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Brandon Stansell Turns Unrequited Love Into A Haunting Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.06.2017 | Queer Voices

Singer-songwriter Brandon Stansell is kicking off 2017 by dropping a new music video, and The Huffington Post got an exclusive first look. The Los Ang...

For This Country Singer, Only An Authentic Life Is Worth Singing About

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.20.2016 | Queer Voices

Brandon Stansell may not be country music’s first openly gay performer, but his new video still feels like a subversive act in a genre so rooted in ...

Singer Honors Generations Of Gay Activists With Tender New Song

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.19.2016 | Queer Voices

Tom Goss puts an acoustic spin on his song, “More Than Temporary,” in an exclusive video for The Huffington Post. In the clip, which can be viewed...

This Musical Homage To 1980s Dance Is Just The Thing To Get You Moving

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Welsh-born singer-songwriter Rod Thomas, who goes by the stage name Bright Light Bright Light, teamed up with Elton John for his new song, “Symmetry...

With 'Color,' Todrick Hall Gives Us The Song We Need This Summer

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices

Singer-songwriter Todrick Hall is back with a charming new love song, and its all-inclusive message couldn’t feel more pertinent in the wake of rece...

Singer Questions Stereotypes About Men Loving Men For His New Song

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices

Nick Deutsch's new single, "Hard To Love A Man," is a folk-pop ballad about men written from a gay man's perspective. Still, the New York singer-songw...

This Dude Takes Naked Instagram Pics With Burritos and It's Kind of Everything (NSFW)

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
H. Alan Scott

There are two things that are a staple of Instagram, food pictures and people wearing next to nothing. Typically the two aren't synonymous, except for in the case of @BurritoFever, where Brooklyn based artist, Charlie Quiroz, combines his two loves, burritos and exhibitionism.

Rejection of LGBT Christian Ads Shows Limits of Social Media

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 03.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Kittredge Cherry

"The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision" is not pornography and shows no more nudity or violence than a standard Stations of the Cross. Sometimes Facebook blocked its ads for being too "shocking" or "scary," and other times they banned the ad as porn. Queer Christianity seems to scare the censors at Facebook

Playing Pretend in a World That Doesn't Want Words

Chad Reichanadter | Posted 03.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Chad Reichanadter

I am visually bombarded daily (much to my delight) with gay artists doing things. Creating an endless stream of beauty. I feast on the images until I'...

A Larger-Than-Life Celebration Of Robert Mapplethorpe Comes To New York

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.18.2016 | Queer Voices

The life and legacy of queer artist Robert Mapplethorpe will be remembered with a hotly-anticipated new documentary this spring. While HBO's "Mapplet...

Artist Who Chronicled Pop Culture, Fire Island Remembered

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

Artist Robert de Michiell, who was best known for his pop culture illustrations and Broadway poster art, died on Oct. 12, at his home in New York. He ...

Taylor Mac Tackles The History Of American Pop In Brooklyn

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

Musical and theatrical chameleon Taylor Mac has never been one for convention. Still, the New York-based performance artist, who identifies as gender ...

Pop Star Mika Wants To Know 'Where Have All The Gay Guys Gone'?

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

Openly gay pop singer Mika dropped the latest single from his upcoming album this week. The track, "Good Guys," is from the singer's upcoming fourt...

RuPaul, 'Drag Race' Queens And Lance Bass Appear In New Todrick Hall Video

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

Todrick Hall is a star on the rise and has been for quite some time. Now, the vocalist has built a big enough name for himself that he seems to have c...

JamesMichael Nichols

Queer Filmmaker Bruce LaBruce Brings His Controversial Work To The MoMA | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bruce LaBruce is one of the most iconic names within the world of queer film. Now the artist is being honored with his very own retrospective at New Y...

Adam Lambert's New Single May Be Just What He Needs To Score Another Big Hit

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

One of our favorite queer musicians is about to be back on top. There are few openly gay singers whose music is both as versatile and mainstream as...

Curtis M. Wong

For This Gay L.A. Photographer, Every Day Is A Getaway | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

For Los Angeles-based photographer Gray Malin, the best part about travel is how much an adventure can take you out of your comfort zone, thus “deep...

Where Do You Fall On The Spectrum Of Sexuality?

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

Where do you fall on the spectrum of sexuality? We first heard about signer/songwriter Ryan Amador in 2013 when he released his song "Define Me." N...

Controversial Gay Jesus Attacked and Labeled as Blasphemy

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kittredge Cherry

Jesus arrives as a gay man of today in a modern city with "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," a controversial series of paintings. The paintings and the new book that I wrote about them have been attacked as blasphemy by conservative Christians. But we refuse to concede Jesus to those who act like they own the copyright on Christ, then use him as a weapon to dominate others.

Meet The Gay Children's Illustrator Who Is Lena Dunham's Lifelong Muse

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

Filmmaker Matt Wolf says it was a bathroom texting session with pal Lena Dunham that sparked the idea for his new documentary short. Dunham famous...

WATCH: Gay Singer Channels 'The Wizard Of Oz' For New Video

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

Can the tin man learn to unlock his heart? Out musician Kenyth Mogan just released the video for his new track "Unlock Your Heart," which embodies ...

Singer Xavier Smith Discusses Valentine's Day and Singing About Queer Love

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

February is a busy month for Xavier. The day we sat down and talked, he had just recorded his yearly Valentine's Day song, was prepping for his annual show at Joe's Pub on Feb. 11, was dashing between interviews and photo shoots, and was excited about the release of the new Slow Knights album. After he'd taken a second to catch his breath, we had a nice chat.

Homoground Is Throwing the First Queer CMJ Showcase Ever

Brett Gleason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brett Gleason

I approached Homoground founder Lynn Casper over the summer to help fill the gap in what I saw was a lack of LGBTQ representation in what's always been such a great week to check out new artists.

Noah Michelson

LOOK: Artist Uses Hunky Male Physique Images To Take Embroidery Somewhere It's Never Gone Before | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Max Colby gives new meaning to the word "prick." The 24-year-old artist combines embroidery with images from male physique magazines that were popu...

'Drag Race' Stars Adore Delano, Alaska And Nina Flowers Have A Message For You

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Some of our favorite "RuPaul's Drag Race" queens have teamed up to bring you a message: they look fucking cool and they don't care what you think. ...