Meet Orville Peck, country music’s anonymous masked musician. “You’d have all of these tough cowboy performers singing about all of this stuff and they’d be wearing rhinestoned pink suits and stuff. I found the contrast of that kind of cool. I found it kind of innately edgy.” @orvillepeck by @mollephoto for @voguemagazine
Two of our favorite young queer artists, @riconasty and @clairo , will be performing at @pitchforkfest this weekend! Love to see it. Hit the link in bio for tickets.
Friday 19 July 06:08 PM
Nonbinary drag performer-turned-rapper @ajathekween spoke with us about starting the legal name-change process and the trials that have come with it. “A lot of times publications, because I’m not wearing a wig and lipstick, will write my government name, my dead name, on the publication, and they never consulted my publicist or me. That’s not cool. A lot of nonbinary people do not really subscribe to society’s gender norms of their sex assigned at birth or to the names given to them.” Hit the link in bio for the full story.
Wednesday 17 July 05:21 PM
Tayla Parx is a singer-songwriter whose work you’re likely already familiar with — she’s written heavily on Janelle Monáe’s ‘Dirty Computer’ album, Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ album, and countless others. Everything @taylaparx touches turns to gold, sometimes even platinum. We spoke to Tayla, who is now taking the plunge into her own music, about what she has learned writing some of the biggest hits in pop, finding her own sound, and her biggest love — songwriting. “I have all these other sides of me that might not be me as an artist, but I need to get them out. I like to choose artists who allow me to get a creative itch out that I can’t quite get in my own artistry, or where my artistry is in that moment. Sometimes I think, ‘Hey, I need an artist to be the vehicle for this emotion.’” Hit the link in bio for the full story.
Tuesday 16 July 01:47 PM
The world witnessed the steady rise of @mrapinoe post-2019 FIFA World Cup and her refusal to apologize for her queerness or her firm stances on politics. For @newyorkermag , Masha Gessen interviewed Martina Navratilova, a Czech tennis player who came out publicly in 1981, about how times have changed for gay women in sports. “It took a long time. This was thirty years ago that this was going on. It seems like it happened so quickly, gay marriage and all that, but if you are living in the middle of it, it happened very slowly. I am just thrilled that it’s not only O.K.—it’s becoming less and less of a thing. When people come out, it doesn’t make headlines anymore. It’s a non-issue, which I’ve always said—that I hope one day it will be a non-issue. That’s exactly what I’ve been marching for for decades. I’m thrilled. I’m just so thrilled,” said Navratilova on how eagerly the world embraced Rapinoe’s message.
Tuesday 16 July 04:32 PM
The #emmys nominees are in — and they’re #queer af. Pose, Russian Doll, Schitt’s Creek, and Killing Eve have been nominated in multiple categories, including Outstanding Drama Series (Pose and Killing Eve) and Ourstanding Comedy Series (Russian Doll and Schitt’s Creek). ⭐️
Friday 19 July 10:55 PM
Weekend plans: binge watching the new season of #queereye that’s out today