Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest

To Bey Or Not To Bey: How A Freakum Dress Got Black Queer & Trans* Folk Into Formation

There are very few recording artists who can capture the public’s attention to become a global household name. There are even fewer artists who achieve icon status and maintain their solo success for 16 years, growing ever stronger with each passing year. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has done just this in a wide variety of ways, […]

Kindr

Why a #Kindr World Isn’t Possible

Earlier this year, the well-known gay social messaging/hook up app Grindr announced their anti-racism, HIV, fatphobia and anti-ignorance campaign named #Kindr. This has come after many Grindr users have lamented having very negative experiences while using the app from other users. These experiences are all linked to immutable identifying characteristics that form the identities of […]

Is Carnival Inherently Homophobic, Transphobic and Misogynistic?

As a young man of Dominican descent, Carnival is incredibly important to me. With my two remaining grandparents enjoying their twilight years, each passing year highlights the importance of keeping our traditions alive. Playing Mas (dressing up in costume as a Masquerader) not only connects West Indians (specifically those from Eastern Caribbean islands where pre-Lenten […]