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Trixie Mattel, aka Brian Michael Firkus, is well-known among drag fans for winning the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. The performing sensation has recorded three albums of original music and launched a successful cosmetics line. If that wasn’t enough, she also published a New York Times bestseller, appeared in a documentary and […]

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It stands to reason LGBTQIA+ culture informed, inspired and enmeshed with punk, down to the crossover with the ’70s glam scene that helped spawn it. After all, both worlds were essentially the Island of Misfit Toys, from the Rankin/Bass 1964 holiday special Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: a rebel culture for those whose ideas don’t fit […]

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“Divine’s fearlessness inspires me to this day,” John writes in new book The Queer Bible of John Waters muse. “Divvy’s spirit will linger forever” For more, check out: (Source)

Nova Twins Meet Me @ The Altar

Since their inception, English rock duo Nova Twins (vocalist/guitarist Amy Love and bassist Georgia South) have been defying convention and making room for women of color in alternative-rock spaces. Meanwhile, American pop-punk band Meet Me @ The Altar, a three-piece energetic group composed of lead vocalist Edith Johnson, bassist Téa Campbell and drummer Ada Juarez, […]

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There’s a reason mega alt-pop artist Hayley Kiyoko is known as “Lesbian Jesus” to adoring fans who celebrate her celebration and openness about the LGBTQIA+ community in her songs. Now, she’s back with a brand-new track. Long-time listeners have been patiently waiting for new music, and can finally add new single “Found My Friends” to […]

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LGBTQIA+ artists have always been major players in the alt and punk scene. From Freddie Mercury and David Bowie to Halsey and Laura Jane Grace, rock music has been a place for those who are LGBTQIA+ to express themselves and their experiences. Read more: 10 trans women musicians who are changing the world of punk rock […]

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orville peck

Even if you’re unfamiliar with country-western music star and LGBTQIA+ icon Orville Peck, you’ve seen him: bright blue eyes striking through a leather-fringed mask, enticing an audience with a costume that he describes as “the boldest version” of himself. Since 2019, Peck has taken classic country music and made it his own by adding elements […]

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Hopeless Records is adding a new act to their iconic lineup with today’s signing of NOAHFINNCE, pronounced as “no offense.” The U.K.-based 21-year-old singer Noah Adams can truly do it all. He has incredibly loud vocals that channel grunge royalty Kurt Cobain and Britain’s sweetheart YUNGBLUD, and he pairs his voice with his insane guitar, ukulele […]

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[Photo via YouTube] Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart is using her platform to urge people to join the Black Lives Matter protests across the United States while revealing she is bisexual in honor of June’s Pride Month. On her Instagram account, she’s coming out while sharing that she’s joining the protests today and calling on fans and followers to do the […]