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A Secret Gay Language Has Gone Mainstream in the Philippines

Swardspeak is more than gay lingo—it's a common bridge between the incredible diversity of languages to be found in the nation of islands.<p>Illustration by Lili Emtiaz<p>Three years ago, after Wil Dasovich completed his bachelor's degree at California Polytechnic State University, he did what many young …

Language

What Comes After the Death of the Lesbian Bar?

As America's last holdouts of queer female nightlife fall, a new, genderless alternative is taking root.<p>When Lila Thirkield sold her San Francisco lesbian bar Lexington Club nearly two years ago, it seemed to be the death knell of lesbian nightlife in the city. The "Lex," as patrons affectionately …

LGBTQI

The Battle to Save San Francisco's Queer Spaces from Gentrification

The Stud has stood for a half century as one of San Francisco's most subversive queer bars; the unconventional means proposed to save it are the last resort of a nightlife community forced to the city's edges.<p>Queer bars come and go. It's a reality of the nightlife industry: Running any bar or club …

San Francisco

Why Jenna Wortham’s queer article misunderstands the marginalization in the word.

In “When Everyone Can Be Queer, Is Anyone?” a piece that will run this weekend in the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>, journalist Jenna Wortham tackles the …

LGBTQI

The Ad That Could Change America's Opinion of Transgender People

We all know that nothing happens overnight, and that maxim is certainly spot-on when it comes to the transgender community. Like other social justice …

LGBTQI

Bold, Text-Heavy Tattoos by Luxiano Street Classic Will Not Be Ignored

Traveling tattoo artist Luxiano Street Classic has only been working for a few short years, but his bold style has made striking impression with …

Fine Art

India's Finest Female Graffiti Artist - Kajal Singh in an Exclusive Interview

July 10, 2016<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist and …

How Marijuana Could Play a Role in Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

Experts think they know how to treat Alzheimer's disease, but it won't be easy. Here's how cannabis could help.<p>About one in nine Americans aged 65 or …

Biotechnology

To Catch a Graffiti Artist

On the afternoon of May 4th, a passerby on Brunswick Street, a bohemian strip in northeast Melbourne, Australia, noticed another man tagging shop fronts with graffiti stickers. Displeased, he asked the man to stop and then, when the man continued, began filming his actions with a mobile phone. This …

Streetwear

What It Means To Identify As Non-Binary

As the queer community demands room for more nuanced identities beyond the binaries of gay and straight, man and woman, we at The Huffington Post want to let those living such experiences speak for themselves. So we spoke with Jaz Joyner, a person who identifies as non-binary.<p>Joyner, a programming …

LGBTQI

Everything Your Weed Guy Knows About Weed Is Probably Wrong

Meet Canada's foremost weed expert: Al The Alchemist.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Last week the Liberal government in Canada announced the creation of its Legalization Task Force. Composed of doctors, politicians, addiction experts, and cops, it has the people with the expertise—in …

Cannabis

Marijuana Compound Removes Alzheimer’s Plaque From Brain Cells, Study Finds

Lab data suggests THC and cannabis compounds deserve further testing<p>Alzheimer’s disease may now be added to a list of diseases with promising treatment from cannabis compounds, a new study from the Salk Institute says.<p>While there has been research and trials to use compounds to treat chronic pain, …

​the boys of vilnius

Photographer Visvaldas Morkevicius shoots the people and landscapes of the suburban estates of the Lithuanian capital he grew up in.<p>"One winter day in Vilnius, I was gazing through the trolleybus window and noticed two guys waiting at the bus stop. They were wearing tracksuits and had thick black …

Eastern Europe

Watch Pharrell be blown away by an NYU music prodigy he likens to Stevie Wonder

Maggie Rogers grew up on the rural Eastern Shore of Maryland playing banjo and immersing herself in folk music and the outdoors. But on a trip abroad to France as a New York University student, she experienced spiritual transformation in dance music.<p>In early March, she was among a small number of …

Songwriting

Florence And The Machine Serenading A Young Fan In Hospice Will Reduce You To A Puddle Of Tears

