For some queens, though, drag is about more than just developing a persona and lip-syncing to dance hits on stage. Meet three drag queens who have combined activism with drag, and have fought for everything from queer and trans rights to anti-violence efforts.
Sir Babygirl likes to confront pop culture’s erasure of queer people. She laments queer-baiting in pop music, which often hints at queerness but rarely makes it explicit. Instead of queer-baiting, she aims to be queer-serving.
The screenwriters for Tell it to the Bees wanted to give the film a “sweeping romantic ending”, like Brief Encounter or Dr Zhivago. But they wanted them to have a divided happiness – one of them can have the happiness of staying in the town to have a fulfilling career; and the other can have the future happiness of finding love in a more tolerant place. But they can’t have those two things in the same place and with each other.
Another PAX West has come and gone, and once again the Pink Party was the highlight of the weekend. The premier queer geek event during PAX weekend, Queer Geek! Seattle's Pink Party 11 filled Neumos with hundreds of happy folks for gaming, dancing, and sensational cosplay!
This World AIDS Day, let's not forget that transgender women—particularly trans women of color—are also more likely to be living with HIV than cisgender people. The fight for trans justice cannot be separated from the work to reduce new transmission and provide care to those who are living with HIV, while ending stigma and criminalization for having HIV. To win this fight, we must decriminalize sex work.
From taxpayer-funded foster care and adoption agencies to programs that serve individuals struggling with substance abuse and youth homelessness, grantees of the Department of Health and Human Services got a green light from the Trump administration Friday to discriminate against LGBTQ people.
The Beat is back babies, brought to you by Rainbow Rebellion and Queerspace Magazine. This week CarLarans welcomes show stopping EDM performer Brandon Lentz to talk about the trials of being an indie artist and debut some brand new music!
We started with 12 of the top queer comics in the PNW, but now it's time to name the winner of the Outstanding: Queer Comic Competition, hosted by Bobby Higley. Congrats to Mitch Mitchell, the winner of the $1000 prize courtesy of AHF, and the Most Outstanding Queer Comic in the PNW!
Trans folks, in countries like the Philippines, often face a hostile environment and lack of societal and government protections. But two open, proud, Filipina trans women, Geena Rocero and Geraldine Roman, have been leading the way for more visibility and acceptance of the trans Asian community.
Murderous parents? Outstanding warrants? A dinosaur living down the hall? Basic, relatable stuff when you a group of super powered teenagers playing house together on the run in Marvel's Runaways on Hulu. But the surprisingly well handled queer relationship between Karolina and Nico is what's really got us tuning in at the Bi-Geekly Report!