Author: Jasmine Lowe

Justy, Staten Island Music Artist, Creates Songs With Positive Representation

Justy, Staten Island Music Artist, Creates Songs With Positive Representation

Twenty-three-year-old independent singer/songwriter, Justy, from Staten Island, New York began writing music at 12 years old. In 2016 she released her debut EP Saudade V1 which garnered press from lead singles such as “Can’t Explain It.” Her unique blend of R&B, Jazz, hip-hop, on songs like “Feelings” have given listeners a perfect blend of nostalgic and contemporary rhythm and projects such as 1995 (2017) and Soul Food (2017) contributed to her growing buzz. The young artist has recently released her first single, Insecure, whic

ClexaCon hosts East Coast “Make It Queer: LGBTQ Web Series Workshop”

ClexaCon hosts East Coast “Make It Queer: LGBTQ Web Series Workshop”

The hands-on style workshops taught by industry professionals are focused on the pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution phases of web series creation. Event attendees can also participate in speed pitching sessions where creators will get the chance to pitch their concepts to a series of industry members for feedback, exposure, and the potential for development opportunities.

Oliver Mayer Sets the Stage For His New Play, Members Only

Oliver Mayer Sets the Stage For His New Play, Members Only

The play’s story takes place in the 1980’s during a time in America’s history when people are forging racial and sexual identities while dealing with the growing soon-to-be-named HIV/AIDS crisis. Pedro Quinn is also grappling with boxing over the age of 40 and fighting for the right to be himself on his own terms.

Disengaged Gives Us The Space To Question Marriage Equality

Disengaged Gives Us The Space To Question Marriage Equality

The series follows a couple, Jules (Hannah Pearl Utt) and Sydney (Jen Tullock), in a committed partnership who find themselves thinking about marriage following the United States Supreme Court same-sex marriage that made it legal in all fifty states. The story provides commentary on the pressure that many couples have felt to get legally married post-ruling.

ClexaCon Continues Its Push For More Positive LGBTQ+ Representation In London

ClexaCon Continues Its Push For More Positive LGBTQ+ Representation In London

By Jasmine Lowe In late 2017, a study by LGBT Fans Deserve Better, a website dedicated to “educating people on the importance of positive LGBT representation in the media,” found that 62 lesbian and bisexual female characters died over the past two television seasons. This figure was the highest number of lesbian and bisexual character…

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Alexander Rodriguez Discusses “Glitterbomb,” A New QPOC-Hosted Talk Show

Alexander Rodriguez Discusses “Glitterbomb,” A New QPOC-Hosted Talk Show

Alexander Rodriguez has a passion for all things that are entertainment related. He’s the dapper dressing, martini-sipping, host of LATV’s new groundbreaking weekly talk show, Glitterbomb. Although the iHeartRadio personality will now make waves alongside “Entertainment Weekly” senior editor, Patrick Gomez, and actor, Enrique Sapene, in LGBTQ Latino programming history as part of the first-ever talk show with an entire gay, Latino, Hollywood-insider cast, his career path wasn’t always aimed at sitting in front of the camera.

Summer 2018 Recap

Summer 2018 Recap

The summer of 20Gayteen gave us new music, films, television, and Pride festivals and it did not disappoint. As we begin to grab our sweaters and approach the cool days of fall we’re looking back on what happened in Summer 2018: 

Liz Baxter’s Short Film “Female Connection” Explores Vulnerability in Love

Liz Baxter’s Short Film “Female Connection” Explores Vulnerability in Love

By Jasmine Lowe
Female Connection is a short film directed by Adrienne Levy and written by Liz Baxter, the first openly lesbian contestant on Love Connection. The short, which was inspired by personal experiences, creatively explores the beauty of falling in love, allowing oneself to be vulnerable, and being able to put yourself out there.