BY Madison N Nunes
on Apr 09, 2015
One hundred thousand. That's the number of signatures it takes for a petition to be viewed by the President's administration, and the quantity of names on the call to action written in honor of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen who committed suicide last year. The petition proposes "Leelah's Law," which—if enacted—would require all states practicing conversion therapy to stop.
Conversion therapy is a practice based off the belief ... Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Nov 06, 2014
Flame Con could be your best day-date in Spring 2015. It will be a one-day convention and expo celebrating all things geeky and queer from comics, video games, film, and television, but the organizers need help funding the con! If you are already sold, head to their Kickstarter and help get them to their $15,000 goal before December 4. If you need to know more, let me present...
Five reasons to support Flame Con:
1. The creators, non-profit Geeks OUT!, have ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Aug 15, 2014
On September 5th a new web series is debuting on Wifey, a website started by the two badass feminist writer/creators Rebecca Odes and Jill Soloway. RODS AND CONES follows the adventures of two pairs of comedians competing at the Over the Shoulder Comedy Boulders Festival. Tara Jepsen and Beth Lisick star as Carole and Mitzi, whose Hot Mom act is the act to beat for their comic rivals, two struggling performance artists (played by Jibze Cameron and Erin ... 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 Emma Tilden
on Jul 01, 2014
On Sunday afternoon, I went to New York’s Pride Parade to join in the celebration. I’d never been before, and when I stepped off of the train at 42nd street I was immediately overwhelmed by the sheer joy contained in that enormous, rainbow-clad crowd of the LGBTQIAA (Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Ally) community.
The music was loud and the crowd let loose a huge roar as they recognized each ... Read More
on Nov 22, 2013
At the NY premiere of Beth B's latest documentary, EXPOSED–which pulls back the curtain on the NYC Burlesque scene–there was a touching moment during the Q+A that followed the screening: A young audience member revealed that she had grown up in a very closed-minded family, and wept as she thanked the performers for their bravery.
This was just one of the many moments that made me realize that this special movie--which discusses sexuality, letting ... Read More
BY Intern Stephanie
on Aug 09, 2012
This past month my parents put my childhood house up for sale. So, I had to tidy up my room and clear the clutter for the streams of suburbanites that would be perusing my bedroom, envisioning the many ways in which to redecorate – no doubt my hot pink shag rug would be the first thing tossed, that and my Dave Matthews Band poster. But, as I was sifting through my desk for easy toss-aways (as if such a thing existed! I still have ... Read More
Black Girl Dangerous, a blog for queer-identified women of color to showcase their artistic abilities, express themselves, educate one another, and weave a web of community, is an amazing step forward. Centered in activism, the blog encourages women of color to explore their wilder side through writing and creativity and to "shout it out!"
The blog is a constant on my reading list and resonates body and sex positivity. The prose that is normally posted ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on May 10, 2012
It's Wednesday, which means two things: 1. Happy hump day, BUSTies and 2. The weekend is on its way, so mini-dance parties at your desk are totally acceptable. This weekend, New York is the place to be for a full-fledged, booty-bouncing dance party that'll kick your mini-dance party's butt. The second Saturday of every month sees an exodus to Brooklyn, the L train packed with beautiful bodies making their way to HEY QUEEN! at Public Assembly. This week, the theme ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Sep 08, 2011
Brooklyn band the Shondes are hitting the road this fall to promote their new album Searchlights, out September 20 ( Exotic Fever Records, pre-order here to receive a signed CD or LP and bonus poster by artist Katy Weselcouch). The genderqueer quartet is building a reputation as rock 'n' roll’s next revolutionaries, drawing on both riot grrrl and traditional Jewish music influences, delivering powerful and impassioned ... Read More