All posts tagged: queer

Are we in a new era of queer female pop? – podcast | Society

Are we in a new era of queer female pop? – podcast | Society

[ad_1] Archive: Tik Tok (lucyandlamer), YoutTube (Queer News Tonight), RuPaul’s Drag Race, Today, Instagram (finally_aaron), YouTube (Sabrina Carpenter All-Videos) Music featured: I Breathe Again, Adam Rickitt: written by Julian Gingel, Barry Stone; produced by Jewels and Stone; Polydor Records Outside, George Michael: written by George Michael; produced by George Michael and Jon Douglas; Epic Records I Want to Break Free, Queen: written by John Deacon; produced by Queen and Reinhold Mack; EMI Smalltown Boy, Bronski Beat: written by Steve Bronski, Jimmy Somerville, Larry Steinbachek; produced by Mike Thorne; London Recordings West End Girls, Pet Shop Boys: written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe; produced by Bobby Orlando; Bobcat Records High School Confidential, Rough Trade: written by Carol Pope and Kevan Staples; produced by Gene Martynec; True North records I Kissed a Girl, Katy Perry: written by Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Cathy Dennis; produced by Dr Luke and Benny Blanco; Capitol Records Girls, Rita Ora (ft Cardi B and Charlie XCX): composed by Ben Diehl, Jonny Coffer, Andrew Wotman; lyrics by Rita Ora, Pardison …

Descendants of Holocaust survivors celebrate hidden ‘queer love story’ | Holocaust

Descendants of Holocaust survivors celebrate hidden ‘queer love story’ | Holocaust

[ad_1] Ursula Finke weighed less than 5st (31kg) and by her own description was only a “skeleton”, when Lola Alexander tracked her down in bombed-out Berlin in the last days of April 1945. Both had repeatedly, narrowly escaped deportation to Auschwitz, unlike many of their closest Jewish relatives. Lola and Ursula had become “friends”, as their survivors’ testimony from the 1950s put it, while in hiding from the Gestapo at the home of a resistance member. After Lola rescued Ursula, badly injured and chained to a bed in the dank cellar of a Jewish hospital, they would remain together for the rest of Lola’s life. This week, as Europe marks the 79th anniversary of the end of the second world war, descendants of the two women gathered in Berlin from Australia, the UK and the US to lay Stolpersteine memorial stones for Alexander and four other relatives who were persecuted by the Nazis. The vast grassroots project has already placed more than 100,000 of the brass plaques across Europe at the former homes of Holocaust …

Nicholas Galitzine Says He Feels ‘Guilt’ For Portraying Multiple Queer Characters

Nicholas Galitzine Says He Feels ‘Guilt’ For Portraying Multiple Queer Characters

[ad_1] After rising to fame by playing queer characters in the rom-com Red, White & Royal Blue and the drama miniseries Mary & George, Nicholas Galitzine is clearing the air about his own sexuality. “I identify as a straight man,” Nicholas said in a new British GQ interview published on Wednesday. “But I have been a part of some incredible queer stories.” The British actor admitted he felt torn about taking on so many LGBTQ+ roles because of his heterosexuality. “I felt a sense of uncertainty sometimes about whether I’m taking up someone’s space, and perhaps guilt,” he explained. “At the same time, I see those characters as not solely their sexuality.” Nicholas with co-star Taylor Zakhar Perez in Red, White And Royal Blue Jonathan Prime/Prime Video The Idea of You star went on to clarify that the characters he plays on screen are totally separate from who he is off the clock, adding: “I am Nick, and I’m not my role.” Speaking with HuffPost UK, the English actor explained the “plethora of reasons” why …

Kimberly King Parsons Wanted to Read Books About Queer Motherhood, So She Wrote One

Kimberly King Parsons Wanted to Read Books About Queer Motherhood, So She Wrote One

[ad_1] “Sometimes at night I think about whales loose in the ocean living their lives, and it upsets me,” Kimberly King Parsons writes in her debut novel, We Were the Universe (Knopf). Hilarious, profane, and profound all at once, the book tells the story of Kit, a 20-something mother consumed by lust for a mysterious woman she meets at the playground. She’s also grieving her younger sister and debating whether to get back into LSD, which once bound the two of them together. “I often feel as if I’ve been placed on a random corner by some giant, unseen claw,” Kit muses. She’s going through the motions of being present for her daughter and husband, of keeping a lid on her grief. But a grocery store panic attack and a botched weekend getaway make it clear that seeing a sliding scale therapist (her payments are “at the ass end”) and going on mandated date nights won’t be enough to make her okay. Parsons, whose short story collection, Black Light, was long-listed for the National Book …

‘I Saw the TV Glow’ review: Queer horror has a new arthouse masterpiece

‘I Saw the TV Glow’ review: Queer horror has a new arthouse masterpiece

[ad_1] The mysterious allure of stumbling upon some unknown oddity on late-night cable is recreated (and repurposed, to devastating effect) in Jane Schoenbrun’s wildly abstract, masterfully accomplished I Saw the TV Glow. The A24 production is a remarkable follow-up and spiritual companion to Schoenbrun’s Sundance emo-horror breakout We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, a hazy, low-budget indie from 2022 told through late-night vlogs and video chats. The latter was their narrative feature debut, and it captured an online obsession with urban myth that the writer/director used as a vessel for a tale of physical discomfort and social unbelonging. It created, through its subtext and aesthetic approach, a mood comprising the constant, oppressive white noise of gender dysphoria. I Saw the TV Glow picks up that baton and charges headfirst through the screen. It captures the creeping nostalgia of ’90s children’s and young adult television, as seen through the eyes of two deeply isolated teenagers on arduous, dreamlike journeys of self-discovery. Along the way, the worlds of memory and fiction blur beyond recognition, as the …

