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  • Ace Hotels, JD Samson Throwing Four Pride Bashes

    Ace Hotels, JD Samson Throwing Four Pride Bashes

    The hip chain teams up with the out musician for parties in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs. JD Samson, a member of the bands Le Tigre and MEN, is using her famous party-throwing skills to produce Pride bashes at four Ace hotels. Samson will help curate an "international Pride roadshow" that's described as a "four-city circus" that touches down in Los Angeles, London, New York, and Palm Springs. Victor Rodriguez, W. Jeremy, and Amber Valentine are

    Story - 2014-05-09 17:45

  • Anatomy of an Album: JD Samson & MEN

    Anatomy of an Album: JD Samson & MEN

    The inspirations for their latest release, 'Labor' Labor , the new release from electropop outfit MEN , is primarily the brainchild of singer–producer JD Samson, an ex–Le Tigre member who’s recently found herself preoccupied with house, disco, and the tug-of-war between her stage and real-life personas. “I really felt like there was a disconnect,” she says, “but I recognized the separation, who I truly am, through writing this record.” Here, her inspirations for the album. Love Committee,

    Story - 2013-10-10 08:04

  • All the Way Thru: JD Samson & Ariel Sims

    All the Way Thru: JD Samson & Ariel Sims

    JD Samson & Ariel Sims share the story of how they met and fell in love Photography by Rob Howard Ariel, communications director: I was in an electro-queer band called Tayisha Busay, and in September 2010 we opened for MEN in D.C. at this annual festival Phasefest. I’d heard of [Samson’s old group] Le Tigre, but I couldn’t tell you any of their songs. But it was for the better because then I didn’t know who JD was. Nothing happened that day; we just exchanged numbers. One day she called me and said MEN

    Story - 2014-01-16 10:39

  • OUT Exclusive: JD Samson + MEN "Make Him Pay" (AKA JK Instrumental Remix)

    OUT Exclusive: JD Samson + MEN "Make Him Pay" (AKA JK Instrumental Remix)

    Listen to a brand new track from the Brooklyn-based group You might know JD Samson from her spot on the most recent Out 100, or you might know her for her work with Le Tigre, or perhaps even for her most recent project, MEN. Now, thanks to some confusion on the Internet with that other New York band, The Men, Samson's band has rebranded itself JD Samson + MEN. The first release under the moniker is the Next EP . The EP features three songs — "Next," "Make Him

    Story - 2012-03-27 12:07

  • Sia, JD Samson Split

    Sia, JD Samson Split

     Musicians and longtime couple J.D. Samson and Sia have confirmed via Twitter that they have broken up. Sia tweeted a message to her fans that read, "A lot of you have been asking, yes, Mr. Boop

    Story - 2011-06-13 20:15

  • JD Samson Examines The Hardship of Being A Gender Outlaw

    JD Samson Examines The Hardship of Being A Gender Outlaw

     Musician J.D. Samson says she has an amazing career but being a queer entertainer has made her poorer than her heterosexual counterparts. In an op-ed written for The Huffington Post ,

    Story - 2011-10-06 19:03

  • LISTEN: MEN Release 'All the Way Thru' From Upcoming Album

    LISTEN: MEN Release 'All the Way Thru' From Upcoming Album

    The LGBT Electropop group will release its new album in October, but you can hear their latest song now. Synth-loving Brooklyn group JD Samson & MEN released their latest single "All the Way Thru" today on Pitchfork , and the song will be available for purchase tomorrow on iTunes and directly from the Men site .  In case you've forgotten, MEN released their first album,  Talk About Body, in 2011. JD Samson has been a musical heavyweight since her time with Le Tigre and

    Story - 2013-08-05 17:06

  • Need To Know: MEN

    Need To Know: MEN

    Le Tigre might be taking a little time off, but that doesn't mean JD Samson is. She's back with her other band, MEN , which recently released its debut full-length album, Talk About Body . Samson stopped by the Out studio a few weeks ago to chat about the new album, MEN's queer, radical approach to sexuality and the body, and more: Check out the video for " Off Our Backs ," the killer first single from Talk About Body , and then head to the band's official website for more

    Story - 2011-03-14 06:45

  • New Music From MEN

    New Music From MEN

    Download 'Next' for a limited time It should come as no surprise that we're big fans of MEN. But we're not just talking about guys, here, we're talking about the New York-based electropop band consisting of JD Samson (Le Tigre) and Michael O’Neill (The Ladybug Transistor). The band's last album, Talk About Body , has been a mainstay on our playlists since it was released, and now the group has released a new track, "Next." It's the title track

    Story - 2012-02-22 13:14

  • Behind the Scenes Video of Out100: Icons & Iconoclasts

    Behind the Scenes Video of Out100: Icons & Iconoclasts

    Adam Lambert, Dustin Lance Black, Sandra Bernhard, Stephin Merritt, Ken Mehlman and more. In the first behind the scenes video from this year's Out100 photo shoots has jut been released. It includes outtakes and interviews with Adam Lambert , Sandra Bernhard , Justin Vivian Bond , JD Samson , Stephin Merritt , and Dustin Lance Black   (pictured above). If you had questions regarding the inclusion of political strategist Ken Mehlman , check out the segment

    Story - 2011-11-15 12:55

  • Ciara and Lala It Gets Better Video

    Ciara and Lala It Gets Better Video

    Pop singers Ciara and Lala have contributed a video to the It Gets Better project created by columnist Dan Savage to provide encouragement to LGBT youths struggling with discrimination. Perez

