Arts & Entertainment

Queer Next Up: Thomas Chinarro

Thomas Chinarro (he/him) is a 19-year-old British & French singer-songwriter. Previously featured on emerging artist Opaline’s track “To Be Yours,” his new single “violets,” written and performed with mac gray…

Who’s To Blame?

Illustrated by Kelly Doherty (She/Her) Straight people can be homophobic. While this may not appear controversial at first glance, vetting media representation of homophobia illuminates the salience and necessity of this assertion. By perpetuating the trope that homophobic individuals are…

Queer Next Up: Cuee

Cuee (he/him) is a 29-year-old Black trans recording artist from Chicago, IL, known best for his interactive and hype live performances. Cuee’s music style blends the lyrical confidence of Missy Elliot and Chance the Rapper with the undeniable swagger and finesse of LL Cool J. His debut single, “Shook,” was released in 2018 and has accumulated over 420,000 streams on Spotify.

The Evolution of Bisexuals on TV Told in 6 Shows

Co-Written by Judah C (They/Them) and Maya Parra (She/Her) If you are bisexual, more often than not, you have struggled in the world of dating, whether on bisexual dating apps or in the everyday world. People are quick to make…

The Queers Are Already Rocking The 2023 Grammys: A Breakdown of LGBTQ+ Nominees

Nominations for the 2023 Grammy Aawards were livestreamed by the Recording Academy on Tuesday (Nov. 15) and quite a few queer artists made the cut. Here’s a breakdown of the openly LGBTQ+ acts on the list and what they’ve done for our community, along with some honorary ally mentions.

Celebrating 25 Years of the Queer Magic of Janet Jackson’s “The Velvet Rope”

This October marked a quarter of a century since the release of Janet Jackson’s landmark sixth album, “The Velvet Rope.” Beyond just being the most ambitious and beautiful LP of Jackson’s career, “The Velvet Rope” was also the vital release where she fully embraced her status as a gay icon and LGBTQ+ ally.

Queer Next Up: KFIR

An irresistible mix of pop, dance, and soul, KFIR (he/him) is a timeless pop ambition and dancefloor gospel that celebrates all things.

Subverting the Queer Coming-of-Age Film: A Review of “When Men Were Men”

“When Men Were Men” follows a young transmasculine person grappling with his existence in his rural Irish Catholic hometown.

In The Mirror: A Review of “Homebody”

“Homebody” is a new film written and directed by Joseph Sackett that follows a young boy, Johnny, when he body swaps with his babysitter, Melanie. Coming in at only an hour and 15 minutes, “Homebody” packs in a storyline ripe with self-discovery.

Queer Next Up: wsteaway

wsteaway (Tea Wise, they/them) is a 21-year-old nonbinary singer, songwriter and producer.