Queerness

Op-Eds

On Hayley Kiyoko, Queerness and Mainstream Pop

What does the megastar mean to young queer fans today, and why is she so significant?
El Hunt
5.14.18
Premieres

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
3.1.18
Features

Jay Boogie Wants You to Love Yourself

We spoke to the Brooklyn rapper about taking a message of self-acceptance to a spiritual level on his 'Jesus Loves Me Too' mixtape.
Tshepo Mokoena
7.26.17
Thinkpieces And Shit

Are HMLTD Queerness Tourists or Guitar Music’s Greatest Hope?

The complications of being an art project/band of straight guys where gender-fluid makeup and clothes define your look.
Jake Hall
5.15.17
Noisey News

George Michael's Cause of Death Has Been Determined

Doctors say he died of natural causes.
Noisey Staff
3.7.17
Essays

Saying Goodbye to George Michael: A Queer Icon on His Own Terms

Often outrageous and always real, his music was a shield, a sanctuary, and a road map for outsiders.
Cameron Cook
12.26.16
Essays

Remembering Aaliyah, My Mentor Through Life

For the last 15 years, I’ve mourned the artist who helped me navigate friendship, gender, and queerness—three of the most important parts of my life today.
Max Mohenu
8.29.16
Essays

The Profound Act of Being Yourself: On Frank Ocean’s 'Blond(e)' and Sexual Fluidity

Ocean’s dialogue around his sexuality is the same as his approach to music: open and vulnerable, but equally unclassifiable.
Emma Garland
8.24.16