TRNK’s “MIEN” Group Exhibition of Work by Queer Artists of Color

Celebrating nuanced representations of LGBTQ+ identity, while avoiding the white gaze

Last week, NYC-based design studio TRNK launched MIEN—an online exhibition that spotlights, celebrates and sells work by queer artists of color. The photography show consists of gloriously nuanced and tender portraits that explore identity beyond the oftentimes shallow or simple concept of visibility. Rather, TRNK’s statement reads, “these images take authorship over individual lived experience while acknowledging contributions to a representative body politic.” With work …

Meaningful Pride Style 2020

Represent in brands that give back while you protest, put in work and participate

Year after year, LGBTQ+ rights and representation have grown. To have had the ability, as editors, to choose our favorite products from a huge selection seems like a privilege that didn’t exist only a decade ago. And yet, it’s not enough. Of course charity plays a crucial component to the items below. All of the brands selected donate a portion of (or the entirety of) …

Podcasts That Address Pride + Black Lives Matter

Writing for The New York Times, Phoebe Lett says protests—against systemic racism, police violence, discrimination and beyond—during the pandemic “may be perhaps the most genuine honoring of Pride, an annual commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall uprising, in which black and brown LGBTQ people were a driving force.” Through these protests, there’s plenty to learn—especially for those outside the community. As such, Lett rounded up five …