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Soundcheck: The Out100

The musicians from the past 16 years of the Out100.

Listen below:


7_caseyspooner Fischerspooner, We Are Electric

12_gleecast Glee Cast, I Want to Hold Your Hand

10_keleokereke Kele, Tenderoni

8_jenniferknapp Jennifer Knapp, Dive In

1_rickymartin Ricky Martin feat. Joss Stone, The Best Thing About Me Is You

9_owenpallett Owen Pallett, Lewis Takes His Shirt Off

11_katyperry Katy Perry, Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

6_michaelstipe3 R.E.M., Discoverer

13_rupaul RuPaul, Jealous of My Boogie

2_scissorsisters Scissor Sisters, Any Which Way

5_vw Vampire Weekend, Giving Up the Gun

3_rufuswainwright3 Rufus Wainwright, Who Are You New York?

4_chelywright Chely Wright, Broken


4_jonsibirgisson Jonsi, Go Do

1_adamlambert Adam Lambert, Whataya Want from Me

2_cyndilauper Cyndi Lauper, Just Your Fool

7_mattmorris Matt Morris, Money

6_jonginoli Pansy Division, That's So Gay

5_wl Wendy & Lisa, You and I

3_willyoung Will Young, Leave Right Now


4_bradfordcox Deerhunter, Vox Celeste

5_missyhiggins Missy Higgins, Where I Stood

3_ourladyj Our Lady J, Last Night

7_amandapalmer Amanda Palmer, The Point of It All

1_katyperry Katy Perry, I Kissed a Girl

8_sia Sia, The Girl You Lost to Cocaine

6_teganandsara Tegan and Sara, Back In Your Head

2_jamiestewart Xiu Xiu, Under Pressure


6_antonyhegarty Antony and the Johnsons, Sing for Me

4_biancacasady Cocorosie, Promise

3_dangillespiesells The Feeling, I Thought It Was Over

2_bethditto Gossip, Jealous Girls

5_eddroste Grizzy Bear, Knife

1_jenniferhudson Jennifer Hudson, Spotlight

8_ivrilider Ivri Lider, Jesse

7_drewdanielsmcschmidt Matmos, Rainbow Flag

10_nicomuhly Nico Muhly, I. Archive

9_lucassilveira Lucas Silveira, Complicated


1_darrenhayes Darren Hayes, So Beautiful

2_georgemichael2 George Michael, Faith


6_melissaetheridge6 Melissa Etheridge, I Run for Life

2_marygauthier Mary Gauthier, Mercy Now

1_lesleygore Lesley Gore, Better Angels

3_eltonjohn6 Elton John, Weight of the World

4_lindaperry Linda Perry, Life In a Bottle

5_robhalford Judas Priest, Revolution


1_kdlang2 k.d. lang, Bird On a Wire


1_skottfreedman Skott Freedman, Some Company


1_stephinmerritt2 Stephin Merrit, Some Summer Day

2_meshellndegeocello4 Meshell Ndegeocello, Earth


2_anidifranco2 Ani Difranco, So What

6_melissaetheridge5 Melissa Etheridge, Lover Please

5_michaelstipe2 R.E.M., Imitation of Life

1_sleaterkinney3 Sleater-Kinney, The Ballad of a Ladyman

3_chuckpanozzo Styx, Mademoiselle

4_rufuswainwright2 Rufus Wainwright, Grey Gardens


1_daviddaniels David Daniels, Serenade

2_melissaetheridge4 Melissa Etheridge, Angel Would Fall

3_eltonjohn4 Elton John, Something About the Way You Look Tonight

4_stephinmerritt1 The Magnetic Fields, Chicken With Its Head Cut Off

5_meshellndegeocello3 Meshell Ndegeocello, Bitter

6_sleaterkinney2 Sleater-Kinney, You're No Rock 'n Roll Fun


2_georgemichael1 George Michael, Careless Whisper

4_queenpen Queen Pen, Party Ain't a Party

3_michaelstipe1 R.E.M., Daysleeper

1_rufuswainwright1 Rufus Wainwright, Beauty Mark


2_anidifranco1 Ani Difranco, Glass House

3_eltonjohn3 Elton John, Candle In the Wind

1_sleaterkinney1 Sleater-Kinney, Big Big Lights


1_melissaetheridge3 Melissa Etheridge, I'm the Only One

3_meshellndegeocello2 Meshell Ndegeocello, Make Me Wanna Holler

2_rupaul RuPaul, Snapshot


1_melissaetheridge2 Melissa Etheridge, I Want to Come Over

2_rem R.E.M., Electrolite

3_eltonjohn2 Elton John, Believe

4_boygeorge Boy George, Same Thing In Reverse


1_melissaetheridge1 Melissa Etheridge, Come to My Window

