Tom Rasmussen

Culture

diary of a drag queen: crystal rasmussen on writing a book "by a queer for queers about queers"

The brilliant debut book by Crystal Rasmussen is out today, and we're sharing an exclusive excerpt and intro by the fabulous author herself. This memoir is juicy and unapologetic. It might make you cry, and it will most definitely make you laugh.
Tom Rasmussen
2.7.19
Beauty

dirty baby doll is the fat queen proving drag is better bigger

And keeping drag radical.
Tom Rasmussen
7.12.18
peace week

9 queer activists on powering up the community

Brilliant LGBTQIA+ activists on the ways they create spaces and take action to liberate the community. We’ve come far, but, as Celine Dion once sang, there’s miles to go before we sleep.
Tom Rasmussen
1.26.18
screen

the story of visionary lgbt rights activist marsha p. johnson just arrived on netflix

In 1969, Marsha P., a black trans woman, famously fought back against riot police who raided the Stonewall Inn, sparking the modern fight for LGBT rights.
Tom Rasmussen
10.6.17
Culture

celebrating george michael and the history of cruising

On the 19th anniversary of George Michael’s arrest for engaging in a “lewd” act with another man in a Beverly Hills public toilet, Queer Tours of London threw a massive party in the name of protest. Let’s go outside...
Tom Rasmussen
4.13.17
Culture

decoding the secret gay language of polari

Polari: what is it, and can you learn it? As it becomes almost obsolete, we look at its significance in modern Britain.
Tom Rasmussen
4.4.17
Donald Trump

when gaga took the super bowl

At last night's Super Bowl, Lady Gaga crowned her comeback with an incredible performance. Surprisingly, given last two weeks America has endured, and what we know of Gaga, what the show lacked was an explicit political message.
Tom Rasmussen
2.6.17
Culture

pleasure, sex and desire: an oral history of the hoist

As London lost yet another vital LGBT space over the weekend, we salute The Hoist as they close their dungeon doors for the final time, and go out with a bang.
Tom Rasmussen
12.12.16
Culture

why world aids day matters

On this, the 28th World AIDS Day, i-D asked activists, artists and academics what they think the world needs to know.
Tom Rasmussen
12.1.16
Donald Trump

post-trump: where do we go from here?

Donate, listen, learn, keep fighting, start a new fight, be an ally, make your voice heard, take to the streets, organise, and hold yourself and each other closely and tightly.
Tom Rasmussen
11.10.16
Music

a track-by-track listen of lady gaga’s joanne

Let’s be real: Joanne is easily a good four out of five stars, and here’s an attempt at finding out why.
Tom Rasmussen
10.21.16
Art

what social and political responsibility should art have?

As Frieze finishes for another year, we look at the political possibility and political pitfalls of the naked consumerism of the art world.
Tom Rasmussen
10.12.16
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