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THE9. Queer News. Olympic Gay Gamers, Cannes Queer Palm, Protests at GLAAD and some

Queer News Curated Weekly. Your guide to the queer media circus. As usual… 5.5 minutes to read. A weekly digest of the most important queer news in your backyard!  Exclusively for subscribers every Monday, “The 9” is curated weekly by Taylor Abbot + the GenZ editorial team. Starting this edition we decided to revamp our premium newsletter and make it […]

Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar, Trans

By Miruna Tiberiu & Răzvan Ion Superstar and transgender icon Candy Darling was glamour personified, but she was without a real place in the world.  She found her turn in New York’s early Off-Off-Broadway theatre scene, in Warhol’s films Flesh (1968) and Women in Revolt (1971), and at the famed nightclub Max’s Kansas City. She inspired songs by Lou Reed […]

“The 9”. Queer News. Eurovision Political Circus, Met Gala, some festivals and more

Queer News Curated Weekly. Your guide to the queer media circus. As usual… 5.5 minutes to read. A weekly digest of the most important queer news in your backyard!  Exclusively for paid subscribers every Monday, “The 9” is curated weekly by Taylor Abbot + the GenZ editorial team. If you want to hear the most important news commented on in-depth, […]

Cape Verde Island Became an LGBT+ Oasis in Africa

This feature was penned in 2022 for the Euronews website. Certain data has been refreshed and verified in 2024. Regrettably, the majority of the facts remain unchanged. At least, not for the better. He never takes a taxi if he doesn’t know the driver. It is unthinkable for him to get on a bus. He lives outside Dakar, the capital […]

Balenciaga: Husbands, Bondage Teddy Bears and the Arrogance of Luxury

By Dominik Böhler Demna Gvasalia (originally from post-soviet Georgia), the Balenciaga creative director has proven himself one of the most adept and blunt bottlers of our zeitgeist for the past decade, and his artistic interpretations are among the most polarizing and debated in fashion. He and his husband are sitting in a sunlit corner of the Los Angeles mega-mansion he’s […]

Fiery Debate, Flawless Teamwork: A Look Inside the Podcast “GenClash: Queer Perspectives”

By Dominik Böhler Usually, a new podcast is not big news. This one might be. After some research, “GenClash: Queer Perspectives on Current Affairs” surprisingly seems to be the only queer European podcast made by two people in different generations commenting on current affairs from news to fashion, entertainment to politics. Joining a recording session can feel like intruding on […]

“The 9” News: Pet Shop Boys, Priscilla’s Bus, and Censorship in Russia

Queer News Curated Weekly. Your guide to the queer media circus. As usual… 5.5 minutes to read. A weekly digest of the most important queer news in your backyard!  Exclusively for paid subscribers every Monday, “The 9” is curated weekly by Taylor Abbot + the GenZ editorial team. If you want to hear the most important news commented on in-depth, […]

Queer Quarter, a Zines and Books Celebration at Fanzineist Vienna

By Dominik Böhler Queer Quarter was established as a space for queer individuals to be represented, to feel safe and relaxed within any major event. The idea is essentially to participate in as many events as possible across Europe, including art fairs, book fairs, or festivals. On select occasions, they set up the Queer Podcast Live Stage, where our podcast […]

A Genderless Vision of Lingerie: In Conversation with ‘Full of Desire’ Co-Founder Guillermo Seis

By Miruna Tiberiu  Guillermo Seis is a Mexico-born, Vienna-based UI/UX designer and co-founder of the innovative fashion collective Full of Desire, which seeks to break binaries and champion a vision of lingerie as a transformative experience for anyone to explore. Built from the personal lack that Seis felt in his own journey towards understanding his relationship to gender and sexuality, […]

Lost in the Feed: The Hidden Gems of Instagram

By GAY45 Editorial Staff   This we plan to be a permanent feature.   Every now and then, we stumble upon Instagram accounts that captivate our attention. Amidst the endless scroll of this captivating yet time-consuming platform, we recently chanced upon the work of Clément P.J. Schneider @clementpjschneider. Whether through serendipitous suggestion or a direct message, the sublime portraiture of […]

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