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FEATURE: Gotham Queercore Invades Berlin

Ever wonder why there are no Gay Pop Stars? Does race and sexuality still determine who’s allowed on the Billboard charts? Similar to the exodus of African American artists during the Jazz Era LGBT artist today are forced to find acceptance and fans in Europe, but does it have to be? For years Harlem based Queercore artist T-Boy stood in the shadows of Manhattan’s limited gay punk culture, until he took matters in his own hands and found his true fan base in Germany. Black Velvet, my feature…See More
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OP-ED: I Don’t Act Like A Boy. I Act Like An A**Hole: Redefining My Identity Without Using Gendered Stereotypes.

The hustle and bustle of my twenties has isolated me; it’s not often that I am blessed with the opportunity to immerse myself in the lives of new people. I am talking about really diving deep into the inner workings of a foreign group. Before my brief time studying in Italy, I hadn’t found myself privy to forced socialization and the benefits it often yields. My time abroad was filled to the brim with feelings of both excitement and horror. I was constantly consuming a cocktail of…See More
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FEATURE: Gotham Queercore Invades Berlin

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Ever wonder why there are no Gay Pop Stars? Does race and sexuality still determine who’s allowed on the Billboard charts? Similar to the exodus of African American artists during the Jazz Era LGBT artist today are forced to find acceptance and fans in Europe, but does it have to be?

For years Harlem based Queercore artist T-Boy stood in the shadows of Manhattan’s limited gay punk culture, until he took matters in his own hands and found his true fan base in Germany.…
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OP-ED: I Don’t Act Like A Boy. I Act Like An A**Hole: Redefining My Identity Without Using Gendered Stereotypes.

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:00am 2 Comments

The hustle and bustle of my twenties has isolated me; it’s not often that I am blessed with the opportunity to immerse myself in the lives of new people. I am talking about really diving deep into the inner workings of a foreign group. Before my brief time studying in Italy, I hadn’t found myself privy to forced socialization and the benefits it often yields. My time abroad was filled to the brim with feelings of both excitement and horror. I was constantly consuming a cocktail…

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FEATURE: Bi Matters: Female Bisexuality Misconceptions in the Queer Community

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 1:33pm 3 Comments

When I initially met my best friend, she identified as specifically queer and avoided the dreaded “bisexual” term like a cat avoids water. It wasn’t until recently that she confidently accepts bisexuality as a part of her identity. Why, you ask? Because bi-haters. The worst part is, I didn’t realize, for the longest time, my own prejudice against bisexuality was no better than the bi-haters I’d actively accused.

In mainstream consciousness, the queer community is seen as a…

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FEATURE: To Be Young, Gay and African

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 10:27am 1 Comment

When I first came out to my family, most of them stopped talking to me. My father, who I was very close to, stopped speaking to me for two years before picking up the phone late one night to let me know that my being gay was not only an amoral form of psychic and sexual corruption but also an act of perverse, Western mimicry. I was not only going against my Islamic upbringing but my African heritage as well.

I was born in Somalia, and I spent my formative years living in…

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