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Queer Rapper Big Dipper Is Back... And Coming Out As A Mermaid

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Queer rapper Big Dipper is back with his latest video... and this time he's coming out as mermaid. Big Dipper took on a campy tropical theme for th...

This NYC-Based Queer Artist Just Premiered His First Solo Show

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Vincent Tiley is an emerging queer artist and fashion designer who just premiered his first solo show in New York City's Lower East Side. Having be...

Meet Romaine Brooks, The 20th Century Woman Artist You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts

Edouard Manet's "Olympia" scandalized nearly everyone when it was first exhibited at the 1865 Paris Salon, its nude subject confronting the vi...

JamesMichael Nichols

ASSEMBLAGE: Meet Queer Artist And Musician AB Soto

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.17.2015 | Gay Voices

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

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

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay 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...

These Sci-Fi Inspired Paintings Bring Queer, Brown Femininity Into The Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts

Instructions for a Home Team "The cyborg is a kind of disassembled and reassembled, postmodern collective and personal self," Donna J. Harawa...

Here's Where You Can See Hundreds Of Your Favorite Drag Queens This Weekend

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices

There's only one place that you can see literally hundreds of internationally famous drag queens perform this weekend -- and it probably isn't where y...

JamesMichael Nichols

ASSEMBLAGE: Meet Queer Japanese Burlesque Performers Una Aya And Michi Ilona Osato

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.16.2015 | Gay Voices

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

JamesMichael Nichols

Queer Filmmaker Bruce LaBruce Brings His Controversial Work To The MoMA

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay 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 04.21.2015 | Gay 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...

JamesMichael Nichols

ASSEMBLAGE: Meet Queer Artist And Cultural Visionary Love Bailey

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices

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

Pandora Boxx Is Here To Get You In The Mood For Pride Month

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices

Are you ready for LGBT Pride Month? Even if June still seems far away, this video is pretty much guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. In antici...

Slow Day At The Office? We've Got The Perfect Cure

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.10.2015 | Gay Voices

From Greg Scarnici's drag alter ego Levonia Jenkins comes "Werk and Serve and Face," a dancey anthem to help you get through that 9-5. Featuring N...

How The Internet Became A Home For Queer Artists (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts

Working on the outskirts of the artistic establishment, queer New York artists of the late 1970s and early '80s took to the streets, plastering their ...

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ASSEMBLAGE: Meet Queer Hip-Hop Artist And Sports Icon Will Sheridan

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.05.2015 | Gay Voices

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

Where Do You Fall On The Spectrum Of Sexuality?

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.01.2015 | Gay 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...

JamesMichael Nichols

ASSEMBLAGE: Meet Queer Artist And Musician NEOCAMP

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.24.2015 | Gay Voices

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

This Queer Artist Just Released A Powerful, Club-Ready Track

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.03.2015 | Gay Voices

Ryan Skyy is a queer music artist, DJ and producer who just released a heavy new dance track called "DONE." "DONE" features the impressively powerf...

JamesMichael Nichols

Here's Your Chance To See JD Samson And The Dead Betties Together In Bushwick

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 04.21.2015 | Gay Voices
NOTCHES

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.

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WATCH: Queer Performance Artist Wants You To Experience 'Showbiz: Active Terrorism'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 03.26.2015 | 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.