Darren Criss claiming he’s ‘culturally queer’ isn’t just embarrassing, it’s ignorant

Darren Criss claiming he’s ‘culturally queer’ isn’t just embarrassing, it’s ignorant

[ad_1] For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails I have been so culturally queer my whole life,” said sexually straight Darren Criss, the 37-year-old former star of Glee. The cisgender actor and musician was speaking at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo earlier this week when he made the remark, explaining: “I was gonna say, ‘Not because I’m trying to be cool…’ but I’m gonna erase that, because I am trying to be cool. The things in my life that I have tried to emulate, learn from and be inspired by are 100 per cent queer as f***.” But, contrary to Criss’s bizarre declaration, there is no such thing as “cultural queerness”. Not really. Me, I sometimes dress in black and have a vehement dislike of clowns. But I don’t go around telling people I’m culturally Batman. To be fair to Criss, the core of what he’s saying is understandable enough. He has been a vocal …

Darren Criss Self-Identifies as “Culturally Queer”

Darren Criss Self-Identifies as “Culturally Queer”

[ad_1] Sexuality is a spectrum—and according to Darren Criss, culture can be as well. While appearing at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Criss, who identifies as straight and cisgendered, described himself as “culturally queer,” causing some on the internet to raise their eyebrows and others to celebrate his appreciation for queer culture. Criss launched into this topic after fielding a question about playing out and proud Blaine Anderson, boyfriend to Chris Colfer‘s Kurt Hummel, on Glee—a groundbreaking queer teenage couple on primetime television. “It was fucking awesome,” said Criss. ”Nowadays, we just call it a relationship on TV. But to contextualize it, a gay relationship on mainstream Fox, that’s a pretty cool thing to be a part of.” Criss went on to speak about the influence of queerness on his life. “I have been so culturally queer my whole life,” said Criss. “Not because I’m trying—you know, actually, I was gonna say, ‘not because I’m trying to be cool.’ But I’m gonna erase that, because I am trying to be cool. The things …

Sophia Bush and Ashlyn Harris make red carpet debut after actress comes out as queer

Sophia Bush and Ashlyn Harris make red carpet debut after actress comes out as queer

[ad_1] Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Sophia Bush and girlfriend Ashlyn Harris have posed on the red carpet together for the first time. On Saturday 27 April, the One Tree Hill alum and the soccer player attended the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, with both of them wearing matching all-black outfits. Bush was sporting a strapless dress with metallic buttons in the shape of flowers running down the middle, while Harris wore a black jacket adorned with gold buttons and black trousers. The red carpet appearance came just a few days after Bush wrote an essay for Glamour’s April cover story, published on 25 April, in which she came out as queer and confirmed her relationship with Harris. Despite the couple recently divorcing their respective spouses, Bush clarified that the relationship was just something that coincidentally happened. “I didn’t expect to find love in this support …

Ashlyn Harris says she’s ‘so proud’ of Sophia Bush after actor came out as queer

Ashlyn Harris says she’s ‘so proud’ of Sophia Bush after actor came out as queer

[ad_1] Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Ashlyn Harris has praised girlfriend Sophia Bush after the actor came out as queer. The 38-year-old former soccer star took to her Instagram Stories on Friday to share a photo of Bush’s Glamour story, in which the One Tree Hill star opened up about her sexuality and officially confirmed she was dating Harris. In the caption of her Instagram Story, Harris applauded her partner’s piece for Glamour, writing: “Proud of you babe.” For Glamour’s April cover story, which came out on 25 April, Bush spoke about her relationship with Harris for the first time. In August, the actor officially filed for divorce from husband Grant Hughes, while the following month the soccer player filed for divorce from Ali Krieger, with whom she shares two adopted children. After announcing their splits, news outlets reported in October that Harris and Bush were …

Ashlyn Harris Shows Support for Girlfriend Sophia Bush After Coming Out As Queer

Ashlyn Harris Shows Support for Girlfriend Sophia Bush After Coming Out As Queer

[ad_1] Ashlyn Harris took to Instagram on Friday to express her overwhelming pride and support for her girlfriend, actress Sophia Bush, who recently came out as queer.  Harris shared a snapshot of Bush gracing the cover of Glamour magazine‘s latest issue, where Bush, 41, bares her vulnerability and truth in an emotional essay. In the 38-year-old’s Instagram Story repost, Harris wrote, “Proud of you babe????????,” alongside the captivating image of Bush, clad only in a brown leather jacket with her hands covering her bare chest. The cover featured a powerful quote from Bush’s essay, “I feel like I can finally breathe.” Ashlyn Harris supports her girlfriend Sophia Bush – Instagram The One Tree Hill star revealed to the magazine that she has long felt her sexuality exists on a spectrum but now feels comfortable embracing the term “queer.” “I think I’ve always known that my sexuality exists on a spectrum,” Bush shared. “I’ve experienced so much safety, respect, and love in the queer community, as an ally all of my life, that, as I came …