All posts tagged in lgbt

  • February 29, 2020By Megan Dang

    Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which premiered at Cannes in 2019, is much more than your average period piece. From beginning to end, the film is a whirlwind of raw, gut-wrenching emotion, technically executed to a T. Unfortunately, it was denied a slot for France’s submission Foreign Picture category at the 2020 … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/portrait-of-a-lady-on-fire-is-a-breath-of-fresh-air-for-lgbt-cinema-film-review/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 13, 2020By Daryl Perry

    Beauty influencer Nikkie de Jager, more commonly known as NikkieTutorials on YouTube, sits in front of a dreamy white backdrop. She wears a golden yellow sweatshirt and a neutral makeup look. This video is not another tutorial, but a heart-warming coming out video.  “Today I am here to share something with you that I’ve always … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/beauty-guru-nikkietutorials-comes-out-as-transgender-in-heartwarming-video/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 26, 2019By Mia Vittimberga

    Tessa Thompson will be playing the first-ever canonically LGBTQ+ superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed to iO9 that Thompson’s character, Valkyrie, will be the MCU’s first non-straight superhero! “The answer is yes,” Kevin Feige said when asked about Valkyrie having an LGBTQ storyline. Feige’s comment comes after Thompson herself … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/marvel-is-giving-us-the-first-lgbtq-superhero-in-thor-love-and-thunder/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 2, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Editor’s Note: The following interview has been edited for clarity and length. Katey Brooks is no stranger to hardship. Growing up inside a cult and grieving the loss of two loved ones early on, Brooks finds refuge in song. Over the years, the artist has also struggled to come to terms with her sexuality, only … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/katey-brooks-gets-candid-about-overcoming-hardships-and-finding-music/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 26, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    An indelible face in the fashion industry, Noa Taieb is a model and a YouTuber who creates videos on travel, fashion, and lifestyle. The 21-year-old originated from Tunisia and Algeria but was born in Paris. The YouTube personality moved to the United States in 2015 to study at the University of California, Berkeley, pursuing a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/interview-meet-youtuber-fashion-model-noa-taieb/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 25, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Greg Driscoll and Brendan Eprile are the masterminds behind the newest rock/pop band, Fab The Duo. While writing their debut single, “American Icon”, the artists pulled upon personal experiences. A combination of rock, pop, and blues, the single is musically modern with a retro undertone, while also preaching inclusion and acceptance. I sat down with … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/fab-the-duo-details-american-icon-inspiration-and-the-need-for-lgbt-role-models/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 6, 2019By Mary Dodys

    Who would have thought that two hours of Rami Malek lip-syncing and a choreographed glitz-rock musical would revive 70’s rock? The film industry has singlehandedly resurrected an iconic era in music history with its latest film releases. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is back on the radio and heart-shaped sunglasses are an up-and-coming trend. Since the 2018 release … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/stop-comparing-rocketman-to-bohemian-rhapsody/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 2, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Founded by Jessie Meehan and Merilou Salazar, WASI is the pop band that the world needs. Not only do their songs preach love and liberation, but every member is passionate about social justice outside of their music. Jessie Meehan works with the ACLU on creating a gender-inclusive … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/wasi-talks-premiere-of-single-what-is-riot-pop-and-social-justice-efforts/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 3, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Maddie Ross just gets it. From creating down-to-Earth music to being a queer role model for teens across the country, this indie singer does it all. In fact, Ross’ debut, full-length Never Have I Ever, which comes out May 10th, was created entirely by women! The album is inspired by ’90s and early ’00s film … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/maddie-ross-talks-upcoming-album-and-being-a-queer-role-model/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 21, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    At only 21 years old, Gia Woods is breaking stereotypes and building bridges. Her traditional Persian upbringing is an unlikely combination with her passion for music, but growing up Woods was adamant about teaching herself an assortment of instruments and faithfully fangirling over artists like Madonna and Radiohead. After choosing the moniker Gia Woods and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/interview-gia-woods-on-single-new-girlfriend-and-being-comfortable-in-her-own-skin/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 15, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    For emerging pop act Myylo, 2018 was equipped with a songwriting trip to Colorado, the Starbucks’ National Holiday Campaign, and a collection of new releases and he’s wasting no time in this new year. The singer-songwriter is starting 2019 off right with the release of his most recent single, “Cyborg” on February 15th. Myylo’s passion … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/singer-songwriter-myylo-talks-new-single-cyborg-and-first-romances/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 9, 2018By Chloe McKendrick

    Celebrity Courtney Act is not only a popular drag queen, entertainer, singer and reality television personality but also a huge activist for the LGBTQ+ community. Born in Australia in 1983, Shane Jenek initially called his blonde alter ego Ginger Le’Bon. Courtney Act soon blossomed into his stage name, a pun on the saying “caught in … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-world-needs-to-know-drag-queen-and-activist-courtney-act/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read