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Ryan Pfluger on His Encounter With Fred Phelps and Hooking Up With Guys via Photography (NSFW PHOTOS)

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Pfluger has shot editorial work for Time, The New York Times Magazine, and too many other publications to name. He also has an impressive body of personal work. He uses his camera to explore his past and his relationships with men, including his father and potential hookups.

On the Price of Being a Gay Filmmaker

Alan Brown | Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Alan Brown

After a screening of my new film, Five Dances, at Philadelphia's QFest, a gay college student approached and asked if I'd be willing to give him some career advice over a cup of coffee. He wanted to know: Had being labeled a "gay filmmaker" hurt or helped my career?

Pioneer Of Male Erotica Was Way Ahead Of His Time (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts

This fall art season we're excited to see an onslaught of exhibitions honoring the shapers of homoerotic imagery, paying overdue tribute to artists th...

Spins on Needles: An Interview With Ben Cuevas (PHOTOS)

Mark Adnum | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

Ben's fascinating work spans installation, sculpture, fiber, photography, video, performance, and sound. While he appears to have a particular interest in the vascular, his vision also expands to reflect intelligently on watershed moments of wider queer history.

Nursed in Darkness: KOORTWAH Wants to Be Blood Brothers

Logan Lynn | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

I caught up with black-magic electropopper KOORTWAH this week to talk about the video for his new single "forty five," how body fluids inform his artistic process, what it means to be a faceless artist in the age of manufactured celebrity, and much more.

A Rare (And Erotic) Look Back At Gay Men In The U.S. Military

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.09.2013 | Gay Voices

To much of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is but a distant memory nearly two years af...

Queer Artist Spotlight: Scooter LaForge

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

LaForge was kind enough to spend a few days with me discussing being gay and making art. Here we discuss repression, going mainstream, and the trouble with naked pics floating around the Internet.

Forte Fortisshomo: On Queer Musicians and Coming Out

Mal Blum | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Mal Blum

I fall into the "happy to be part of the queer artist community" camp, and even I have felt protective over how my sexuality is presented in the context of my music. I can only imagine how my "closeted" peers feel. Nonetheless, here are some anxieties I have felt or hear echoed in my community.

Rufus Wainwright Explains Why He Doesn't Shy Away From The Term 'Gay Artist'

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright recently stopped by HuffPost Live to chat about a number of topics including being a gay artist. While some mus...

LOOK: Perez Hilton, Mike Ruiz And Alec Mapa Cast As Classic Pin-Up Boys

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Ohio-based artist Paul Richmond puts an overdue twist on gender stereotypes with his "Cheesecake Boys" series, which casts hunky men in the mid-20th c...

WATCH: Matt Gold Releases New 'Void' Video

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Matt Gold wants you to know what's underneath his sheets. The openly gay singer-songwriter just released a new video for his track "Void," which re...

LOOK: Artist Turns Grindr Photos Into Incredible Paintings

Noah Michelson | Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Grindr has been called a lot of things but rarely is it thought of as inspirational. However, a new portrait series may make you change the way you lo...

LOOK: A Rare Look At A Gay American Icon Of Yesteryear

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A New York exhibition promises to shed a refreshingly intimate, revealing light on the life of a gay American icon. Set to open at the Leslie-Lohm...

LOOK: Artist Makes Portrait Of Lindsay Lohan From Booze Bottles, Monistat 7, Handcuffs

Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Jason Mecier is best known for creating incredible portraits of celebrities made out of trash. In many instances the stars who are the subject of ...

Straddling the Line: A Gay Artist in the Indie World

Brett Gleason | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

I never knew music had a sexual preference. I don't sing about love or sex but they say my music is 'gay.' This has become both a genre and a limitation in a culture that often divides and diminishes its artists and audience.

Is MoMA Putting Artists Back in the Closet?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts

By Mark Joseph Stern The Museum of Modern Art currently has on display a wonderful, compact installation titled simply “Johns and Rauschenberg....

Sing It Again, Sister

John Wolff | Posted 03.16.2013 | Gay Voices
John Wolff

I hope my music transcends sexual orientation and reflects the human experience. I realized maybe at some point we all have a "closet" we have to come out of. At some point we all need to look ourselves in the eye and stop hiding who we are.

LOOK: 'The Last Supper' Gets A Lesbian Makeover

Posted 01.08.2013 | Gay Voices

You've probably seen Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" painting, but we're pretty sure you've never seen it like this before. In the hands of W...

The Hugh Hefner Of Gay Publishing?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.07.2013 | Arts

Bob Mizer was one of the first photographers to explore the male-on-male gaze through film. For this fact, he has been called the Hugh Hefner of gay p...

Is Queer The New Normal? (NSFW)

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

What if the garden of Eden had operated a little bit differently? In his new exhibition "In The Garden," Dutes Miller creates a mythological place whe...

Steamy Gay Photos By Italian Fashion Photographers Displayed In NYC (NSFW)

Posted 12.14.2012 | Gay Voices

The lesser-known work of some esteemed Italian fashion photographers from several generations will see the light of day in New York City for the very ...

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Tom Of Finland

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices

The 20th century certainly had its share of incredibly influential gay artists but one man's work arguably changed the way that gay men were seen -- a...

30 LGBT Artists We Love

Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts

October is LGBT History Month, and we're celebrating with our party hats on. Especially since today is National Coming Out Day! What better way to ene...

Does Your Picnic Basket Define You?

Posted 04.20.2012 | Arts

Libby Black is a Berkeley-based artist who first became known for her DIY renditions of luxury products and brands. Kate Spade and caviar were her sub...

PHOTOS: A Look Back At The Gay Heyday Of New York's Waterfront

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.05.2012 | Gay Voices

They might not date back as far as Athens' Acropolis or Egypt's pyramids, but according to Jonathan D. Katz, the piers which line New York's riverfron...