How Curve Magazine Fostered The Past and Future of Lesbian Culture

In 1990, Franco Stevens used the money she made from betting on horse races to found Curve Magazine (previously titled Deneuve), a publication intended to help queer women feel less alone. The publication would go on to become one of the most successful lesbian magazines in the world with its first issue selling out in six days. Since then Curve has expanded into a foundation …

Landmark Australian Exhibit “Queer” Dispels The Practice Of Presuming Art as Heterosexual

Open now through 21 August at Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria, Queer is a triumphant exhibit, showcasing over 400 artworks that dispel the notion that art should be presumed heterosexual until proven otherwise. Expansive and full of camp, the exhibition’s contents span from ancient Egyptian amulets to Kylie Minogue and Indigenous works made today. In conjunction with each other, the artworks celebrate queerness—whether it appears …

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9,200 unknown tree species, a watery grave for the ISS, the UK's first queer museum and more from around the web

A Studio Residency For Formerly Incarcerated Artists at the World Trade Center This Spring, Silver Art Projects—a non-profit organization that supports overlooked artists—will open applications for its third round of year-long residencies, offering studio space at the World Trade Center, stipends and mentorships for disadvantaged artists. A quarter of the creatives chosen will be formerly incarcerated people. “It just made sense to bring in formerly …