How to use music to make your activist action 100% better! Plus some tips you maybe definitely haven’t thought of!
Bad Reputation reminds us that people with a knack for keeping their cool during trying times aren’t apathetic. Sometimes, they’re exactly what we — and our headphones — need.
“Over the last year and a half, I went from my trans identity being something I was in touch with and worked through in one way or another, to suddenly this shift where it’s on the front burner. Now it’s time to become a whole person.”
I will not celebrate a country in which 11 of the 14 trans people of color murdered this year have been black women. I will not celebrate a country currently run by fascists and white supremacists. I will not eat your bland potato salad. I will not celebrate a country that does not celebrate me.
“Black girl magic is ancient as fuck.”
Mary Lambert, Halsey and Lauren Jauregui, Hailee Steinfeld and Carly Rae Jepsen all gave us new queer or queer-ish songs this week, and it’s up to you to make at least one of them the song of the summer.
In honor of MM, I’ve put together this playlist for you. And lemme tell ya, it was exciting — so exciting that I had to close the blinds and burn some incense and imagine Sadé serenading a clone of Sadé in a bathtub filled with rose petals and surrounded by 100 tea lights.
In this newest video, Kiyoko takes center stage as the queer protagonist of her video and her song, singing about the difficult feelings of a queer woman who develops feelings for a friend.
Black queer artists have been killing the game forever. Check out what they were doing in the early 20th century.
Every song on this playlist is a little push forward for you, reminding you that you are perfect just as you are. Now go out there and live loud just like a musical theatre enthusiast should!
The music you listen to in your teen years mixes with your hormones and emotions and overwhelms you and permanently molds you. You make mix tapes, you go to shows, you buy band t-shirts and posters, you get ill advised tattoos. It’s a lot of fun.
8. Vanessa Hudgens Singing “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” in Grease Live!
On her new album HERE, Alicia Keys first in three years, she has a lot of songs, but none as specifically suited to our interests here at Autostraddle than “Where Do We Begin Now,” a confusing song about first time sapphic attraction.
Come on in and watch this live performance with me! The pre-show starts at 3:15 EST. The show starts at 9:15pm EST. Then share all your feelings in the comments.
Tegan and Sara are running errands at otherwise-mundane spaces — the laundromat, the post office, the market — where they are bombarded by innuendo in everything from envelope-licking to ears of corn. The result is very funny and very sexy.
The snakes have boobs! The weird bird people have butts! The horse uses the mountains as a blanket! The video for “Hang On to the Night” has it all!
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.
A road trip which happens to coincide with the occasion of Prince’s death and the release of “Lemonade.”