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
lgbt icon

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.
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.
Tom Rasmussen
4.5.17
Think Pieces

2016, the year the lgbtqia+ community suffered and united

This year saw the most fatal mass shooting in U.S. history, and a catastrophic blow for the LBGTQIA+ community. In the face of evil, the community united — but going forward we need less talk and more action.
Tom Rasmussen
12.29.16
Culture

why world aids day matters

On 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
Art

what social and political responsibility should art have?

As Frieze concludes in London, we look at the political possibility and political pitfalls of the naked consumerism of the art world.
Tom Rasmussen
10.12.16
Culture

ai weiwei: “it’s not about the work, it’s about saying something”

As the artist opens his most comprehensive retrospective to date in Florence, he speaks to i-D about the refugee crisis, fighting for freedom and turning art into political action.
Tom Rasmussen
9.26.16
Fashion

​is the fashion revolution actually happening?

Fashion Revolution week calls for a more ethically sound and sustainable fashion system, but is the industry is actually moving in the right direction?
Tom Rasmussen
4.22.16