How is it possible that a queer woman who came in second place on NBC’s mega-smash-hit The Voice could, three years later, still be unknown? The short answer is that before Michelle Chamuel could fully tell the world who she is, she had to figure it out herself.
Mary Lambert has given us a gift at the end of this wretched week.
Made by an all-queer cast and crew – you might recognize a couple of familiar faces.
These songs are essentially our generation’s “feel a little poke coming through” in “Too Close” by Next.
This playlist accompanies all of the feelings I have being queer in suburbia: gay, lonely, bored, and confused by my neighbors’ dedications to their lawns.
“I can’t be scared that someone will stop listening to my music, or that parents might not want their kids listening to me because of the fact that I want to love whoever I want to love.”
There’s no better distraction than music to keep your heart and hands from sending a message you might regret.
This one’s for all whose hearts are still on the mountain.
Super bummer songs: a way to externalize how shitty you feel without having to use your words!
It takes hard work to maintain any partnership — whether it’s between lovers or friends or the person you shared a uterus with.
Just because you aren’t on the Mountain right now doesn’t mean you can’t be a part of your very own music and magic making group of friends. I promise you won’t regret it.
Autostraddle has been around for SEVEN years, and we’ve been making playlists that whole damn time!
“Gender self-determination is vital and I can feel great about who I am when I am at home. But I live a life where I engage with other people and doing what feels good for me is a lot more challenging when I step outside the door. With pronouns specifically, it’s hard not to feel like you are dependent on others to ‘validate’ your gender, or rather, it’s hard not to feel like your gender is not valid when people use the wrong pronoun.”
These workout songs will make you want to wave your hands/arms/whole body in the air like you just don’t care.
In the past 48 hours, Tegan and Sara have released new videos for “U-Turn” and “100X,” lifting the curtain on what their forthcoming album Love You to Death has in store.
Whenever it’s feeling a little too dark and gloomy for me, this playlist makes me remember that summer is just a little bit away; I want to show off my midriff and shake my ass. Hopefully, it’ll do the same for you too.
“If you were hoping for some sort of visual depiction of that classically gay narrative in their eagerly anticipated video for ‘Boyfriend,’ released this morning on Pitchfork, that’s not what you’ll find.”
All the songs you’ll need to create a magical atmosphere during your romantic evening at the roller rink. Spandex bodysuit not included.
“Prince — the musician, the icon, the gender-bending dreamboat — taught me that the best and only thing I can be is exactly whatever I am. It doesn’t have to make sense to anyone else as long as it keeps me alive and sparkling.”
You drag your limp body as penance from the bed into the kitchen to pray at its effervescent, sodium-free altar — but the gods are not pleased. The last La Croix is gone.