BY BUST Magazine
on Sep 12, 2014
What would you do if I told you that everyone is gay? Assumedly, you would vehemently object, citing the socially- and culturally-defined “normal” orientation that is heterosexuality. But let's say everyone were gay. Then, what if — with the stigma of LGBTQ-ness out of the way — our identities were just accepted in a way that LGBTQ identities, currently, are not?
That's the concept behind which Everyone Is Gay was founded. Kristin ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Sep 04, 2014
Punk fans get psyched! Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! will be the star of an AOL documentary series premiering Friday October 10th!
“True Trans with Laura Jane Grace” will be a ten-episode mini-series that follows the journey of the transgender musician. The series will explore moments from Laura's transitioning experience, including her decision to publicly come out as trans at the height of her fame. While the series promises to bring fans up close ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal
on Aug 05, 2014
We all know that existing precautionary laws will not be sufficient in preventing workplace harassment and/or discrimination for various oppressed groups. At least, we should all know that. I thought we all knew that. Apparently not, though, because straight folks are crashing job fairs designed specifically for LGBTQ people. That’s right, some straight people are thwarting efforts to end workplace discrimination and it is 100% deliberate. The job fair ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 12, 2014
Recently, I saw the film 22 Jump Street and was very annoyed by all the, for lack of a better word, homoerotic (“why not heteroerotic?”) tension between some of the male characters. I was totally hoping for Channing Tatum’s character to get together with Zuke, the blond frat guy. The characters had total chemistry and whoever wrote that script clearly intended for there to be something more-than-friendship going on. Of course, to reinforce the ... Read More
BY Abigail Nutter
on May 14, 2014
I know you might be trying to forget some of your horrible 90s-fashion-inspired moments, like how you wore a massive rasta hat or almost got a tattoo of a daisy inside a yin yang on your shoulder. But there *are* some things about the 90s that are worth remembering, and we're not just talking about Clueless. Take, for example, 90s rock band 4 Non Blondes-- the group behind the megahit single "What's Up." The band had a one-time reunion this past weekend, at ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 28, 2014
Spoken word is an incredible art, combining poetic verse and performance in a gutsy display of intelligence and emotion. It takes a true artist to stand behind a microphone and move an entire room with imaginative word choice and a punch-you-in-the-gut-powerful delivery.
From the article "Spoken Word Poetry: Hold Onto that History" from the Black Youth Project website:
"Visceral, in your face, in your ears, in your snapping fingers, and tapping feet, ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Apr 25, 2014
When someone says, "I have a special gift for making people feel comfortable in front of my camera," you're inclined to disbelieve them. We've all taken awkward school photos and family portraits. But when Sarah Deragon says it, it's 100% true.
Sarah Deragon is the mastermind behind The Identity Project, her black-and-white photo series documenting the LGBTQ community. "Since we are constantly bombarded with online images these days, I'm so happy that the ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 22, 2014
I don't know about you, but I had to learn the ins-and-outs of sex from my somehow more knowledgeable buddies at a 6th grade cafeteria table. We had all seen the video about puberty, and we were not as totally freaked out when hair grew in weird places, or when we started to smell like B.O, but we were left to our own devices to navigate our complicated and confusing sexual feelings.
The best resources I had at the age of 12 were books my mom bought me about my ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman
on Feb 18, 2014
If you're anything like me (and since you are reading BUST I'm guessing you are), you've been spending these cold months binge watching episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race, waiting and longing for its return on February 24. I've re-watched these episodes so many times, my dreams (maybe nightmares?) have been overrun with lace-front wigs and and pieces of foam shaped like Africa. What if you could watch the new season, right now, for free?
The awesome people ... Read More
BY Abigail Nutter
on Feb 17, 2014
The internets and social media networks have been all abuzz about Ellen Page coming out in her speech at the Human Rights Campaign Time to Thrive Conference last week. If you live under a rock and/or haven’t watched it already, you really, really should.
Her brave speech (seriously, tears just listening to her voice shake), the support from her fellow actors, and the media’s response to an actress choosing to “live openly and ... Read More