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Family Mans

How do you balance queer sensibilities with clothing for family friendly occasions? With a little flair. Photography by Naomi WhiteModels include Ty Brittingham, Justin Hurt, Robbie McDonald, Mario Mosley, and Anthony Tan-Torres. 

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QCC, 10.21.2016

Queer Creatives Collection is a weekly gathering of things made from people within the boy family. Consider this your LGBTQ marketplace, a place to support queer boys and non-boys alike. Adam Selman X Le Specs The Last Lolita SunglassesSome exaggerated catty sunnies from one of the most exciting, cutest gay designers (who works very closely with Rihanna). 240 Sweet Birthday Cake PuffsNeed some pep in your hot chocolate? Try some festive rainbow marshmallows from Indiana based gay Chef Alexa Lemley. Gay Semiotics by Hal Fischer Need some guidance on gay men of the late 1970s? Artist Hal Fischer has you covered with this important—and fun—gay field guide. Mister Wallace’s FaggotThe debut EP from the Brooklyn based hip hop artist is one...

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King Phantom

Elena Olivera is a drag king: she is a male impersonator. The San Bernadino based artist performs under the ominous pseudonym Phantom and is known for creating elaborate, fantastical looks, ranging from Hellraiser’s Pinhead to Batman Returns’ Penguin. Her drag is a unique fusion of film fandom and activated cosplay—and there’s no one else quite like her. To get an idea of how she constructs her personas and to learn more about the drag king family, we caught up with Phantom at a show in Long Beach. How did you get into drag?Ironically, RuPaul was an influence on me as a child. Because of things like Too Wong Foo, I wanted to be a career girl or boy. I didn’t...

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There's No Place Like Home

The Abbey is the gay bar of your dreams. Part queer Disneyland and part big budget bar, the West Hollywood staple is legendary for embracing a “go big—and go homo” attitude. As the bar turns twenty five this year, we explore the importance of gay bars with owner David Cooley. It's a hot afternoon at The Abbey. Literally: it’s ninety degrees, there are hundreds of men and women brushing against each other, and everything is sweaty. This is the kind of place that can easily overwhelm or swallow you up, as it caters every indulgent quality of yours. Many memorable days and nights have been made at The Abbey and, clearly, the present is no exception. This feeling is typical...

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QCC, 9.23.2016

Queer Creatives Collection is a weekly gathering of things made from people within the boy family. Consider this your LGBTQ marketplace, a place to support queer boys and non-boys alike. Veer Slim Card CaseFrom NYC couple Jenny McClary and Allie Leepson, a sophisticated, minimalist wallet alternative for more than androgynous types. Ludlows Cocktail Co. Planter’s Punch Jelly ShotsFor those wanting a tropical trip, this punchy shot is just what you need—and it all came from the adorable lesbian couple behind Coolhaus. KIKI by Twiggy Pucci Garcon & Sara JordenöExploring New York City’s post-Paris Is Burning scene, this artistic, collaborative documentary spotlights the Kiki community, in turn highlighting the stories of U.S. LGBTQ youths of color. Peaches’ Rub RemixedThe iconoclastic queer...

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