Arts & Entertainment

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…

Adieu Sense8

Graphic by Hannah Boston Art has always had the power to transform lives, push boundaries, and revitalize reality. However, sometimes, it does more than that: it puts words to seemingly undefinable emotions, forges unbreakable bonds to other humans, and revolutionizes…

The 10 Best Songs from the Queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race

10. Finish Her! by Aja “Finish Her!” is the latest single by Aja, our favorite tell-it-like-it-is queen from season 9 and All Stars 3. In a four-minute rap with impressive beat changes and multiple flows, Aja demonstrates that she is…

Racism in the Drag Race Fandom

“The most disrespected person in America is the black woman.” – Malcolm X On an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked earlier this season, contestants The Vixen and Aquaria continued an episode-long feud after leaving the main stage. After Aquaria burst…

Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe: Album Review

Before discussing Janelle Monáe’s magnum opus, Dirty Computer, let’s go back to how the album came to be. 2016 went downhill when we elected Trump, and 2017 was another step down when he was inaugurated; however, in the wake of…

Revisiting Call Me By Your Name

When watching Call Me By Your Name, it’s difficult to picture anyone but the scrawny, loveable Timothée Chalamet, and overwhelmingly charismatic Armie Hammer playing the main characters. The two play the roles of Elio and Oliver respectively – two young…

Kingdom in the Dark – Crystal Boys Book Review

Have you ever wondered where you actually belong, or where your heart leads you? Everyone deserves a place that they feel comfortable in, but if you’re still feeling lost and seeking that sense of belonging, Crystal Boys might be your…

Queer Artists Taking a Lead in Folk Music

Graphic by Nieves Winslow Folk and country music has long been a staple of American culture. A person with a guitar strapped across their shoulder and a voice that rings through the night becomes a storyteller of love, relationships, travel,…

Expectations by Hayley Kiyoko: Album Review

When 20gayteen began (as dubbed by the ingenious Hayley Kiyoko), we did not truly know what was to come. 2017, in a nutshell, sucked: we were going into the first year of an anti-everything-queer presidential administration and we were growing…