Overnight, the year-old Atlanta native — born Montero Lamar Hill — became the biggest gay pop star in the world. That he did so in the orbit of hip-hop and country, genres that have historically snubbed queer artists, was groundbreaking. But this is still a genre that has never been supportive of change. Especially in the … hip-hop community. In fact, an entire lexicon dedicated to pointing out discomfort with gay men has permeated rap lyrics. Ocean, who sprung from the rowdy, L.
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For Janiak, that was intentional. When it comes to her romance with Sam Olivia Scott Welch , Deena allows nothing to get in the way — not a witch Elizabeth Scopel who put a curse on her town back in the 17th century, a killer in a skull mask or an ancient evil incarnate now taking the form of a white male cop Ashley Zukerman. She listens to Garbage, rocks oversize flannel and is into girls. I know what you are. They are the protagonists anchoring the story.
Unexpected, however, is the new story line of two black men — both aspiring rappers — in a love relationship. Depictions of same-sex couples and gay culture are becoming more and more common to television, yet documenting a relationship between two men in the historically homophobic world of hip hop may be a first. On Monday, an anticipated episode in which Brock comes out to his ex-girlfriend will be followed by a special roundtable discussion regarding homophobia in hip hop. But somehow we tiptoe around the subject and we never want to give it the same prominence and visibility as we do heterosexual relationships.
Two Nigerian filmmakers face the prospect of imprisonment if they ignore the stern warning of the authorities and proceed with the release of a movie about a lesbian relationship. Producer Pamela Adie and director Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim are determined that Ife meaning "love" in the Yoruba language reaches a Nigerian audience, but the NFVCB says it will not be approved as it violates the country's strict laws on homosexuality. To get around this, the filmmakers are planning a surprise online release to catch the regulators off-guard. The NFVCB, however, is diligently monitoring all digital platforms to prevent the movie from getting out.