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JamesMichael Nichols

Here's Your Chance To See JD Samson And The Dead Betties Together In Bushwick | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Get ready New Yorkers: You will soon have the chance to see and experience two queer music institutions under the same roof this month in Brooklyn, Ne...

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

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.22.2015 | Gay 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 ...

JamesMichael Nichols

Let This Artist Take You On A 'Post-Queer' Political Experience | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.21.2015 | Gay Voices

NEOCAMP is an Irish-born artist and musician currently working and living in New York City. NEOCAMP's work is cutting-edge, embodying heavy queer o...

Acclaimed Singer and Poet Rod McKuen Died Last Month: Why Did None of His Obituaries Mention his Queer Past and Gay Activism?

NOTCHES | Posted 02.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Obituaries are acts of commemoration, remembrance and sometimes of celebration. Remembering the queer aspects of McKuen's life honors his loves, desires and politics. It also affirms the vitality and centrality of queerness in a culture that still too often misreads, misplaces or silences sexual variance.

JamesMichael Nichols

WATCH: Queer Performance Artist Wants You To Experience 'Showbiz: Active Terrorism' | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices

Sebastian Cummings is a Philadelphia-based queer actor, musician and performance artist who develops high-concept, musically-intensive live production...

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

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.12.2015 | Gay 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.

What It's Like to Be a Gay Country Singer in Nashville

Kevin Thornton | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Thornton

I love Nashville. For the most part, Nashville has loved me. I've had an on-again-off-again love affair with this town for almost two decades. But I do sometimes wonder if things would have played out differently had I pretended for the public.

Appropriate Behavior Writer/Director/Star Opens Up About Being a Bisexual Filmmaker

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Desiree Akhavan's first feature film, Appropriate Behavior, written and directed by and starring Akhavan, is generating major buzz. Akhavan was kind enough to make time to sit down with me on the day of her premiere at Lincoln Center. It's safe to say I don't think I've ever laughed this much during an interview.

Siamese Spots Is The New Queer Female Music Duo You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.05.2015 | Gay Voices

Are you ready for this ground-breaking queer female music duo? Siamese Spots hit the scene earlier this month with their debut track "Banter" -- an...

Could This Queer Artist Change The World Of R&B?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Is there a place for a queer voice within the world of R&B? Russell Elliot is a self-identified pansexual feminist engaged in a Kickstarter campaig...

WATCH: This Brooklyn Queer Performer Wants You To 'Eat Ur Makeup'

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

One of the most iconic drag performers to emerge from the Brooklyn scene just dropped her second single -- and it's everything that we knew it would b...

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.

Why 'Fun Home' Scribe Says NOT Identifying As A 'Queer Artist' Made Her More Ambitious

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel says that she feels less inclined to define herself as a "queer artist" now than she has in the past. ...

This Up-And-Coming Queer Musician Needs Your Support

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Note: The video above contains graphic language. Don't know AB Soto? This up-and-coming queer musician has spent the last several years making wave...

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

Posted 09.28.2014 | Gay 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. ...

This Pop Duo Wants You To SWEAT!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Pop girl group Xelle is back with their latest hit -- and it's definitely one of our favorites from the pair yet. You might remember Xelle from the...

WATCH: Touching New Music Video Shows Gay Couple Reconnecting After Years Apart

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices

#ThisCouldBeUs... But you playin'. This viral (and hilarious) Internet meme takes on a whole new meaning in Doug Locke's new song and video, titled...

LOOK: Queer Artists Get Their Time In The Spotlight In New Exhibition

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices

"Queer Fellows: A Side Seldom Seen," a new exhibition, will run from Aug. 22-Sept. 4 at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass. It will showc...

WATCH: Mary Lambert Spills Her Secrets In Powerful New Video

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Mary Lambert has some secrets to spill. In the queer musician's latest music video, "Secrets," Lambert once again seeks to challenge the patriarcha...

13 Latina Artists Under 35 You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts

When family tales are passed from generation to generation with no single point of origin, when history fails to document years of pain and struggle, ...

Masked Performance Artist Goes Topless For Feminism (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts

Women are currently persecuted for baring their breasts in public in New York. On a global level, women who bare their chests often face more severe d...

A Young Poet Answers the Question 'Can You Pray the Gay Away?'

J Mase III | Posted 08.25.2014 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

I had the opportunity to come across Thomas Hill, the current grand slam champion of the D.C. youth slam team. His piece is featured in this video from the D.C. youth slam that happened back in February. Take a moment to take in the brilliance of this poet's work and check out more of his stuff on the interwebs!

7 Feminist Artists Who Prove Bad Girls Still Rule The Art World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.18.2014 | Arts

In 1994, Marcia Tucker and Marcia Tanner independently organized two exhibitions dubbed "Bad Girls" and "Bad Girls West." The exhibitions, located at ...

WATCH: Mary Lambert's New Music Video Is Breathtaking

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Openly lesbian singer Mary Lambert of "She Keeps Me Warm" and Macklemore's "Same Love" fame is back with a breathtaking new video with a beautiful mes...

WATCH: Openly Gay Singer Matt Gold Gets Appreciative In New Video

Posted 04.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Openly gay artist Matt Gold is back with a new video for his track "Appreciated" from his upcoming EP "Let It Out." The video is uniquely animated ...