Exclusive Interview: photographer Magnus Hastings on his new book Rainbow Revolution “I wanted to do something that was about the entire community”

Los Angeles-based British photographer, Magnus Hastings, has spent the last spent three years shooting images for his latest book, Rainbow Revolution, in London, LA, New York, and San Francisco. Hastings' elegantly simple concept—each subject was asked to strike a pose in a custom made white box—allowed for a wealth of creativity and individual expression of... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Timothy Ware-Hill & Arnon Manor on their powerful Netflix animated short film Cops and Robbers “Black Lives Matter can’t just be a saying it has to be an act”

The gut-wrenchingly powerful, deeply moving and ultimately hopeful animated short film, Cops and Robbers, directed by Arnon Manor and Timothy Ware-Hill, was written and performed by Ware-Hill in response to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery earlier this year. Ware-Hill had initially filmed himself reciting his own impactful poem and posted the video to social media... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Yvie Oddly on her debut album Drag Trap “I wanted to carve out a space for queer people in hip hop”

Experimental drag queen and fine artist Yvie Oddly, aka Jovan Bridges, releases her sickening debut hip hop album Drag Trap on Friday October 23rd. Her unconventional, unpredictable and endlessly creative approach to drag, along with that signature deliciously dirty cackle, and gag-worthy physical contortions, saw her crowned the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race season 11... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Vivian Kleiman & curator Ashley Clark on Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs

This month, the Criterion Channel is celebrating the groundbreaking work and enduring legacy of the late queer Black filmmaker, activist, poet and educator Marlon Riggs. Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs features a complete retrospective of his still searingly urgent, provocative, nuanced, and beautifully crafted video work exploring Black identity and representation,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Queen of Bounce Big Freedia on her new documentary Freedia Got A Gun “there’s an epidemic happening here in New Orleans with gun violence & it needs some serious attention”

New Orleans local hero, international hip hop legend, and the undisputed Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, is using her massive platform to explore the complexities of the epidemic of gun violence in her city which disproportionately impacts Black communities, and to light a new way forward with the documentary Freedia Got A Gun. Following a... Continue Reading →

Black Queer Town Hall hosted by Peppermint & Bob the Drag Queen June 19th – 21st

A three-day virtual Black Queer Town Hall event from NYC Pride in conjunction with GLAAD, hosted by Peppermint and Bob the Drag Queen, begins today at 6:30pm ET, aimed at supporting and raising funds for Black queer organizations and LGBTQIA+ performers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1xnfsZ7Xi0&feature=emb_title Black Queer Town Hall Day 1: Reflection Streamed on Facebook and YouTube, the... Continue Reading →

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