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.
dirty baby doll is the fat queen proving drag is better bigger
And keeping drag radical.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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