SEXUAL OBJECTIFICATION OF BLACK MEN, FROM MAPPLETHORPE TO CALVIN KLEIN

In our current moment there has been considerable debate around what is frequently referred to as “sexual racism,” a term that reacts to the romantic and erotic rejection of men of color by white gay men. These discussions describe, often in detail, the various forms of emotional injury in the digital realm of dating and…

RuPaul WOULD ‘PROBABLY NOT’ LET A POST-TRANSITION CONTESTANT ON DRAG RACE

The man-behind-the-queen-behind RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul Charles, has said “probably not” when asked whether a trans person who had transitioned should be allowed to compete on the show. The show’s host made the comments in a new interview with the Guardian. Discussing the topic of drag queens, and whether trans women, in particular, should do…