You may have heard Victoria’s recent single in a Nike campaign to promote their Jordan Flyease, a shoe designed for athletes with disabilities. Victoria just dropped her new project “Victoria”. She talks with me about what it means to be an “Asymmetrical Artist,” her shoe deal with Nike, an Academy Awards red carpet rendezvous, and her newest music release!
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion set Queer Black Twitter ablaze with WAP. The lyrics, the video, and strong femme sexuality have kept it on replay — and give us permission to be audacious in the pursuit of pleasure.
We can end capitalism, and we will do it with showtunes! Because, to quote famed lesbian Elphaba, “Nobody in all of Oz, no wizard that there is or was, is EVER gonna bring me down!”
This isn’t a collection of songs about friendship, but rather an attempt to capture all my complicated and gooey friendship feelings — the biggest feeling being I REALLY MISS MY FRIENDS.
It is an aching, lonely, pining, sorrowful, huge queer mess of extremely gay emotions. “Betty, will you kiss me on the porch in front of all your stupid friends?” COME ON.
These past few weeks I’ve been drawn to music that is anti-cop, anti-establishment, and/or pro-black. These songs span genre but mostly lie somewhere between punk and hip hop. They embody either my rage or my love for the unwavering strength, resilience, and spirit of black people.
Geffen digs into the collision between gender and technology in music and beyond to demonstrate how pop and rock music have been a vehicle for gender disruption for their entire existence.
For Black queer and trans people, insisting on cultivating joy might be the most radical move of all.
It’s Taurus Season — so let’s get vibey.
There aren’t a ton of songs specifically about vague longing in the middle of a global pandemic, so consider this playlist a narrative journey of feelings.
This is like a driving playlist except it’s for driving around your house – it’s a collection of moods that one might pass through in a day (or an hour) of being alone with our thoughts at home. Do you feel like you’re on a roller coaster and can’t get off?
If you’re not living with your partner, the only person you’re having sex with right now is yourself. You deserve to practice elaborate masturbation in your life. And now’s the perfect time!
“Every single verse of this is like getting clocked in the side of the head with a Yankee candle.”
(Now including new, fresh rankings from “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”!)
Where to begin, really, with this emotional juggernaut during one of the most emotionally intense periods of our collective lives?
As a known homosexual, my two greatest skills are yearning and making playlists.
Chika’s debut EP drops TODAY an she’s re-introducing herself with a major bang! Conscious, thoughtful, craftsperson-ly lyricism and bombastic beats. I can’t wait.
Band t-shirts are a way of both presenting and defining acceptable enthusiasms, and the baseline for what kind of enthusiasm is permitted is always socially established by straight men.
There were a lot of very strong albums in the Sad White Girl creative space to vibe with while eating parmesan crisps in bed and watching Bon Appetit videos. Which one defined your 2019? What does it tell us about the year to come?
I’m not trying to win you over to my interpretation of the lyrics of any of these songs; but I am inviting you to explore the world within each of them. Looking at songs we love through a trans lens can teach us new things about our gender.
Music has always been there to save me but this time, thanks to Ari, I’m more grateful for it than ever.
The 2010s was an incredibly gay decade in music. Queer and trans musicians gained more visibility and success than ever before over the last 10 years! Here are the best 50 albums of the decade, according to me.