Close-Ups: Musician Zee Speaks About Her Art and What Led Her to Flee the Homophobic Bahamas
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Close-Ups: Musician Zee Speaks About Her Art and What Led Her to Flee the Homophobic Bahamas

Bahamian musician Zee is QLiC Press’ February Close-Up and we’re so glad we got the chance to catch up with this artist on the rise!  Zee talks about her journey as an independent musician, explains island life as a queer woman of color, and opens up about the harrowing events that led her to seek … Continue reading

Macklemore Cashes in on “Gay Ally” Persona, But I’m Not Here For It
Black and White / Music / Neisha's 2¢ / White Noise

Macklemore Cashes in on “Gay Ally” Persona, But I’m Not Here For It

By now, following Macklemore’s “gaylicious” Grammys performance, the world has fallen from its axis, taken a trip around the galaxy, and has-hopefully-resumed its rightful rotation around the sun.  If not, I’m sure it will soon.  Thankfully, this section is entitled “Neisha’s 2 ¢,” because that’s exactly what I want to add to the pot of … Continue reading

The Netherlands Passes on Reggae Artist After Homophobic Performance
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The Netherlands Passes on Reggae Artist After Homophobic Performance

Well, it would seem the Netherlands wants nothing to do with Dancehall/Reggae star Sizzla or his homophobic rhymes.  It’s been reported that the artist has been banned from singing at the Melkweg festival in Amsterdam in March.  This comes on the heels of Sizzla’s anti-gay performance at Jamaica’s annual Sting event, a musical extravaganza that … Continue reading

QWOC Artist Anjimile Is On Her Way Up
Music / White Noise

QWOC Artist Anjimile Is On Her Way Up

She doesn’t sound like anyone else. As the third girl born to Malawian parents, she was named Anjimile (AN-JIM-IL-LEE), which means “denied a boy” in her parent’s native language, Chichewa.  From her name to her rare fusion of pop and indie-punk, she personifies “uniqueness.” This extraordinary talent grew up in Texas, but longed for an … Continue reading