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Watch Now! Soko gets sexy and Sapphic for CK One

Calvin Klein has been embracing different aesthetics for their CK One fragrance since the ’90s, when Jenny Shimizu went topless and androgynous for one of their early campaigns. Now French musician Soko is lending her face (and lips!) to the new ad, which is a tiny bit NSFW.

Watch now! Cameron Esposito answers queer questions from teens

"We’ve all been there. At least people that wear jean jackets like me."

Watch now! "I'm Asian American and ... I'm Gender Queer"

Tonight on Myx TV, “I’m Asian American and … tackles gender identity and sexuality with the episode I’m Asian American and … I’m Gender Queer. The series “follows the lives of individuals who defy the ‘model minority’ Asian American stereotypes,” which is surely something not tackled on television before now.

We’ve got some exclusive clips from tonight’s show. Meet Allison!

Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin: A love story told on Twitter

A damaged and brilliant rapper from the wrong side of the tracks meets and falls in love with the pretty blonde daughter of a famous actor. No, it’s not the plot of a CW pilot. It’s the plot of Angel Haze’s love life as told by social media. It all started that strange summer in the O.C., when Ireland Baldwin staggered out of a taupe Mcmansion, sucking on an e-cig and anxiously twisting her David Yurman skull statement ring. A dark, smirking, lanky figure loomed unexpectedly in the gated cul-de-sac.

“Who are you?” whispered in a husky voice she learned last month in improv class.

Angel Haze lifted her leather snapback, gazing at Ireland Baldwin with wide mahogany eyes.

“Whoever you want me to be.”

(Source: afterellen.com)

"We Are the Best": Genderqueer kids and their damn punk music

The new film from the director of “Show Me Love” hits theaters 30 May.

"All Cheerleaders Die" is super queer

The campy zombie film is more than meets the gouged eye.

MTV Launches "Look Different"

This week our friends over at Buzzfeed broke the story that our parent company MTV will be launching a major new campaign focused on the social issues affecting younger viewers: race, gender, and sexual identity.

The “Look Different” campaign will have both on-air and digital components and its goal is to accelerate the fight against racial, gender & LGBT inequality.”

The “Look Different” campaign (lookdifferent.org) hopes to break down implicit biases and combat “microaggressions”, which are “brief and often non-intentionally offensive verbal slights that have damaging effects on members of minority groups.”

For example, statements like “You’re different for a black guy” or “You throw really good for a girl” or “That’s so gay” could all be considered microagressions.

Friedman believes that millennials– particularly white millennials– have difficulty discussing issues of race and prejudice. “[They] feel like [they’re] going to step on a land mine if [they] say the wrong thing,” Friedman said. “The heart of that made us realize there’s an opportunity to look at these issues, dive in, and create a real forum — whether it’s through our spots on air or online — to have a conversation that excavates this very complicated, thorny issue.”

The "Time" magazine 100 isn't as queer as it could be

Megan Ellison makes the list, Laverne Cox does not. Among some obvious selections—Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Beyonce—the “TIME 100” list produced annually by TIME Magazine included a handful of individuals from the LGBT community—with one unfortunate oversight. 

Orange is the New Black star and trans activist Laverne Cox was a glaring omission from the annual list, even though she was ranked near the top of the reader poll, with a highly disproportionate yes-to-no ratio (greater than many of those who made the List, including Miley Cyrus) that signaled her popularity. 

Butch Queens, Old School Dykes, Queer Femmes and More: The Identity Project

Sarah Deragon’s photography shows how the community sees themselves.

New documentary brings Kate Bornstein to the silver screen

Sam Feder has created a living portrait of the LGBTQ community leader in the new documentary, “Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger.”