“Let’s Groove!”: OutWrite’s Gay Disco Playlist

Graphic by Chrys Marr (she/they) Listen to and save our very own Disco Playlist here! You can click the Spotify logo below to be sent there, too.

An Interview with Rio Romeo: Love, Valentine’s Day, and What It Means To Be An Artist

Photography by Charis Shargel (She/Her)Edited by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He Co-Written by Emma Blakely (They/She/He), Charis Shargel (She/Her), Kristin Haegelin (She/Her), and Chrys Marr (She/They) In my opinion, there are criminally few artists that make unapologetically, candidly lesbian songs. To name…

Best of 2021: Our Picks for Queer Music

We asked our staff for their favorite queer music from 2021, and they answered! Listen to our full playlist or check out each song below.

Reconciling An Empty Sky: One Queer’s Connection to Phoebe Fucking Bridgers and Her Reunion Tour

Photo by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He) “FUCK THE COPS!” rings out in the crowd during an otherwise quiet performance of “Smoke Signals” during Phoebe Bridgers’ first hometown show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. After a pandemic release of her…

Sing To Me Instead: One Year Since Ben Platt’s Album Debut

Graphic by Ria Kotak Many people know Ben Platt for his heart-warming and gut-wrenching role as Evan Hansen in the Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen. Nonetheless, Platt is a familiar face on Broadway, previously starring in The Music Man…

A Portrait of Greyson Chance

Graphic by Kit If you became a child star, how different do you think your life would be? In the sixth grade, Greyson Chance posted a cover of “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga and rose to fame in a matter of…

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…

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…

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…

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…