Dyke Drive-In: Fire (1996)

Fire (1996), dir. Deepa Mehta, is an Indian-Canadian romantic drama infamous for being one of the first explicit portrayals of homosexuality in Indian cinema. The plot follows Sita, a young woman recently arranged married to Jatin, a DVD rental store…

Vanilla: Book Review

As an avid reader and a queer person, it means more than words can convey each time I see myself represented well in a published novel.  The book’s very existence seems to offer a confirmation: “Your identity is valid and…

Interview with Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females

New Jersey band Screaming Females returns after a three year hiatus, bursting in with two new singles “Black Moon” and “Glass House.” Born in the New Brunswick basement rock scene, the band is characterized by its gritty, extended solos and…

Not Your Typical Ingenue: An Interview With One of LA’s Premiere Drag Queens

Graphic by Jeanine Lee Ingenue is one of LA’s premier drag queens. Known for her long-time hosting gig at TigerHeat, various other drag shows, and her new web soap opera, Roads to Keystone, she has not only ingrained herself into…

Bebe Huxley’s New Music Video a Visual Anthem for Queer Fem Freedom

“Fuck anyone who’s ever made you feel small, and fuck everyone who’s ever made you feel stupid.” So explodes the rallying cry of musician and performance artist Bebe Huxley, whose exclamation goes out to all of her fem fans who…

A Love Letter to Hayley Kiyoko

“I’m real and I don’t feel like boys.” – Hayley Kiyoko Graphic by Nieves Winslow It is June 24, 2015. I am surfing the internet (or, doing homework- “Yes, even in the summertime Mom!”) As it is for many of us…

Twin Fantasy by Car Set Headrest – Album Review

Graphic by Liana Kindler               The album Twin Fantasy by Car Seat Headrest is an indie rock album that tells the story of a troubled gay romance. I found this album before I had come out to anyone. At that point…

Ship Happens: The Inevitable Outcome of Underrepresentation

Ship, n. Short for romantic relationship. v. To endorse a romantic relationship. Shipping, n. The act of endorsing a romantic relationship, usually fictional, usually in a fan-created work. 2016 was a poor year, like most years, for queer representation in…

Spring Playlist

Listen to the playlist here!  “I just want this to mean something to anyone even if they don’t know who I am,” sings Brian Sella of the Front Bottoms in his against-the-grain, emotive, and raw voice. Though he is not…

‘SKAM’: On Representation and Fetishizing

Graphic by Jessica Cao When people ask me what TV shows I’ve been binge-watching lately, I’m almost ashamed to tell them about my current favorite show – a Norwegian teen dramedy ironically named “SKAM” (meaning “shame” in Norwegian). Yes, I’m…