“Most production companies and organizations feel like they check off their list of requirements by having one of us in the room. We need more inclusivity in lead roles, as well as behind the scenes. There is a lack of positive representations of black trans women. Why are we not celebrating the accomplishments of a demographic of women that overcome extreme adversity? We are beyond prostitution. We are more than secrets.”
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!
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.
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.
Londynn B is a lesbian Cardi B by way of Grace Jones — all charisma, swagger, and sex. With the bars to back it up.
It’s fall, so #feelingsfall continues — Claud has some baby gay angst anthems, Heather Mae has all the feelings if you want to cry, and Big Thief gets raw and vulnerable.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to photograph Flay’s show in Brooklyn, and – I don’t say this lightly – it was one of the best concerts I’ve been to this year.
Tegan and Sara have mined through their pasts, found the gems, and put together a poignant ode to their past selves. We can live vicariously through their public vulnerability and imagine — without evidence — that if we did the same, we’d be charmed, rather than horrified, by what we found.
Singer-songwriter Tove Lo dropped her newest album, Sunshine Kitty, on September 20th, and celebrated with an intimate album release show on New York City’s Lower East Side.
Julia Nunes has been self-producing her music for almost ten years, and her newest album “Ughwow” is a drastic change from her old sound in the best way possible. We talk about the work of being a human and how that’s showing up in her creative work lately.
Whether you had a #hotgirlsummer or not, it’s time for #feelingsfall.
I was surprised by some really inventive indie pop this month!
I don’t want to put any songs on my breakup playlist that any of my exes have used, or are using, to woo their new girlfriends.
If you’re looking for Cutting Room Floor on social media, you’ll find them under the moniker “Sad Gay Band.” It’s sort of a joke, it’s also not an exaggeration – it might even be an understatement, both with regard to being gay and to being sad. Sink/Swim is their latest album, and it’s been over three years in the making.
I’m rediscovering how much I love simple, catchy, fun pop music. There’s some other solid rock, folk, and R&B this month, though, too!
I’m interested in Pride as a time for angry resistance! As such, I’ve got a bunch of new queer rock music to share.
I feel like we have some deeper, more interesting, more contemplative stuff here at Queer Your Ears this month.
It’s a great time to be queer and/or trans music fan! There was SO MUCH incredible music to cover this month.
A selection of emotionally devastating songs I live in fear of having to emotionally process in public without warning at CVS.
We’ve got a good mix of tunes here this month: some hip-hop and EDM if you’re ready to bounce off that winter chill, some intense vibes and chill folk if you still want to hibernate for a bit — and of course a bunch in between.
Milwaukee based REYNA (Victoriah and Hannah Gabriela Banuelos) has some perfectly crafted queer pop you’ll love, and they’re gearing up for their biggest year yet.