How to Run a Truly Inclusive Club Night
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Inside ‘Hungama’, an LGBTQ+ Bollywood Night in an East London Strip Club
It's rare that South Asian clubbers can come together to celebrate queer culture, but this new night at Metropolis provides just that.
To Hell And Back
There's No Room In Metal for Racists, Abusers, and Bigots
A meditation on enabling oppression, As I Lay Dying, Emperor, and taking accountability for one's own mistakes (plus some sweet new metal tunes).
Battling Racism and Homophobia Helped This South African Artist Find His Voice
"Things changed when I started to receive detailed death threats last year. But nonetheless, my first response was still: I will now fight even harder for the LGBTQ community."
Meet Lauren Ruth Ward, Rock's New Lizard Queen
We sit down with the queer singer-songwriter to talk grappling with her message, her sexuality, and her outsized ambitions on her new album 'Well Hell.'
The Enduring Humanity of Rob Halford, Metal God
The iconic Judas Priest frontman sat down with us to discuss the band's cracking new album, 'Firepower,' his love for Dolly Parton, and the continuing fight for equality.
Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” Is Still an Undeniable Queer Banger
This tune – and the club night that carried its name – continues to illuminate the isolating, beautiful parts of the queer experience.
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Vile Creature's Confrontational Queer Doom Is Exactly What Metal Needs in 2018
Stream the anti-oppressive Canadian doom cult's crushing, crucial new album, 'Cast of Static and Smoke.'
Queer Women Ruled Pop This Year
St. Vincent, Torres, MUNA, Syd, Kehlani and loads of others gave me something to relate to in 2017.
The Complicated Cult Appeal of t.A.T.u’s "All the Things She Said"
Wire fences and rain should never have been this iconic – even in the face of one half of the Russian duo's homophobia.
Get Lost in A Stick and A Stone's Minimalist Neoclassical Doom
Stream the new album from this ethereal, intoxicating Oregon duo, featuring Disemballerina's Myles Donovan on viola.
The Constant, Unfiltered Queer Joy of Nu Disco
Nu disco carries on the tradition of dance music being energetic and deceptively political.
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