    Story - 2010-09-29 11:05

  • Bitch and Ferron CD Release Party, May 8 in NYC

    Bitch and Ferron CD Release Party, May 8 in NYC

    The official album release party for musical artists Bitch and Ferron's collaborative album Boulder will be held

    Story - 2008-04-24 00:00

  • Cass Bird�s Utopia

    Cass Bird�s Utopia

    Fred and Associates, a New York arts project space, presents an exhibition of Cass Bird's photographic series 'Utopia' (2005). Along with five friends, including J.D. Samson of the band LeTigre, Bird traveled through the southeastern U.S. in a rented RV to document the RV parks and private campsites that have long intrigued and attracted gay and lesbian travelers. Bird's images of floating lazily down a river of a Georgian women's retreat, splashing in a pool in a Texas gay men's ranch, and other places are showing in an exhibition at Fred and Associates, 611 Broadway, Suite 525. The

    Story - 2006-07-02 20:00

  • PHOTOS: New York City Pride Has Much to Celebrate

    PHOTOS: New York City Pride Has Much to Celebrate

    New York City's Pride weekend couldn't have come at a bigger moment, and with Edie Windsor as the parade's grand marshal it was everything you'd

    Story - 2013-06-30 21:11

  • Body Language

    Body Language

     “She’s the genius,” J.D. Samson says of her girlfriend, singer-songwriter Sia Furler. “I’m clueless.” Samson, a respected musician behind pioneering electroclash band Le Tigre and the new group

    Story - 2011-01-10 05:00

  • Gay & Lesbian Musicians Discuss Marriage Bluntly

    Gay & Lesbian Musicians Discuss Marriage Bluntly

    John Norris asks Rostam Batmanglij, Mike Hadreas, Bob Mould, Nico Muhly, Jonny Pierce, JD Samson, Tegan and Sara Quin to discuss marriage & more Most young, gay and lesbian musicians don't seem to be in much of a hurry get married (well, other than Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear, who married his boyfriend Chad McPhail in 2011), but that doesn't mean they don't have strong views on the subject. John Norris spoke to a few of them for a story in the Under the Radar magazine's

    Story - 2012-09-07 09:51

  • Quickies: Tuesday, June 14 2011

    Quickies: Tuesday, June 14 2011

    > The Weinstein Company has acquired Madonna 's feature-length directorial debut, W.E. , which tells the love story of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson spanning six decades, and it will distribute the film in the U.S . > The setlist for Britney Spears 's upcoming Femme Fatale tour , which kicks off in Sacramento, Calif. on Thursday, hits the web . > Singer Sia and girlfriend JD Samson (of Le Tigre and Men ) have reportedly split . > The lesbian blogger from Damascus that supposedly went missing

    Story - 2011-06-14 05:00

  • The Week in Music: October 25-29

    The Week in Music: October 25-29

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    Story - 2010-10-27 20:00

  • Help Fire Island-Loving Artists Strut Their Stuff

    Help Fire Island-Loving Artists Strut Their Stuff

    You have one night only to help the Fire Island Performance Series. This year marks the first Fire Island summer since Superstorm Sandy swept through the region, disrupting a gay haven already shaken by the fiery destruction of the legendary Pavilion nightclub, a space that's been rebuilt and will soon be open for business. And as Fire Island rebuilds, it appears to be, thankfully, losing some of its circuit party charm and reclaiming its truly creative spirit, the spirit that lured artists like Robert

    Story - 2013-05-16 17:16

  • LGBT icons, new and old

    LGBT icons, new and old

    Yet another amazing find on our 40th anniversary microsite: Advocate film critic Kyle Buchanan talks to the

    Story - 2007-09-18 00:00

  • Unselfish Selfies

    Unselfish Selfies

    When are selfies not narcissistic, self-promotional, and possibly inappropriately lewd? When they are made for a good cause!

    Story - 2014-05-15 05:02

  • Hot Sheet: February 28, 2014

    Hot Sheet: February 28, 2014

    The top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include the latest video from out musician Steve Grand, the operatic version of Billy Budd,

    Story - 2014-02-28 19:07

  • Cazwell Hosts Boombox on here! TV

    Cazwell Hosts Boombox on here! TV

    Nothing says summer like promenading down the boardwalk with your crew, caps turned backward, a Sony boombox propped on your shoulder blaring "Ice, Ice, Baby" as the sweat trickles down the small of your back.... Oh, wait. It's not 1989 anymore -- unless we're talking degrees Fahrenheit!  Luckily there's a new way to enjoy sizzling summer music in the comfort of your air-conditioned home.  Boombox , a new music show hosted by singer/rapper Cazwell , premieres today on on  here! TV  and  here! Online . The original series

    Story - 2011-06-10 09:30

  • Gay Men and Queer Women and the Cultural History of the Mustache

    Gay Men and Queer Women and the Cultural History of the Mustache

    In honor of a new book on the 'stache, here are 31 gay or bi folks who rock facial hair. The Walrus. The Captain. The

    Story - 2012-11-27 05:00

  • Op-ed: Why Antigone Rising and the Head of GLAAD Won't Be at Michfest

    Op-ed: Why Antigone Rising and the Head of GLAAD Won't Be at Michfest

    While transgender women become increasingly visible, there is one place where the promise of shared womanhood does not include them.

    Story - 2014-08-08 07:05

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