Exclusive Interview: Coop writer & director Sam Max “the play comes out of a profound sense of isolation, particularly as a queer person”

Playwright Sam Max's Coop, which they also direct, opened Off-Off-Broadway last week at the Paradise Factory in the East Village. Produced by a queer and femme led creative team, the impactful new play stars Latinx, transmasculine actor Lio Mehiel as Avery, a girl who has been isolated from the world and kept in a rigidly... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Artist MI Leggett on their Gender Free fashion label Official Rebrand (OR?!)

Non-binary artist MI Leggett's Official Rebrand (OR?!) launched in 2017 setting out to "revive discarded clothing" and "breathe new life into what was once considered waste." Leggett "rebrands" garments with alterations such as painting and drawing on them, while creating a sustainable alternative to the competitive consumption encouraged by social and industrial norms. OR?!’s transformative... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2019: LGBTQ+ Preview

With the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opening on Thursday 5th September, The Queer Review takes a look at some of this year's LGBTQ+ related highlights taking in feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation. Recent years at TIFF have delivered award winning LGBTQ+ gems including BPM (Beats Per Minute), Disobedience, A Fantastic Woman, Call Me By... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Gender Queer A Memoir ★★★★★

There is something utterly joyous and enlightening about Maia Kobabe’s graphic novel, Gender Queer: A Memoir. In part an autobiography, as well as a primer on non-binary gender issues, Kobabe unveils a personal story with such warmth and beauty it’s impossible not to love. It’s the paradox of art that specificity creates universality (the more... Continue Reading →

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