First Openly Gay Rapper

18 Mar 19
Instinct Magazine

Frank Ocean recently got a gay-themed tattoo. The American singer-songwriter and rapper shared a photo on Instagram over the weekend, before later deleting it, that reveals a new tattoo on his thigh. View this post on Instagram new tat based on “Life In Hell” infographic by Matt Groening (1983) creds to @blondedblog on twitter #frankocean […]

17 Mar 19
Ruby's Reviews

I’ve taken a few weeks exploring different subjects. But Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg is gay. Very gay.

17 Mar 19
#PaperlessThoughts80

Apparently being classified as ‘black’ or being named after two continents (African-American) just doesn’t move the needle anymore for white guilt sympathizer’s, the history of racial oppression, and Civil Rights activists. Even though black males have been the overwhelming targets of injustice in this country which has lead to false imprisonment, lengthy prison sentencing compared […]

01 Sep 87
Penthouse

Boys Just Wanna Have Fun! The suspicion nags; There is a latent message in the Beastie Boys’ dense rap-rock. But how to discover it? Well, hold the front of the Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill album jacket up to a mirror, and the refracted image reveals a hidden affront – the tail-section serial number of […]

10 Mar 19
RTF Gender and Media Culture

Modern hip-hop and R&B artists use fashion to challenge traditional masculine values, changing the values associated with these music genres. Hip-hop culture has shifted from heavily featuring hyper-masculine clothing and body comportment associated with black masculinity. From the “gangsta rap” prevalent in hip-hop’s surge to mainstream popularity in the 1990s to the rise of street […]

02 Mar 19
Radio Free

The old guard is on the way out, and a progressive future for the city is coming into focus. The results say a lot about a growth in race and class consciousness and a hunger for change in Chicago. Chicago’s population has decreased by about a quarter-million Black residents since 2000, with Latinos passing African […]

28 Feb 19
All You READ Is Love

Hello Everybody. Today I am going to show you all the book I read during February. The First book I read was Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who […]

27 Feb 19
Radio Free

CHICAGO — A former federal prosecutor and a county board leader will face each other in a runoff to become Chicago’s first black female mayor after leading a large field Tuesday that included a member of the Daley family that has dominated the city’s politics for much of the last six decades. Political outsider Lori […]

27 Feb 19
Metro
Bella and Tana are no more (Picture: Steven Ferdman/REX/Shutterstock) Bella Thorne and Tana Mongeau have split up after more than a year together. The Famous In Love actress confirmed that she and the YouTuber are no longer in a polyamorous relationship, although they are both believed to still be with their male partners. Bella, 21, broke the news on Twitter, writing: ‘Tana and I aren’t together anymore, pls stop asking. We love U guys.’ Tana added: ‘i love her forever don’t get that twisted. she changed my life forever. don’t rly wanna talk on it.. there’s no negativity at all.’ When a fan replied: ‘love you both as long as you’re happy’, the 20-year-old wrote: ‘i’m not fully. this obviously breaks my heart. i will be though. as long as she is.’ The pair began dating in September 2017 after Tana boldly tweeted: ‘i want to date @bellathorne next.’ Looks like things happen when you put the idea out there, as she locked lips with the former Disney star at the Life Is Beautiful music festival. Although the kiss was a viral opportunity aiming to ‘break the internet’, Tana soon fell for Bella – who is openly bisexual – and began to question her sexuality. Tana is still dating Brad Sousa (Picture: Instagram) Bella is in a relationship with Mod Sun (Picture: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images) Tana explained: ‘Instantly I was mesmerised. My entire life I 100% was like “I’m straight, I like dick, I like dick, I like dick”, and then I met Bella Thorne.’ The vlogger is also in a relationship with fellow YouTuber Brad Sousa, who she celebrated Valentine’s Day with this year. Tana shared a picture of herself kissing Brad and wrote: ‘Our first kissing pic to our last… you make every single day feel like Valentine’s Day, Brad Sousa. I don’t know what I ever did to deserve someone as perfect as you… thank you for waking me up every day calling me your beautiful princess with kisses… not just Valentine’s Day ♥️ here’s to a million more sunrises and sunsets and kissing pix, my Valentine foreverrrrrr.’ Meanwhile, Bella is in a relationship with rapper Mod Sun, and opened up on their polyamorous arrangment in a recent interview. Bella is on good terms with her exes – including Gregg Sulkin (Picture: Instagram) The actress told the Gay Times: ‘I don’t think anybody will really understand the bonds that I share with Mod or Tana. Yeah, we joke around about poly, but we aren’t in the sense that we don’t put a word, a box or label too many things. It is what it is.’ Despite her split from Tana, we reckon the girls will stay on good terms, as Bella is rather friendly with her exes. [metro-tag-post-strip] Just this week, she shared pictures with her ex Gregg Sulkin, who was jokingly trying to kick her from the backseat of a car, writing on Instagram: ‘When u see ur ex and he tries to kick u….???’ Maturity mixed with a dose of immaturity – we like their style. [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a showbiz story?” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/27/chloe-green-pictured-without-engagement-ring-heated-argument-jeremy-meeks-8761045/” title=”Chloe Green pictured without ‘engagement ring’ after ‘heated’ argument with Jeremy Meeks”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/27/lil-xans-pregnant-girlfriend-blasts-claims-got-baby-scan-google-8760888/” title=”Lil Xan’s pregnant girlfriend blasts claims she got baby scan from Google”]
27 Feb 19
music on my brain

by Bobby Pedersen Protest within popular music honestly seems like the most natural thing in the world to me. In 1999, I first heard the song “Guerilla Radio” by Rage Against the Machine at a friend’s house, and from there I was hooked. A 6th grader at the time, I started saving my money for […]

26 Feb 19

Ahead of premiering the music video of Fiat Five Hunner, we caught up with Amy and Sean De Francesco (writer/director) to chat industry advice, LGBTQ+ and everything Fiat Five Hunner… What are your backgrounds in the industries you’re working in? AMY: I’ve been kicking about and doing stuff as  Amy Lou  around the Scottish music […]