Vietnam Lifts Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

While it’s not the equivalent as making same-sex marriage legal, Vietnam’s recent move to lift the ban on gay marriage is a step in the right direction—and means that couples won’t face legal prosecution or fines if they try to get hitched in the South East Asian nation. The government still won’t officially recognize same-sex marriages, or provide legal protection for those in them, but …

Xavier Schipani: What is I to You?

An upcoming solo exhibition at Superchief Brooklyn explores sexuality and freedom

Xavier Schipani, an artist who currently calls Austin, Texas home, will be returning to his native East Coast for a solo exhibition at Superchief Gallery‘s Brooklyn location. Though Schipani’s older work can mostly be found in black and white, his experimentation with color over the past year has been rewarding to observe. It’s culminated in five works for “What is I to You?” that are …

Museum of Sex: Splendor in the Grass

From a pheromone cloud chamber to kaleidoscopic self-gazing, a campground-themed interactive installation by Studio Droog to stimulate all five senses

For the past year, the NYC’s Museum of Sex hosted “Funland,” an erotic fairground imagined by design duo Bompas & Parr which featured, among other things, a penis derby racing game and bouncy boob castle (now part of the museum’s permanent collection). This year, Amsterdam-based studio (and major force in design) Droog changes the scenery with an intimate, playful campground. Within, visitors are invited to …