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Xscape PR -- Much More Than an Excuse to Party

Robyn Vie Carpenter | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Robyn Vie Carpenter

At a time when so many QPOC have issues internally and externally with visibility within our black and brown communities-at-large, it is such a gift to see a gathering of people ready to stand together in fun and solidarity.

Nicole Balin: Journalist Turned Publicist, Author And Interior Designer

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.18.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Accomplishing one goal is a feat but accomplishing three is legendary. Based out of Marin County, California is Nicole Balin, music journalist, interi...

Big Freedia Pleads Guilty to Government Fraud

Broadly | James Nichols | Posted 03.21.2016 | Queer Voices

This week, Big Freedia, the rapper featured on Beyonce's "Formation," pleaded guilty to receiving government housing assistance from 2010 to 2014 even...

Beyoncé Does Justice to New Orleans's Rich Queer Culture

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

"Formation" celebrates identities that once sparked shame but now inspire pride.

RuPaul's Christmas Album: 7 Slay-Worthy Facts!

Keo Nozari | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Keo Nozari

Christmas with all it's glorious pageantry lends itself perfectly to drag. So pairing it with America's premier drag superstar, RuPaul, is something like the second coming.

8 Songs to Listen to Before Afropunk Comes to Atlanta

Timothy Tukes | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

AFROPUNK Fest, America's best Black alternative music and arts festival, is coming to Atlanta, and it's a big deal. The two-day festival is an Black alternative music virtuoso's utopia. The famed Brooklyn-rooted festival will make its 'Dirty South' debut on Saturday, Oct 3rd in Atlanta's Central Park.

Big Freedia Dishes on Marriage, Her Sexuality and Her New Memoir

Florence Edwards | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Florence Edwards

Big Freedia is shaking up the music scene and is making gay and straight people around the world want to get hot and heavy with his electrifying, booty-shaking beats and sexually charged lyrics. Make no mistake about it, the Queen Diva is all man, but embraces his femininity and sexuality like no other on reality TV.

The 'Queen Of Bounce' Heads For 'Uncharted Territory' In The New Season Of Her Hit Show

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Big Freedia is giving fans an inside look at her quest to bring her New Orleans sound to the world with her Fuse series -- and we've got a sneak peek!...

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Big Freedia's Reality TV Series Doubles as Therapy and LGBT Advocacy Platform

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Some people pursue therapy in a private and traditional sense: a licensed professional, a couch, and paying for as many hours as they wish to discuss their life. Big Freedia isn't one of those people. She finds his therapy in front of a nationwide audience, lights, and cameras via the hit reality TV series, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce.

The Biggest, Gayest Music Festival Ever Hits Austin This Weekend

Logan Lynn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Logan Lynn

This coming weekend, September 12-14, over 100 LGBTQ artists and performers will descend upon Austin, Texas for the inaugural Stargayzer Festival -- an epic 3-day queer music & arts mega-fest, previously unmatched in scale.

Why The 'Queen of Bounce' Won't Be Categorized In Terms Of Gender

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

New Orleans Bounce artist Big Freedia has personally adapted the use of female pronouns, but the so-called "Queen of Bounce" doesn't identify as trans...

Robert Plant, Big Freedia Rock: Good Day for Golden Gods and Goddesses at Jazz Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Robert Plant was in fine form closing out the stage at Saturday's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, with Phish jamming across the track for hours. From Led Zepplin classics to thoughtfully curated covers, he did not disappoint.

Big Freedia Talks Unique Gender Identity Stance: 'I'm Comfortable With Who I Am'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Queen of Bounce stopped by HuffPost Live today to discuss our culture's recent fascination with twerking, Miley Cyrus's controversial VMAs perform...

Andy Campbell

WATCH: How Many Twerking Booties Does It Take To Set A World Record?

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.26.2013 | Weird News

If you pull a butt-muscle while twerking during your lunch break, do you get twerker's comp? It didn't matter to 358 New Yorkers who on Wednesday h...

Andy Campbell

This 73-Year-Old Twerker Will Make You Believe In Yourself Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.07.2013 | Weird News

Your life may have its ups and downs, but Joan Wind's has more -- homegirl can twerk it with the best of them. The 73-year-old New York City woman ...

A Guinness Record For ... Twerking

Posted 09.19.2013 | Entertainment

It seems that broader America's fascination with twerking hasn't faded away just yet. According to Billboard, New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia is...

WATCH: Things Get Bouncy In RuPaul's New 'Peanut Butter' Video (NSFW)

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

RuPaul, the queen of all queens, just released a new music video for the single "Peanut Butter," which features rapper-musician Big Freedia, a purveyo...

Vice's Big Freedia 'Booty Battle' Is Your New Favorite Time Waster

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Is your workday lacking a little sumpin' sumpin'? Vice has a cure for your humpday blues. The media company, known best for its free glossy magazin...

Ready for Mardi Gras? Galactic Drops Carnivale Electricos, and Stanton Moore Talks About It

Sal Nunziato | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

It seemed inevitable, but we finally have New Orleans premier band celebrating Mardi Gras on a new record.

Fun Fun Fun Fest Highlights: Slayer, Lykke Li, Major Lazer, Tacos, Tattoos And More

Stephanie Keller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

Fun Fun Fun Fest was like a tiny SXSW and a field day for those seeking some killer shows, new favorites and all kinds of entertainment.

Artlog's Top Art & Culture Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Artlog

Want to catch the fading notes of the summer art season? Just follow the music.