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Posted inBIPOC LGBTQ+ Artist Spotlight

Artist Kitoko Mai explores dissociative identity disorder through art

Meet Kitoko Mai. Mai is a Black, non-binary, disabled, emerging multidisciplinary performance artist, originally from Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mai’s pronouns are she/her and they/them. Also, meet Cheyenne, Niles, and Annie. They are three separate and distinct personalities, but they all exist within Kitoko Mai. As a multidisciplinary artist, Mai engages audiences in art […]

Posted inTop Stories

Drag performers of color reflect on ‘queer joy’ – and the current backlash to their art

With roots stretching back thousands of years, drag performers have recently become a cultural Rorschach test. Just as the art form has catapulted into mainstream spaces – thanks, RuPaul – it has elicited fear in cultural conservatives, who, as the Bay Area Reporter has been reporting, are seeking to limit its public visibility through state […]

Posted inBIPOC LGBTQ+ Artist Spotlight

Fabrizzio Subia navigates loss and grief through art

When it comes to loss, Fabrizzio Subia may know more about that than most people. Having dealt with everything from familial loss to the erasure of his history, the Ecuadorian-American multidisciplinary artist (who has also done things like host the open-mic event Tortas y Talento) has unveiled the video installation “Año Nuevo (2023)”—a grief performance […]

Posted inArts and Entertainment

News is Good: Seattle Kraken & Dallas Stars show their Pride, a sweet proposal and more

Welcome to our weekly column, News is Good, where we feature positive news about the LGBTQ+ community. Too much of what we see in mainstream media coverage focuses on the challenges we face and not the celebrations. Here are a few things we’re excited about this week. The Seattle Kraken and Dallas Stars donned their rainbow colors […]

Posted inBIPOC LGBTQ+ Artist Spotlight

Chicago video game developer seeks to increase Black queer representation

Dani LaLonders (she/they) vividly remembers when “Lizzie McGuire: On the Go” first came out on the Gameboy Advance in 2004, joking that she was “probably one of five people” who played the game. The Chicago-based creator holds fond memories of various video games that inspired her throughout her childhood.  “I played a lot of girly […]

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