How Local Queers Are Making Space For Themselves In Hip-Hop

By: Mariah Smith On April 29, Cal State Long beach showcased Queer Hip-Hop Uncensored– an introduction to California-based queer emcees– just in time for the biggest gay event of the city, Long Beach Pride. “It’s an awesome opportunity for us to show people that there are LGBTQ+ artists because I think it’s so important that we…

Eight year-old Nataliah Cornejo-Ayers reads a comic book at Dr. Comics & Mr. Games in Oakland, California. Photo: Olivia Cueva/Youth Radio.

Superhero Set Aims To Rewrite Comic Lack Of Diversity

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Nine year-old Gray Sansom-Chasin and his 13 year-old sister Zoa Chasin are sorting through comics at their home in Park Slope Brooklyn. They’re looking for examples of comic books that get it wrong. After pulling a late 90s Power Girl from the shelf and flipping through a few pages, they break into laughter at the…

Oakland Queer Fashion Week 2015

You’ve heard of New York Fashion Week or Paris Fashion Week and their runway shows, but have you heard of Queer Fashion Week? It just wrapped up in Oakland, California. Youth Radio was there and produced this snapshot of the designers, the models, and what sets this fashion show apart.

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Fear Of Public Speaking

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Imagine you are standing before a crowd. You’re totally prepared to talk but now that you’re up there, staring at the audience, all of a sudden you feel like you can’t breathe. As a member of the Gay Straight Alliance, our group went from class to class sharing our stories and increasing people’s awareness of…