Tegan and Sara have premiered their new single Boyfriend today on Beats Radio,
Sara Quin had this to say about the track:
It’s a pretty straightforward pop song about a relationship that I was getting into with a girl who had never dated a girl before and she had a guy, a boyfriend guy that she was sort of seeing, and we used to joke around that she was treating me like her boyfriend, and I was trying to get her to sort of you, you know, tie it down.
I wanted her to make it official with me. I think that’s pretty relatable. Obviously, being gay, you know, the sort of bit of a gender twist in the song. I get that that it sometimes doesn’t seem immediately relatable to everybody whether they’re straight or gay or whatever but we’ve all been in that situation where we really like someone and we want to make it official, and they’re not ready.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates has been discussing the direction his new Black Panther series is taking, and the fact the comic introduces us to the first queer, African couple to mainstream comic books.
This week in Love & Hip Hop Atlanta revealed that key star Mimi Faust was in a relationship with a woman named Chris Gould. Since then the reality star faced criticism from fans who accused her of being gay on the show simply for the sake of a good storyline.
Even her former partner and co-star Stevie J also voiced his disapproval, telling TMZ he doesn’t want their daughter raised in a lesbian household.
Mimi has now taken to Instagram to address the matter, and lets hope she can put this too bed once and for all.
In 2016 we should not be using gay and lesbian as a way to degrade someone. Someone’s sexuality is not a reflection of their character and more importantly what type of parent they are. The most important thing is that the child feels love regardless of whether it comes from a man or a woman. We should continue the strides we have made over the last 50+ years and allow people to be who they are.”
A 16 years old lesbian from the UK was left “humiliated” when staff mistook her for a boy using the women’s toilets. Ny Richardson from Hull says she was asked to “prove her gender”.
Be sure to watch below Brandy Clark perform her new song Girl Next Door on Ellen.
Unicorn Booty has a great article on how Empire has failed its queer female characters.
Jodie Foster has been recalling working with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver as a Kid to Vanity Fair.
The Guardian is discussing gay conspiracy to queer chic.