You’ve Got It, Flavnt It

Put your money where you mission statement is. That’s the philosophy driving Flavnt Streetwear, the LGBTQ-owned Austin, TX design company that gives back gorgeously to the gay...

Leather, Lust & Legacy: The Photography of Stanley Stellar

Equality = struggle. In order to fit in, at first you must stand out. This is the oxymoron of queer existence, and it is depicted brilliantly and boldly in the works of Stanley...

A ‘House’ Divided: Reacting to the ‘Gucci’ Trailer

The new trailer for House of Gucci just slinked its way onto the internet and… wow. Allow us to take a big gay breath before deconstructing it, beat by delicious beat. Get ready...

A Step Ahead: The Vanguard Vision of Alvin Ailey

Movement provides us both a declaration and an escape. We revel in the power of our muscles, the extension of our upper limbs and the grounded nature of our feet upon the earth....

A Force of Nature: The Photography of David Uzochukwu

Are humans adrift in a cosmic ocean of amniotic alienation, or are we rooted in civilization, evolution and interconnection? These are the provocative questions posed in David...

What’s in a Name? Trans Woman Celebrates Transition with Church Ceremony

Heteros think they own God. Like she’s perched up in heaven as the ultimate Karen, looking down at queer people and threatening to call the manager… before realizing that...

Prince Johnny Excavates the Absurdity of Sex

On a basic level, intercourse is weird. Two people (or more, if it’s a party) decide to mash their nether regions together until everyone is sticky, sweaty and ashamed (if...

For Love of the Game: Gay Rugby Player Wins Asylum Bid

What is an acceptable level of terror? This isn’t just a macabre hypothetical question; it is an issue at the heart of Kenneth Macharia’s case. He is the openly gay rugby...

Guns, Garments & Gays: Defending a Queer Alpaca Commune

Bigots are ridiculous. If you give them the shirt off your back, they’ll tear it up unless it’s white and straight, gaht dammit! Lest you think we’re being hyperbolic,...

Exhibit Gay: Welcome to the American LGBTQ+ Museum

Look back in anger. That’s how many of us in the queer community regard the past. We have been marginalized, institutionalized and even exterminated in certain eras and regimes...

Transgender Teen Escapes Abuse, Discovers Multi-Million Dollar Art Career

It’s no coincidence that the word paint begins with pain. Expression is laborious; we contort our muscles, skin and appendages to externalize the turbulence roiling in our...

Well Hungary: Protesters Rally Against Homophobic New Law

We say it so often that it threatens to become a cliché: representation matters. Although the two-word anthem is bracingly important, we must really savor its implications. To...