The Whitney Museum chooses silence in an effort to displace, downplay, and negate valid public outrage regarding their policies, ethics and leadership. By Jamara Wakefield May 17th marked the start of the 79th Whitney Biennial. The Biennial is a contemporary art exhibition, featuring typically young and lesser-known artists, at the Whitney Museum of American Art […]
How could some silly YouTube videos make a difference in a young queer kid’s life? Well, when I say “my life changed,” I don’t mean that I automatically knew how to be gay, or that my love life woes were over. Far from it. Since 2010, I’ve returned to Everyone is Gay again and again, not just after break-ups or fights. I’ve revisited the site for help with growing my self-esteem, dealing with body issues, seeking hope during depressive episodes and most recently with me coming out as non-binary genderfluid. Since that summer in-between freshman and sophomore year, Everyone is Gay has changed: They’ve received a multitude of accolades and Dannielle has taken a step back from the site (to work on her amazing project Radimo). But Kristin continues to lead the charge and has expanded Everyone is Gay with incredible new volunteer contributors, with off-shoots like My Kid is Gay and Our Restroom. Suffice it to say, Everyone is Gay is different today but is still as awesome as ever.
The meaning behind “Everyone is Gay” is not that everyone is literally gay (though that would fix a lot of things), but that these questions of about dating, love, family and sex are universal for everyone. Everyone.