Posted by: Laurie
on Nov 22, 2013
At the NY premiere of Beth B's latest documentary, EXPOSED–which pulls back the curtain on the NYC Burlesque scene–there was a touching moment during the Q+A that followed the screening: A young audience member revealed that she had grown up in a very closed-minded family, and wept as she thanked the performers for their bravery.
This was just one of the many moments that made me realize that this special movie--which ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Stephanie
on Aug 09, 2012
This past month my parents put my childhood house up for sale. So, I had to tidy up my room and clear the clutter for the streams of suburbanites that would be perusing my bedroom, envisioning the many ways in which to redecorate – no doubt my hot pink shag rug would be the first thing tossed, that and my Dave Matthews Band poster. But, as I was sifting through my desk for easy toss-aways (as if such a thing ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Jessica W.
on Jul 13, 2012
Black Girl Dangerous, a blog for queer-identified women of color to showcase their artistic abilities, express themselves, educate one another, and weave a web of community, is an amazing step forward. Centered in activism, the blog encourages women of color to explore their wilder side through writing and creativity and to "shout it out!"
The blog is a constant on my reading list and resonates body and sex positivity. The prose ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Kelsie
on May 10, 2012
It's Wednesday, which means two things: 1. Happy hump day, BUSTies and 2. The weekend is on its way, so mini-dance parties at your desk are totally acceptable. This weekend, New York is the place to be for a full-fledged, booty-bouncing dance party that'll kick your mini-dance party's butt. The second Saturday of every month sees an exodus to Brooklyn, the L train packed with beautiful bodies making their way to HEY QUEEN! at Public ... Read More
Posted by: Bridgette Miller
in Music Stuff
on Sep 08, 2011
Brooklyn band the Shondes are hitting the road this fall to promote their new album Searchlights, out September 20 ( Exotic Fever Records, pre-order here to receive a signed CD or LP and bonus poster by artist Katy Weselcouch). The genderqueer quartet is building a reputation as rock 'n' roll’s next revolutionaries, drawing on both riot grrrl and traditional Jewish music influences, delivering powerful and ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Julie
on Mar 24, 2011
The second annual Heels on Wheels Roadshow kicks off this April in Pittsburg. The show features six amazing multi-media performance artists from the femme-side of the gender spectrum highlighting gender injustice, story telling, and community building. The show is co-produced by Damien Luxe, a Brooklyn-based queer performance artist who recently got herself an MFA in DIY (or, a DIY MFA), and Heather Acs, a New York City Teaching Artist and ... Read More
Posted by: Gabi
in Music Stuff
on Feb 18, 2011
I cannot get Jessie J’s debut single, “Do it Like a Dude” out of my head ever since I heard it last night, and I won’t be surprised if it becomes an instant club hit (especially at lesbian night at the local gay bar).
Jessie J has been singing professionally from the age of 11, when she was cast in an Andrew Loyd Webber musical. Ever since, she’s been penning songs for artists including Justin Timberlake (who ... Read More
Posted by: Gabi
on Feb 11, 2011
In this Daily Beast article, Jacob Bernstein explores the phenomenon of lesbians watching gay male porn. The article brings up so many great points about desire and attraction. What do people watch when they watch porn? There are many different theories about what men are actually watching when they look at porn, but what about women? Contrary to popular belief, women apparently watch just as much porn as men, so what are they watching? And ... Read More
Posted by: Gabi
on Jan 12, 2011
QuORUM FORUM is a ten-day extravaganza of knowledge, skills, and talents for the purpose of creating and supporting sustainable community projects. It includes workshops, discussions, skillshares, performances, and parties. All events are FREE. Workshops range from topics such as queer sexual health, a drag tutorial, and book-making.
QuORUM (Queers Organizing for Radical Unity and Mobilization) is a network of radical ... Read More
Posted by: emily dirienzo
on Aug 27, 2010
August 23rd marked the last day of the IFC Center’s summer Queer/Art/Film festival, a series of truly unique cinematic productions from some of New York’s most talented queer artists. If you were too busy rooftop hoppin’ and bronzing on the beach to catch any of the festival’s flicks, fret not because autumn brings a whole new line up. BUTT (not to be confused with BUST) magazine editor Adam Baran ... Read More