There Are No White, Cisgender Men Nominated for This Year's TCA Awards

Today's most acclaimed shows have become a showcase for the diversity of gender, sexuality and race, and critics are taking notice. At this year’s Television Critics Association Awards, every nominee for an acting award is either a woman or a minority. That means none of the white, cisgender men who usually dominate awards shows, such as the Oscars, are up for awards at the … [Read more...]

Adam Lambert Teases New Single, 'Two Fux'

Before the month's over, Glamberts will finally have new material from their favorite pop-rock performer, Adam Lambert. The queer singing sensation teased this week a new single, called "Two Fux," which is scheduled for release on June 30.  In the first preview, Lambert unleashes a blend of wonky, guitar-blended synths that surge amidst Beatles-leaning strings. The booming bass … [Read more...]

Vince Staples Samples Hari Nef on Pounding Album Highlight, 'Yeah Right'

On his sophomore LP, Big Fish Theory, rapper Vince Staples teamed up with producers like SOPHIE, Jimmy Edgar and Flume to create an album that fuses avant-garde electronica with aggressive hip-hop. Among the project's highlights is a pounding club-rap track, called "Yeah Right" (SOPHIE, Flume)," featuring verses from Kucka and Kendrick Lamar, as well as sampled vocals from Hari … [Read more...]

Ariel Zetina's Pride Mix Opens with Sylvia Rivera, Ends with Linda LaBeija

Chicago-based producer Ariel Zetina makes music that reflects on the trans experience, aiming to recontextualize the club environment and address binaries that exist between genres. She recently released her debut CYST EP, which features an addictive highlight, "Addy," with underground rapper London Jade, and executive produced Chicago drag star Imp Queen's Magenta Agenda … [Read more...]

Lebanese Band Banned from Jordan Over Singer's Sexuality

Photography: Bachar Srour Jordan's Interior Ministry have canceled Mashrou' Leila's upcoming concert. By Rose Dommu Sun, 2017-06-18 17:10 Governmental censorship of queer artists is nothing new, but it's still disheartening to be reminded that those of us in progressive countries have so many artistic freedoms that queers around the world do not. Lebanese rock … [Read more...]