Tavish Mohanti (He/Him)
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Tavish Mohanti (he/him) is a writer at OutWrite, majoring in Cognitive Science with a minor in Film & Television. He likes to find new music and movies by queer creators, and some of his favorite things include Charli XCX, Hereditary, and bananas.

Queer Joy: A Soundtrack

Queer yearning and trauma are common themes through many of pop’s greatest hits from “Sofia” by Clairo to “TALK ME DOWN” by Troye Sivan. But, queerness is not just struggle, sacrifice, and heartbreak. Queerness is bold, vibrant, and exciting. And, while it may be cathartic to sob along to songs alone in bed, sometimes we need music to remind us that queer joy exists. Here are ten songs by queer artists about the queer experience that radiate sunshine and serotonin.

Palomino Festival Displays Country Music’s Progress Toward Diversity

As a queer Indian-American, the country genre has always seemed antithetical to my existence, a mix of hypermasculinity and overwhelming whiteness. Observing country artists like Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, I perceived country as music for the white man and…