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Dating Apps and the Ghosts of Relationships Past

Consider the moments you have fallen in love. If you unpick the threads, you will quickly find much of the falling occurred in the mind. Many artifacts that go towards creating intimacy are imagined. We can’t fully understand or know someone else, but we can construct a persona around them and a shared view of the future.

The Rise of the Porn-tropreneur

“Porn is the billboard. Cam is the product,” my housemate and porn performer...

Everyone’s Lusting After Jonathan Lyndon Chase

Philadelphia-based artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase is one of the most sought after painters from a growing pool of young, queer, POC artists. His lush, colorful, mixed-media depictions of often taboo subjects – sex, queerness, and the black male body – are energetic in a way that seem the set the still images in motion.

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Nightshots: QiQi Cabaret Cucchella Edition

Nightshots: QiQi Cabaret Cucchella Edition

It was a Cucci takeover of the monthly QTPOC dance party and variety show at Timbre Room for QiQi Cabaret Cucchella Edition. Resident Act LÜCHi did double duty as your host this month. They were joined by Featured artists Thadayus and Angel Baby Kill Kill Kill, along with DJ PAPI.WAV and Special Guest Ladie Chablis. It was a night to remember, and we’ve got the pics to prove it!

Three Drag Queens Working For A Better World

Three Drag Queens Working For A Better World

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.







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by Alice Driver | Oct 9, 2019

Floriberta Roberto, 37, has a shy smile, but when 28-year-old Kataleya Nativi makes her laugh, Roberto opens her mouth to reveal the letters F and R in gold, punctuated by a zirconia stud on her two front teeth. Roberto, who is from an Indigenous community in rural Guatemala, had never had an interaction with a trans woman before meeting Nativi, who is from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and is wearing a skort with her name painted on it in rainbow colors on this day in August. The two met in Tapachula, Mexico, at T’ja Xuj, which means “House of Women” in the language of the Indigenous Mam of Guatemala.


“Queer Eye” And The Neoliberal Myth Of The Self-Made Man

Netflix’s revamp of the classic makeover show Queer Eye, originally called Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, has received rave reviews. In the eight-episode first season, the “Fab Five” — gay men who are experts in grooming, fashion, culture, design and cooking — pile into a new pick-up truck to scour the Atlanta area for lonely and messy men.