Perfume Genius | Way Out West – August 11, 2017

It was with great enthusiasm that my fellow audience members and I welcomed Perfume Genius – dressed in a white tank top, tailored beige plaid pants with elaborate details on the knees connoting musketeer boots, shiny black semi high-heeled shoes and a thick fake gold chain around his neck – on stage in Slottsskogen on…

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Series of the Summer: Queer as Folk (US version)

Just like last year at this time, Film of the Fortnight will take a vacation and make room for Series of the Summer – a carefully chosen tv-series to keep you audio-visually running through the summer months. As before, Film of the Fortnight will be back in September. Until then, have fun and take care….

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ACTION ALERT: LGBTQ Murder in Chechnya

What’s going on? There is a large-scale campaign against the Chechen LGBTQ community happening, resulting in the torture and murder of gay Chechens. On April 1, the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta broke the story that Chechen authorities have been arresting and killing gay men. Sources say over 100 men have been detained so far and…

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Don’t Let Go

Journey back to my erstwhile home, journey back over a decade. Emily jogs toward me grinning, my hand is outstretched. Her hand slaps mine, she moves on. As we run around, the darkness lowers upon us, the stadium lights flicker on. We regard each other, smirking in our minimal underarmour despite the cold, bumping and…

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Afghan Tales, Crossroads and Playground at Världskulturmuseet

This summer, all those interested in topical subjects such as climate change, identity politics and the situation in Afghanistan should pay a visit to Världskulturmuseet, The Museum of World Culture, in Gothenburg. The same goes for all those who never really thought or cared about such matters. The latter category may very well make up…

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Rock of Ages: Jobriath

There’s a reason why I never get anything done – well – one, the internet. But I also go off on brain tangents, and get lost following little rabbit trails, discovering new things. After reading Just Kids and writing my recent article on Patti Smith, I wanted to know more about the infamous Chelsea Hotel…

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UPDATE: Love Letters to Alabama

Alabama HB 56 is not the most pressing issue facing LGBTQ people in Alabama (or America, or the world) – because it’s one of thousands. On the 50th anniversary of the historic Civil Rights March to Selma, the Alabama state government had a chance to make a difference. They had a chance to set a…

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Interview: Billy Lloyd

UK artist Billy Lloyd is a rising voice that is not to be missed. Billy’s first EP, Who ( / ), combines darker electronic music with a beautiful and conscientious voice. We’re really excited to hear what the second EP, Who ( // ), out April 15, has in store. All of Billy’s songs are accompanied by…

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Just Married: An Interview with Shaun Thomas and Kyle Pugh

Birmingham, Alabama couple Shaun Thomas and Kyle Pugh were as shocked as anyone when U.S. District Judge Callie V. S. “Ginny” Granade issued her decision to overturn Alabama’s discriminatory and unconstitutional same-sex marriage ban. And Shaun and Kyle certainly didn’t expect to get married on February 18, 2015. Shaun is an expert stylist and the owner…

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Billy Lloyd | The Abbey Pub, Chicago, IL, USA – Jan. 06, 2015

Chicago, Illinois was covered in snow and ice when London performer Billy Lloyd took stage at the famed Abbey Pub. It was Billy’s first performance in Chicago as part of his headlining U.S. mini-tour.  Dressed in all white with a silver brow, his onstage persona at first appears cold, almost as frozen and robotic as…

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