BY Nina K. Guzman
in Boob Tube
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
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
BY Shannon Iggy
on Dec 02, 2013
Today, there’s another reason to applaud the Olympic diver, Tom Daley! In a moving Youtube video released this morning, Tom Daley revealed he is in a romantic relationship with another male. “This has been a hard decision to make,” he wrote in the video summary, “but I wanted you to hear this from me.” Daley shared that the majority of his family and friends have been overwhelmingly supportive when he told them about the ... Read More
BY Rachael Roth
on Nov 26, 2013
When a friend of photographer Debbie Boud posted pictures of actresses from "The L Word" noting how attractive they were, Boud was dissatisfied: not all of the women were actually gay and they represented only a stereotypically pretty look. In response, her friend challenged Boud to find "gay and hot" lesbian models, an oft-omitted group as far as popular media goes. Thus began her 2010 "It's All Butch," calendar project.
"I wanted to break the ... Read More
BY Rachael Roth
on Nov 19, 2013
In 1997, Michelle Tea and Sini Anderson founded "Sister Spit," an all-girls weekly, free open mic night. They decided to take their act on the road, evolving into a traveling event that showcases both new and established writers and creates a platform for underground voices of feminists and the queer community.
After editing an anthology of young, queer writers in 2007, Tea revived Sister Spit as Sister Spit: The New Generation and has held a major tour ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 15, 2013
Unlike the rest of his peers, high school senior Jeydon Loredo will not be appearing in the La Feria School District yearbook. Why? Because Jeydon, who identifies as male, is wearing a tuxedo in his picture.
The tuxedo is standard wear for every other boy being photographed, but according to the school district, Jeydon's photo in particular does not meet "community standards." Wait...what? Can someone send a memo to these people that it's 2013?
Stella ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 11, 2013
Sending your grandma a birthday card is about to get way more rad! On October 10th, it was confirmed that the United States Postal Service will be issuing a commemorative stamp in honor of politician Harvey Milk, a.k.a. the first openly gay man to hold a public office in California. (Side note: I highly recommend the biopic starring Sean Penn...guaranteed to make you cry like a little baby or your money back!!)
Stuart Milk, Harvey's nephew and founder of the ... Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 22, 2013
Three cheers for freedom! Bradley Manning, the Army private who leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the organization Wikileaks, announced yesterday to Today.com that he no longer wants to be referred to as “Bradley,” and instead will live out the rest of his life as a woman named Chelsea.
Manning was recently sentenced to 35 years in military prison for leaking nearly a million documents, including material related to the Iraq and ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Aug 09, 2013
If you’re in the midst of doing any resume-building, here’s a tip: don’t look up Raven-Symoné. Her career is, simply put, mind-boggling. It’s just not fair. First of all, she got her headstart as an infant, picking up some modeling between napping, pooping her diaper, and eating mush. By the wee age of four, she was on The Cosby Show. At age eight? She’d already dropped an album.
When, at 16, she auditioned for a ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks
on Jun 27, 2013
Yet another great message cheering on yesterday's marriage equality win! The moment the ruling came back on the unconstitutionality of DOMA the Internet exploded. You’ve probably seen all the awesome signs, or that sassy response from Nancy Pelosi directed toward Michelle Bachmann. But have you seen the most fabulous one yet?
RuPaul, queen of queens, released a special video with the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race, thanking SCOTUS for their ... Read More