This past year has been big for the LGBTQ community. The marriage equality act was passed nationwide a day before the pride parade here in NYC, and what a day it was. Caitlyn Jenner was on the cover of Vanity Fair for the first time in June 2015. Laverne Cox has been a huge activist for trans rights— with a powerful portrayal of Sophia in Orange Is The New Black, a trans woman stripped of her dignity and rights in prison.
Mainstream media is catching on, and we all know a la
Photo by @emsuptosomething It’s 2018, but bisexuality is still so surrounded by myths we might as well be talking about unicorns. These myths are perpetuated both within the LGBTIQ community and by straight folks alike. Many of them are contradictory. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that bisexuality often tends to be misunderstood (even by the best intentioned people). Take it from a real-life bisexual, it’s about time to leave all this nonsense behind. Here are 5 of the
The month of June is coming to a close, the heat is rising, and the NYC Pride Parade is here! We need to bring a little pride month history to our HOWL readers. For those of you who didn't know, or have been living under a rock this last month and missed all the rainbows everywhere, June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ+ community! The date was July 4th, 1965 when the LGBTQ+ community organized the first of many Annual Reminders; a modest group of about 40 people met to peaceful
Street Tax today a man on the street pointed to me & said "what the hell is that!?" i wanted to turn around, tell him that i got this dress on sale & i got this body for free but you have been making me pay for both ever since. -Alok Vaid-Menon It Gets Bitter, by DarkMatters Source: DarkMatter facebook page #PoetsCorner #LGBTQ #DeconstructingGender
I recently made a trip to Planned Parenthood to get an IUD (also known as IUC- Intrauterine Device/Contraceptive), which despite some bad rep it's gotten throughout the years, remains the most effective form of birth control on the market (See chart).
I'm a person who has suffered from bouts of depression and anxiety, on top of a genetic history of blood clotting, making hormonal birth control not an option for me. I tried the birth control pill for a few months, and the eff
Sammy Kimura is a 25-year-old painter from Louisville, KY. She primarily uses acrylics because of the fast drying time they offer, allowing her to rework the pieces quickly. “A big theme in my work is lust and longing (hello single life), though some pieces are more playfully sensual. I take a lot of inspiration from observing the romantic relationships of friends around me and from my own past experiences with love and love lost. I feel that there’s a sense of restlessness t
Born: February 18th 1934 - November 17th 1992 Originally from: Harlem, NY
As a woman of color, lesbian, feminist, civil rights advocate, and child born to Caribbean immigrant parents, Audre Lorde certainly felt stigma and derogation throughout her upbringing and adult life. She exposes these topics and her own experience through poetry and essays. Her controlled and rational expression of anger is an element which distinguishes her poetry, and contrasts beautifully with her
Starring: Timothé Chalamet, Armie Hammer Director: Luca Guadagnino. Screenplay: James Ivory, Guadagnino, Walter Fasano. Cinematography: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom. Editor: Walter Fasano Score: Sufjan Stevens. Wonderfully played by Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, Elio and Oliver (or Oliver and Elio) take us back to the dreamy daze of falling in love for the first time as they spend summer of ‘83 in northern Italy’s beautiful countryside. This smooth relationship drama makes a sta
The Great Griffon is a film, new media, and theatre company committed to breaking down gender and LGBTQI stereotypes through compelling storytelling. Its nine-episode romantic drama "Spring Street" is available to stream on YouTube and on www.springstreetseries.com. Its next live event, Seeking the Queer Voice: An Evening of New Works by Queer Artists, will take place this Monday September 25th at 8pm at the historic 13th Street Repertory Theatre, 50 West 13th Street betwee
On Thursday September 7, DRØME showcased the looks of 12 designers who dress the who’s who of the young art community in NYC at Ace Hotel New York. Doubling as the Volume II release, Revolutionere was a celebration of the young artists who generate work as a power grab back from an oppressive administration. Designers were asked to consider revolution and their own version of Americana when planning their looks. They were also provided with a pair of white low top Air Force 1
Are you ready to try anal play? (Or maybe you just want to be super prepared when the topic of anal comes up?) Either way, here’s a list of things you can’t forget if you’re thinking of getting/giving some booty love. Before we start: Anyone - independent of sex, gender or sexual orientation- can practice and enjoy anal play, because everybody has an anus*. So, to make it as inclusive as possible we’ll use the gender neutral terms TOP and BOTTOM. TOP: the one who is doing the
Harakirina is a visual artist coming from Vigo, Spain. She uses photography to construct a unique and colorful world of her own. Her own model, art director, and photographer, her work is a DIY expression of individuality. Most of Harakirina’s photographs are taken in her own bedroom which thus breaks the wall of a priori intimate space and changes it into a stained-glass display window into the universe of neon lights, sharp knives, crumbly eye-shadows, and Y2K metallic love
Still from Episode 1: Kimmy We previously told you about Project Girl and their amazing project dedicated to sharing stories about girls, written and directed by girls– the web-series embodiment of #girlgaze.
Project Girl premiered their first two episodes Kimmy and Bella on June 1st at ACA Galleries in Chelsea– a warm gathering of people that came together to support this inspiring project and see other female artists perform. The event sold out and was a great success, rais
We're setting up our first pop-up shop TOMORROW, and what better place than at the Girl Power Hester Street Fair?! The fair will feature all female-owned businesses, “panel of discussions with the best and the boldest women in New York, experimental art projects, performances and so much more.” Come enjoy your sunny Saturday with us, and pick up a couple of our Magical Pussy & Penis soaps, with 10% of the proceeds going to reproductive rights organizations! RSVP on their Face
*Spoiler alert* This article discusses one scene in Get Out. If you have not yet seen Get Out, stop reading this and go see it. And then go see it again! Still from "Get Out", 2017 In one scene of Jordan Peele’s brilliant movie, Get Out, Mr. Tanaka, a Japanese guest at the garden party, asks our hero, Chris: “Is the African-American experience an advantage or disadvantage?” Thousands of books/movies/documentaries have been and can still be written on this question. So, Chris
Headless is a new short-film series that follows three queer-identifying people throughout New York City. Sebastian Sdaigui (director) and Alanna Harrington (producer) take us through a visually and emotionally compelling journey, the subjects of the first episode– Robot, Cesar, and Infinit– expose their vulnerabilities as well as their strengths with a fierceness that will leave you wanting to know more about these fiery, charismatic artists. “I was inspired to create this f
"I Love How All You Indians Are So smart!" – Ways to Address Stereotypes Directed at You by Pooja Kothari, Esq. Illustration by Tirzah Khan You know those phrases that sound like compliments but are not all that flattering when you think about them? Several years ago I was on a road trip and someone, who I know had the best of intentions, said to me: "I love how all you Indians are so smart!" Saying “thank you” to this stereotype would have been problematic to me on many leve
I am worthy of love right now, right here, no exceptions. My voice deserves to be heard, my body deserves to be seen, my soul deserves to be nourished. I do not have to earn decadence, joy, and pleasure. Thriving is my birth-right. Bawdy Love is a revolution, a loud declaration that every body is worthy and no body is shameful. When the world tells you to be smaller, I want you to be more grandiose. When the world tells you to change, I want you to invest even more in yoursel