Identity

Photography

40 years of making people visible through portraiture

In a new book, photographer Dawoud Bey discusses a career spent creating conversation and community through powerful work.
Ryan White
9.26.19
Culture

shrek 666 is the drag star making ogres sexy

The Scottish performer tells us why we should all go be going green.
Frankie Dunn
8.20.19
Opinion

straightness is dead. gen z killed it

As Love Island’s Curtis refuses to submit to the labels pushed upon him, isn't it about time we admitted sexuality is a spectrum, and straight up heteronormativity is an outdated concept?
Douglas Greenwood
8.14.19
Art

a new exhibition celebrates artists rejecting the gender binary

'Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today' at the McNay Art Museum is a critical push for a more equitable and inclusive representation of gender and sexuality in the art world.
Mariana Fernandez
6.20.19
Photography

joshua aronson’s new photo series explores the in-betweeness of identity

In ‘I Thought About Posting This,’ the NYC-based photographer questions how we think about gender and explores our relationship with social media.
Nicole DeMarco
3.19.19
Photography

photographer brandon stanciell is dismantling stereotypes of black masculinity

His new series, '37 Niggas,' is a self-exploration into his own blackness.
Amira Rasool
12.21.18
Photography

these self-portraits explore what it means to be a queer black man in america

In ‘Flash of the Spirit’, Lyle Ashton Harris reimagines the erotic, explores ritual, and confronts Transatlantic notions of beauty through the animation of West African masks.
Nicole DeMarco
11.29.18
Photography

5 photographers reimagining masculinity

From ​Turkish men in ruffled Gucci blouses to Mexico's Cholombiano subculture, fashion photography lets us push the boundaries of what it means to be a man today.
Sarah Moroz
11.19.18
Music

singer-songwriter raveena is normalizing queer, brown love

The video for her new track “Temptation” embraces the nuances of desire outside of the Western, heteronormative gaze.
Braudie Blais-Billie
10.24.18
Think Pieces

the importance of depicting “tucking” on screen for trans women

As the 2018 summer heat flares to record highs across the globe, the pressure to "tuck" explodes. For the first time, this simple act played out sensitively on screen in 'Pose'.
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
8.9.18
don't touch my hair

solange tells magazine “don’t touch my hair” after they edit out her braids

An accompanying profile that quotes Solange on the meaning of braided hair for black women has now been publicly disowned by the interviewer.
Charlotte Gush
10.20.17
Art

this artist shaved her head to get back to her roots

Diana Chire’s body is her canvas, but not knowing her hair in its natural state left her feeling like cheat. So she turned it into art.
Clementine de Pressigny
6.21.17
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