If her voice wasn’t enough to make you love her, this video of singer Florence Welch serenading a hospital patient will do the trick.<p>The lead singer of Florence and the Machine — a woman who summons thunderstorms at Lollapalooza and who dances like a mad woman anytime she’s on stage — took a break …

Florence and the Machine

Why Grace Jones, at 68, Remains the Ultimate Fashion Muse

When it comes to enduring fashion influence, few artists can compete with Grace Jones. For the past four decades, Jones has been a touchstone for designers in need of a muse to channel fearlessness, androgyny, and raw sex appeal. With a list of admirers that includes everyone from Azzedine Alaïa to …

Robin Wright Rightly Demands and Gets Equal Pay for 'House of Cards'

"I was like, 'You better pay me, or I'm going to go public,'" Wright said. "And they did."<p>Robin Wright is now being paid the same amount as Kevin …

Former NFL Player, Wade Davis Jr., Cracks the Mask of Masculinity and Calls Out LGBTQ 'Allies'

I love me some TED talks. I'm all about loading up a random playlist, and letting progressive geniuses speak their message into my living room as I assemble a complicated piece of Ikea furniture bearing a Swedish name i won't even pretend to pronounce.<p>Last week I heard some words that made me spin …

Feminism

This Amazing Proposal Is Picture-Perfect

Alexa Meade is a San Francisco-based artist who paints on human beings to make it seem as though they’re living within paintings. The effect is an …

San Francisco

Living in Mississippi Can Be Tough if You're Black and Queer

With the passing of the state's new anti-LGBT legislation, life just got even tougher for queer people of color in the Magnolia State.<p>Mississippi is a difficult state for anyone to live in. With nearly a quarter of its residents living under the poverty line, the Magnolia State is the poorest in …

LGBTQI

Shed a Tear While Watching D’Angelo Cover Prince’s “Sometimes It Snows in April” On Jimmy Fallon

This is ridiculously beautiful.<p>Yesterday, in the middle of a relatively warm spring day in London, little grey clouds began to cluster together like magnets until the sky was entirely covered. And then, as an icy chill slowly descended across the air, big fat snowflakes began freefalling from the …

Jimmy Fallon

Research Links Heavy Facebook And Social Media Usage To Depression

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently conducted a study about the effects of social media habits on the moods of users. The research determined that the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed. The findings from this study …

Social Media

Prince, dead at 57, embraced gender fluidity ahead of his time.

The world has known few superstars whose personas could match the gender-fluid extravagance of Prince, who died on Thursday at age 57. The pop and …

David Bowie

This Angry Dad Dropped The Best Response To Anti-LGBTQ Bathroom Laws

There has been a lot of discussion lately regarding the laws passed in North Carolina regarding transgender people using bathrooms according to their gender identity. Places like Target have taken a stand against these new discriminatory practices, and many musicians are either canceling their tour …

"I Don't Do Drugs Recreationally Anymore. I Just Smoke Weed and Work."

On 4/20, artist Killer Acid takes a break from blotters and tells us about his creative relationship with pot.<p>Killer Acid is an Brooklyn-based illustrator originally from Delaware. He has a history of drawing trippy stuff for VICE and other like-minded outlets, and he's generally known for talking …

Cannabis

New Study Highlights Six Components Of An Effective Apology

I’ve written a fair amount about the importance of teachers apologizing to students, both for modeling and relational purposes (see The Best …

See These 18 Hilarious Detention Slips

The school year is almost over, so what better time to honor some classic bad-assery? The following 18 kids truly take the cake when it comes to …

Meet La Jaxx, The Latina Sparking Feminist Conversations Through Street Art

The streets can be an unsafe and unwelcoming space for women, and street art, while often criminalized, can be a powerful method for us to speak out.<p>Colombia-born <b>Jacqueline Brandwayn</b>, more commonly known <i>en las calles</i> as <b>La Jaxx</b>, created a series called “Mandamientos” to empower women through public …

Streetwear

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Design

How a Street Artist Secretly Painted an Urban-Scale Mural in Cairo

All over the world street artists have become famous by surreptitiously adding swabs of paint or wheatpaste to city walls. But the most remarkable …