Recognise Me

How to Run a Truly Inclusive Club Night

‘Safe spaces’ are complicated and important. We spoke to the people behind BBZ, The Shayshay Show, Femmetopia, The Cocoa Butter Club and Femmi-Erect to see how they can be achieved.
Tom Rasmussen
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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.
Salma Haidrani
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).
Kim Kelly

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."
Bo Hanna

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.'
Andy Hermann

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.
Kim Kelly
Remembering Things

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.
Ben Charlie Smoke

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.'
Kim Kelly
Obsessive Tendencies

Queer Women Ruled Pop This Year

St. Vincent, Torres, MUNA, Syd, Kehlani and loads of others gave me something to relate to in 2017.
Daisy Jones
Remembering Things

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.
Daisy Jones

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.
Kim Kelly

The Constant, Unfiltered Queer Joy of Nu Disco

Nu disco carries on the tradition of dance music being energetic and deceptively political.
Sophie Kemp