‘Queerness to me is freedom’: TQ meets Izikiel

Michael Paramo interviews poet and singer Izikiel, discussing the impending release of their debut single, the importance of self-love, and their journey to this moment. As a queer person, self-love is important. In a world that seeks to destroy queerness, art created by queer people exists as a method of empowerment and strength regarding loving … Continue reading ‘Queerness to me is freedom’: TQ meets Izikiel

Top 20 songs released by queer and trans artists in 2017 (so far)

Queer and trans artists, and especially those of color, are marginalized and invisibilized. Michael Paramo constructs a list of what they feel to be the top 20 best songs released be queer and trans artists in 2017 (so far).

‘Who is looking out for sissy Brown boys?’: TQ meets Queer Xicano Chisme

Michael Paramo interviews activist Queer Xicano Chisme, discussing the inception and ascension of his online platform, his inspirations and aspirations, as well as his greatest and most difficult moments.

5 albums released by queer artists in 2016 that you should know  

Queer artists are often relegated to the sidelines. Curator, Michael Paramo, lists 5 albums released by queer artists in 2016 that you should know.

Eclecticism shines through on The Bleeding Obvious’ debut album

Michael Paramo explores the diverse musical styles and influences on The Bleeding Obvious' self-titled debut album to be released November 17th

Tatianna serves pop goddess on new single ‘Transform’

Drag queen Tatianna releases new single 'Transform' after her appearance on 'Rupaul's Drag Race: All Stars' season 2. Michael Paramo provides a quick overview of the single.

Album Review: Hedonism by Cakes Da Killa

Michael Paramo explores Cakes Da Killa's debut album 'Hedonism' and why it succeeds as a personal statement of self-empowerment amid its most compelling atmosphere of dark cyclonic energy.

20 songs released by queer artists in 2016 that you should know

Queer artists in music are often invisible or ignored. Michael Paramo compiles a list of 20 of the best songs released by queer artists in 2016 that you should know.

Life as a homoromantic asexual

In this personal essay, Michael Paramo reflects on his experience as a homoromantic asexual in southern California and examines how this identity has played an integral role in shaping his life.

Queer people of color & criminal (in)justice, Part 1: classification and incarceration

In this multi-part series, Michael Paramo explores some of the intersections between queer people of color and the criminal justice system. Part one focuses on the classification and incarceration of queer people of color.