Mad Tsai Presents “Stacy’s Brother”: An Interview With The Artist

Jonathan Tsai, a.k.a. Mad Tsai, never really expected fame. Tsai started his career as a bedroom pop artist posting music online, locked in his home during a worldwide pandemic with his ukulele and overwhelming emotions to work through. While he had a significant fanbase before the pandemic, Tsai’s audience dramatically increased during lockdown when TikTok surged in popularity.

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juniper harwood (xe/it) is a neuroqueer digital and textile artist, and beginner jewelry maker! Xyr art has a lot of nostalgic and colorful themes, and a focus on making things that are fun to look at and touch. Its work is informed by experiences of childhood trauma, rebirth and connection.

Best of 2022: Staff Picks for Queer Books

Enjoy our staff’s recommendations for queer books released in 2022!

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…

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.

Queer Next Up: Emmet Abrams

Emmet Abrams (he/they) is a transmasculine writer, animator, and self described “professional jester” based in Los Angeles.

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.

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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.

Queer Next Up: wsteaway

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