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This Art Exhibition is Changing Asian Attitudes on LGBT Issues

A group of LGBT activists march through the streets with a sign that reads, "Queer Asian youth."

  The LGBT community in Asia has made strides forward alongside the rest of the world, but there are still unique struggles there. In the subcontinent, Muslim nations place low or negative priorities on LGBT protections. In China and Singapore, free speech restrictions are often used heavily against LGBT content, especially if it has a […]

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Using Art as a Form of Resistance

A raised fist, symbolic of the resistance movement, featured in vibrant rainbow colors.

  Now more than ever, the creative world is showcasing its best when it comes to fighting injustice and performing acts of resistance. Artists are increasingly using their work to explore questions of politics, justice, ethnicity, and race. Whether it’s Angélica Maria Millán Lazon’s feminist declarations, CVLLEJERX’s statements about cultural diaspora, or the experiences of undocumented […]

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Art and the Immigrant Experience

Graffiti art of an immigrant woman and her young son.

  Being an immigrant is a fraught situation, particularly in this day and age. So it’s no surprise that many immigrants turn to art as a way of expressing their experiences and giving voice to their fears—and triumphs—as outsiders in their adopted communities. Several recent art shows have focused on these ideas through the mediums […]

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Mural of Two Men Holding Hands Stirs Up Controversy

Angry animated figures carrying torches.

  There is a great deal of art in the world that depicts gay relationships in the world. If you squint. If you already know the symbology. If you ignore the woman painted between them. If you translate this glance in exactly this way, if you read this passage with the annotations of these 57 […]

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Giant LGBT Political Poem Posted at NYC High Line

A photo of High Line Park, located in New York.

  I want a president was written for a queer magazine in 1992 when Bill Clinton was running against the first George Bush and Ross Perot. But it still rings the same bells today, with another Clinton in the race for the same seat and the political circus act turned all the way up to […]

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Just In Time for Summer Reading: The 28th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners

Nicholas Wong accepts the Lambda Literary Award for his collection of gay poetry, “Crevasse,” published by Kaya Press.

Kate Clinton, writer, activist, and comedian, had the pleasure of announcing the winners of the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards at NY University Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on June 6th. There were over 500 guests at the event celebrating the creativity and great work being done by LGBT authors. It was Clinton’s fifth […]

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Dance Now! Dances the Life of an LGBT Choreographer Who Died of AIDS

Dance Now! Miami recently performed choreographer Edward Stierle’s moving Lacrymosa. Stierle choreographed the piece when he was 19 died at 23. The Joffrey Ballet premiered it 20 years ago.

  Lacrymosa is an autobiography. Instead of experiencing it in print the audience is introduced to this life story with a thirty-minute dance drawn heavily on ballet. It is a brief dance—as was the life it chronicles. Edward Stierle choreographed the piece when he was 19 to speak of his life and experiences as a […]

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A Lesbian Werewolf Mercenary Waging War In Afghanistan!

Will Cry Havoc, a promising lesbian werewolf war story written by men, transcend tired tropes or fall victim, yet again, to ignorance and foment more mere monstrous misogyny? Please don’t break my heart.

  ‘Lesbian werewolf war story’ sounds like the kind of writing prompt you’d get as a game, drawing random words out of a hat. But it’s also the best brief description of Cry Havoc, the newest ongoing series from Image Comics, writer Si Spurrier and artist Ryan Kelly. The lesbian werewolf is protagonist Louise Canton, […]

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True Transgeder Stories Are Waiting To Be Told

Karen Ulane was a aviator in the Vietnam War and a pilot for Eastern Airlines before she was fired for her gender transition.

With The Danish Girl opening across the country this Christmas, we’re going to hear people saying ‘There, you’ve had your trans movie, be happy.’ But there are so many more trans people whose lives would make amazing movies. Imagine the dramatic biopic one could make of One-Eyed Charley, a trans man who drove stagecoaches in […]

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