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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.

What Happened When Straight Men Were Pranked In A Gay Rap Video

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.14.2015 | Black Voices

What happens when a bunch of straight black men find out they have been duped into being in a gay rapper's music video? The hilariously controversial ...

Wale: 'I Would Think There Would Be A Gay Rapper Before A Black President'

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

According to Wale, the rap community would have no qualms about accepting an openly gay performer in the mainstream. The Washington, D.C.-bred sup...

WATCH: Cazwell Wants You To Dance... Like You Got Good Credit

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

Last time we heard from Cazwell, he was getting "sprung." Now the gay rapper is back -- along with dance music and exercise queen Cherie Lily (who als...

Hafftka Painting Zebra Katz (Ojay Morgan)

Michael Hafftka | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Oliver Luckett, CEO of TheAudience, messaged me a track of Zebra Katz. My reaction was "Wow, this is beautiful, I would love to paint him". Oliver fac...

Tongues Untied: Is Fly Young Red's Newest Track Revolutionary?

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Darnell L. Moore

"None of this removes the misogyny in this song/video where -- instead of black women -- gay femme black men are being used as tropes. But I do think much is to be praised."

Rapper's Controversial Video Demands That You 'Throw That Boy P***y' (NSFW)

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

(Note: The video above contains language and images that may be inappropriate for work and other sensitive environments) Fly Young Red is a gay hip...

Rick Ross Sounds Off On Gay Rappers

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rapper Rick Ross sounded off on claims that hip-hop music was actually becoming less inclusive of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) co...

Gay Rapper Cazwell Duets With Electro Queen Luciana; Drag Race Favorite Manila Luzon Is Next

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.25.2013 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Fans of his most recent work, those who helped push last year's single "Rice & Beans" toward a healthy half-million total YouTube views, might be taken aback by the frenetic pace of "Guess What?" Cazwell acknowledges the song's electro vibe definitely matches Luciana's signature, but it was a cut he couldn't pass up.

A$AP Rocky Sounds Off On Closeted Gay Men

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky recently stopped by Washington D.C.'s WKYS 93.9fm radio station. During the interview he discussed his red lipstick controve...

LOOK: Bisexual Rapper Angel Haze Defends Her Sexuality On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In 2011, before signing to Universal Republic, beefing with Azealia Banks and gracing BET's "Behind The Cypher," Angel Haze chatted with Vibe Vixen. I...

Snoop Lion Alters Opinion On Gay Rappers

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The former "D-O-Double-G" has been very vocal lately about his support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. During an inter...

John Legend To Tackle Gay Hip-Hop Debate In New Show

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Singer-songwriter John Legend is about to dive into an entirely new arena, tackling the debate over whether or not gay performers can succeed in hip-h...

Snoop Lion: Homosexuality May Never Be 'Acceptable' In Rap Music

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg tells NME he doesn't think homosexuality will ever be fully acceptable in rap music. The newly-christened ...

Big Dipper, Queer Rapper, Releases Raunchy Debut EP

Posted 01.08.2013 | Chicago

Chicago-based queer rapper Big Dipper is ready for the big leagues -- and maybe, just maybe his big break. On Tuesday, Big Dipper, a HuffPost favor...

Rapper Azealia Banks Calls Rap 'Tacky'

Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment

Rapper Azealia Banks has some harsh words for the music that made her famous. In an interview with Hypetrak, Banks called rap "unladylike" and "tacky"...

WATCH: Gay Rapper's Gorgeous, And Strangely Erotic, New Video

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Question: What do you get when you combine an infectious rap track, some beautiful people, a little Willow Smith-esque hair whipping, and a few scenes...

Hip-Hop's Gay Pioneers: Details Magazine

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Oh, this fag can rap?' Yeah, they saying that, they listening." The lyrics are from the Harlem-based MC Mykki Blanco. But the sentiment expressed ...

Frank Ocean: 'People Are Just Afraid Of Things Too Much'

Posted 07.30.2012 | Black Voices

Weeks following Frank Ocean revealing his first love was a man and the release of his critically acclaimed album, “Channel Orange,” the R&B singer...

Singer Frank Ocean Comes Out

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This week is shaping up to be a big one for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Not only did Anderson Cooper come out in an incr...

WATCH: Rapper Erick Sermon Says Being Gay In Hip-Hop Is 'Like A Curse'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rap and hip-hop music are often characterized as being heavily chauvinistic -- and according to at least one star, that's not looking likely to change...

'Next Big Thing' In Hip Hop Comes Out As Bisexual

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The hip-hop world doesn't have a reputation for being the friendliest place for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Homophobia has poppe...

Annette Bourdeau

EXCLUSIVE: 'The LA Complex' Goes Controversial With Black Gay Character

HuffingtonPost.com | Annette Bourdeau | Posted 01.24.2012 | TV

Betcha didn't see that coming, huh? Episode two of the hot new MuchMusic (and soon-to-be The CW) show the "The L.A. Complex" ended with aspiring hip-h...