charisma, uniqueness, nerve, talent; amanda lepore is legendary (and on tinder)
Amanda Lepore is an icon. An icon for fashion, photography, nightclubs, and glamour. She is the impossibly perfect plastic princess and peerless poster girl for trans identity.
alternative queer anthems
Alongside the wonderful Diana Ross, Abba, Gloria Gaynor, Judy Garland, and Lady Gaga, we decided to update our dusty Queer jukebox with some modern alt classics.
iconic dj honey dijon on queer liberation and the death of subculture
A true voice of experience and hard-fought conquest, dripping with authenticity.
i-D’s A-Z of lgbtq idols
While the term "gay icon" (think: Cher, Judy Garland, and Elton) may no longer have resonance to a generation of LGBTQ youth, these current and historical artists, activists, and advocates certainly do. From small acts of solidarity to full blown...
how to be a queer icon
From The Babadook to Madonna and RuPaul, the world of queer icons has no prescribed recipe. So what does it take?
a celebration of queer cinema
From "Moonlight" winning Best Picture at the Oscars to Netflix releasing important documentaries like "The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson," queerness in film has never been better represented than right now. We spoke with three curators of LGBTQ...
kim, cher, and the enduring appeal of freakishly long hair
Tracing the complexity and controversy of extra-long locks in the year of the buzz cut.
13 new york creatives tell their unique hair stories
Yes they look cool, but more importantly these restless youth have striking visions for their hair and their lives.
the fierce return of the sculptural, political flattop
A brief history of one of hip-hop's most influential hairstyles.
meredith graves on getting sober, shaving her head, and moving on
How the Perfect Pussy front woman came to stop drinking and dyeing her nights away.
photographing the surprising intricacy of punk hairstyles
Derek Ridgers started taking portraits at London punk clubs after realizing the kids looked more interesting than the bands. As he shares the most iconic snaps from his archive, he tells i-D about counterculture hairstyles and why young people are just...
5 empowering hair anthems for defying the haters
These songs explore how our roots contain our identities, confidence, and heritages. As Gaga poetically says, "I am my hair."