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Photographer Nicholas Contrera Documents New York City's Genderqueer Scene

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 06.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Nicholas Contrera and I recently met for a beer on the patio of a queer dive bar in Brooklyn. Almost immediately after sitting down he started telling me about the projects he has in the works: a photo series capturing genderqueer night life personalities, and his spread in this year's NYC Pride guide. I know that passion is very present in his work.

This Celebrity Fashion Photographer Is Turning The Lens On Queer Luminaries

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.07.2015 | Gay Voices

Celebrity fashion photographer Roger Erickson will open his new solo show next week featuring protraits of the queer movers and shakers of our time. ...

Here's Your Alternative Guide To LGBT Cinema To Stream This Pride Season

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.04.2015 | Gay Voices

What films will you be watching this Pride season? Streaming service Fandor just announced its "Alternative Guide to LGBT Cinema," an interactive o...

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ASSEMBLAGE: Meet Queer Performance Artists Dark Matter

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.29.2015 | Gay Voices

“ASSEMBLAGE“ is an inquiry into the different ways artists utilize performance and technology to explore and express different notions of identity...

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It's Finally Here: NYC's First Annual Porn Film Festival Has Arrived (NSFW)

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices

It's finally time for the first annual New York porn festival, which kicks off Feb. 27 in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. Last November we brough...

What Does It Take To Make A Long-Term Relationship Last?

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.23.2015 | Gay Voices

In an age where immediate satisfaction and self gratification seem to permeate our culture, what does the long-term relationship look like in 2015? ...

Poet Timothy Liu Discusses Coming Out, Mormonism, and Non-Possessive Love

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 04.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

After reading Timothy Liu's latest book of poetry, Don't Go Back to Sleep, I knew I had to interview him immediately. We met for soup in Chinatown and talked about poetry, coming out as a Mormon, and non-possessive love.

Go Inside The World Of Gay Erotic Manga And The Men Who Make It

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices

Are you ready for one of the most comprehensive anthologies of Japanese gay manga available in the English language? "Massive: Gay Erotic Manga And...

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Dystopian Artist Showcase To Elevate Brooklyn's Underground Party World

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.05.2015 | Arts

A relatively unknown space in Brooklyn, New York will house a showcase of multimedia art tonight in an attempt to elevate the work of artists involved...

New Film Explores Queer Experiences That Don't Always Make It Onto The Big Screen

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.27.2015 | Gay Voices

A compelling new film is in the works that takes a look at two very different types of queer experience. "JOHNNY" is the story of a young male pros...

Artist John MacConnell Discusses Painting Male Nudes (NSFW)

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

I became aware of John MacConnell's Instagram account this summer and was quickly hooked.

Porn Star And Artist Colby Keller Opens Up About Colby Does America (NSFW SLIDESHOW)

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Since my first interview with Colby, people have asked if I knew what he was up to with his Colby Does America project. I'd tell them I knew he was going to make a video in all 50 states, but that's about it. Deeply unsatisfied with my answer, I reached out to Colby to see how the project is coming along.

Could This Artist Be The Next Tom Of Finland?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices

The Tom of Finland foundation just announced the winner of their 10th Emerging Artist Competition. According to a statement sent to The Huffington ...

A Poignant New Film Explores The Nature Of Identity

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.03.2014 | Gay Voices

A powerful short film hit the web this week that explores the nature of identity across the queer spectrum. Called "Emma," the two-minute short com...

Kyle Brincefield Talks Taking His Brand Studmuffin NYC From Chelsea Clubs to Vogue (NSFW SLIDESHOW)

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

I've been aware of Studmuffin NYC by Kyle Brincefield for a while, and I've been seeing his brand blow up this year. He was kind enough to hang out with me for a while, so I ended up with far more interview than space allows. Please check out the slideshow to learn more about all the things Kyle is working on right now.

Narong Tintamusik Paints Porn, and No One Can Believe the Result (NSFW IMAGES)

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

I stumbled across him on Instagram, and the longer I watched the work he was producing, the more I realized I had to profile him immediately. I sent out some screen shots of his work to past interviewees, and everyone was blown away and couldn't believe he's only 23. I got in contact with him and interviewed him, and it's my pleasure to introduce to the world Narong Tintamusik.

New Drama About Two Queer People At Crossroads In Their Lives In The Works

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.22.2014 | Gay Voices

A new drama is in the works that takes a dramatic look at the lives of two queer people at crossroads in their lives. Called "Retake," the film fol...

Do You Hate Everybody? These Gays Guys Do Too, And It's Hilarious

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.27.2014 | Gay Voices

What's it like to be somebody that hates everybody and everything? That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but we all at least have parts of ourselve...

LOOK: Madonna's Infamous 'Sex' Book Reimagined (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Madonna's groundbreaking Sex book was released 22 years ago today and even two decades later it's still inspiring people to push boundaries and create...

Coming Into Your Queer Identity... At The Spa?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices

The coming out process is complicated and unique for everyone -- especially when there are familial or cultural tensions involved. What can the ex...

Exploring The Human Condition -- And Sex -- Through Experimental Film

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices

From the creator of award-winning film "Shabbat Dinner" comes "Lily in the Grinder," a "kaleidoscopic film about existence, sex, death, and time set t...

LOOK: Photographer Embarks On Incredible Journey Documenting Lives Of Two Trans Girls

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Over the course of six years, documentary photographer Willeke Duijvekam followed the lives of two transgender girls as they came to live as their own...

RuPaul And Drag Queens Offer Response To Facebook 'Real Name' Policy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2014 | Gay Voices

It looks like the Facebook "real name" policy is here to stay -- and artists and performers from all over the globe are not happy about it. Over th...

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Exploring Brooklyn's 'Drag Explosion' Through Film

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices

In late 2013 and early 2014, HuffPost Gay Voices Associate Editor James Nichols spent six months exploring the explosion of drag culture in northern B...

LOOK: Love Is Alive In These Photos Of LGBT Couples

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices

A new book of photographs that documents and tells the stories of enduring relationships within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) comm...