Arts & Entertainment

20GayTeen’s Top Queer Albums!

Graphic from Janelle Monáe’s album cover, Dirty Computer #20GayTeen was a milestone for queer artists in the music industry. From pop to folk to alternative, these artists discussed numerous topics previously dubbed “taboo” by mainstream media. Here is the list…

Why Fitting in Keeps Us from Standing Out

Graphic by Jeanine Lee The genre of queer television and film is slowly evolving. This fatigued pace is worrisome, as queer media has arguably never been more influential and we have reached a pinnacle for social change. The process of…

How Ariana Grande Became 2018’s Pop Star

Earlier this quarter I was asked: If given the opportunity to interview any artist, who and what would I ask? Like a predictive text, my answer came to mind immediately; I would ask Ariana Grande, “Are you okay?” If you…

Top 5 Queer Books I Read This Summer

Graphic by Carmen Ngo  1. “They Both Die at the End” by Adam Silvera Let’s address the elephant in the room: Yes, this is a sad book.  No, it does not get a happy resolution. Just glancing at the title,…

Troye Sivan Embraces Sexuality in “Bloom”

Troye Sivan’s sophomore album, “Bloom,” acts as a full embrace of Sivan’s queerness. His identity does not take a back-burner to the sound; it becomes synonymous with it. Sivan doesn’t shy away from the experiences that have made him the…

Let’s Talk About Love Review

While I cannot remember where I first heard about the book Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann, as soon as I learned what it is about—a Black college student navigating her biromantic, asexual identity—I added it to my reading…

Breaking Sound and Gender Barriers with Bebe Huxley

Photos of Bebe Huxley by Eva Zar, Makeup and Styling by Love Bailey, shot on The Savage Ranch As a performance artist, musician, and persona, Bebe Huxley is a force of wild energy. Her shaved head and cleavage are glittered…

Media, and Mind, and Self-Reflection for the Bi Community

Graphic by Hannah Boston Media, and America’s incessant consumption of it, accompanies every facet of daily life and has had a tremendous influence on society, especially in the past five years. From the advertisements screaming at us from every available…

Trans-fronted Indie Band Donating Binders Through Fundraising Festival

Photo by Finn Mulford The Blank Minds, a trans-fronted band from Los Angeles, just released their newest album “Becoming Him” on August 3rd. Blending genres such as alternative, indie-rock, and pop, this band uses their music to fight for queer representation…

Trans Characters in Fiction

In my experience as a reader on the lookout for transgender characters in works of fiction, the quintessential novel features a gloomy high school protagonist, who leads a pained existence and is often verbally and/or sexually assaulted by the end…