LIZ Shares 'Fake 3D Music Video' with J-Pop Duo FEMM

Following 2016's Cross Your Heart mixtape, Mad Decent signee LIZ released today a new collaboration with J-Pop duo, FEMM. The '80s-tinged single, called "Do It Again," features a "fake 3D" music video, with colorful treatment that makes the trio appear to step out of the computer screen.  Related | Women in Power-Pop: 50 Musicians Taking Over LIZ, a longtime fan of Japanese … [Read more...]

Chechen President Reportedly Wants Gays 'Eliminated' by Ramadan

The situation in Chechnya, dubbed by many as an “anti-gay purge,” continues to take grimmer and darker turns. Not only was it emphasized by the reporter who broke the story of gay men being taken, brutalized, and murdered, that these things are still happening. But now sources say that the Chechen President, Ramzan Kadyrov, wants the area’s gay community gone by … [Read more...]

Lil Yachty's Queer 'Teenage Emotions' Artwork Champions Diversity, Wins 2017

Rapper Lil Yachty released this week his queer artwork for new album Teenage Emotions, and it's easily one of the decade's most relevant, offering a shameless, straightforward reflection of inclusive Millennial desires. The colorful image, shot by photographer Kenneth Cappello, features a diverse group surrounding Yachty in a movie theater—a laughing girl with vitiligo sits in … [Read more...]

Meet the Duo Providing Mentorship & Scholarships to Black Queer Men

Guy Anthony and George Johnson founded the Black, Gifted and Whole Foundation with a mission to "empower, educate and mobilize black gay men by acknowledging, celebrating and affirming their whole selves." Following through on that promise, their foundation recently launched their HBCU Scholarship Ambassador Program to provide scholarships and mentoring for students attending … [Read more...]