At Manila’s Rainbow Ball, Voguing Holds a Special Meaning

Dips, duckwalks, and drops were on full display at this year’s Rainbow Ball in Manila, Philippines. Now in its second year running, the Pride Month event brought local and international ballroom performers alike to the Ayala Malls Circuit on June 11. Hosted by House of Mizrahi, a well-known voguing house in the Philippines, the ball … Read more

Joseph Altuzurra on the Changing Norms of Family and Parenthood in America and Beyond

Growing Up, Coming Out is a series of personal reflections from queer American designers, released every day this month. I was out to my friends from when I was 16. And I knew from pretty early on. Seth [Altuzarra’s husband] and I were talking about this recently: I never had this feeling that I didn’t … Read more

In New York, the Pride March ReturnEd With a Renewed Sense of Purpose

On Sunday, the annual NYC Pride March returned after a two-year, COVID-induced hiatus with what at first appeared to be all the usual trappings: fluttering rainbow flags, explosions of kaleidoscopic confetti, theatrical carnival outfits, and blasting music. But in the shadow of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, the celebrations were underpinned by … Read more

“In Today’s Space, Sexuality Is Political And Personal—And It’s Beautiful”

Growing Up, Coming Out is a series of personal reflections from queer American designers, released every day this month. I am from a very conservative, rural part of California in the San Joaquin Valley, and the town I grew up in was predominantly immigrants—very traditionally Mexican and very traditionally Catholic—and in the 70s, the community … Read more

A History of Men’s Makeup in 6 Mesmerizing Looks

“We think of men wearing makeup and embracing femininity as a modern concept, but it’s been happening for hundreds of thousands of years,” says makeup artist Darian Darling. Throughout her career, Darling has channeled her encyclopedic knowledge of beauty history into bold, directional looks that defy conventional ideas of gender and, in turn, celebrate the … Read more