5_amyray Indigo Girls, Power of Two

2_eltonjohn1 Elton John, Can You Feel the Love Tonight

3_kdlang1 k.d. lang, World of Love

4_meshellndegeocello1 Meshell Ndegeocello, I'm Diggin You (Like an Old Soul Record)

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    X (@hoodopulence; @SharSaysSo; @Creat1ve)
    @hoodopulence; @SharSaysSo; @Creat1ve
    X (@hoodopulence; @SharSaysSo; @Creat1ve)

    10 of our fave Black queer content creators that you should be following

    If you're not following these Black queer content creators yet, you're definitely missing out!

    Go press that follow button!

    @hoodopulence; @SharSaysSo; @Creat1ve(L-R) @hoodopulence; @SharSaysSo; @Creat1veX (@hoodopulence; @SharSaysSo; @Creat1ve)

    X (formerly known as Twitter) just wouldn't be the same without Black creators and culture shapers, am I right? These Black creators keep our feeds buzzing with their sharp wit, boundless creativity, and infectious energy. Moreover, let's not overlook the impact they're also making beyond the screen.

    From activists stirring up change to artists breaking barriers to comedians spreading joy to scholars dropping knowledge bombs, these individuals aren't just crafting X posts — they're shaping movements and pushing boundaries in the quest for equality and representation. Whether they're sharing side-splitting memes or sparking profound conversations, they're rewriting the rulebook for digital discourse.

    Drumroll, please! Out has curated a stellar lineup of 10 Black queer mavens that you simply can't afford to miss on X. So, get ready to infuse your timeline with a healthy dose of brilliance, laughter, and inspiration!

    10. Xavier "Xay" Yarbrough (publicist)

    X: @hoodopulence

    "On my page, you'll discover a vibrant blend of entertainment, spanning from reality TV to anime, and featuring the hottest shows of the moment. My aim is to ignite inspiration and foster engagement through my commentary, a goal that resonates well in the interactive realm of the internet. Moreover, my platform serves as a nexus, uniting diverse communities. Here, fans of The Real Housewives mingle with fellow enthusiasts of nerd culture, often embodying both identities simultaneously. By showcasing this eclectic mix of interests, I celebrate my uniqueness and invite others to join in the celebration."

    — Xavier "Xay" Yarbrough

    9. Nate Vinson (social media manager)

    X: @TheGreatIsNate

    "When you visit my X page, you'll find a smorgasbord of commentary that usually intersects with black culture. Music, television, film, entertainment news, fashion, other aspects of pop culture — whatever it is, I'm posting some kind of reference, meme, or article about it. There isn't a day that I don't tweet about an R&B artist of some kind, whether it's a throwback or the latest record that's bound to be a hit. I've also become a champion of Black television lately, from any Issa Rae production to Bravo's latest black-centric offering Summer House: Martha's Vineyard. I love to laugh, I love to be informed and I enjoy the art of entertainment — all of that is reflected in how I approach my social platforming."

    — Nate Vinson

    8. Shar Jossell (entertainment journalist & media personality)

    X: @SharSaysSo

    "When skimming my social media accounts, you'll find a healthy mix of newsworthy pop culture and political commentary. I have a keen eye for authenticity and critical assessment that helps in informing the work I do."

    — Shar Jossell

    7. Philaye (film producer and content creator)

    X: @philayefilms_

    On Philaye's X page, you can find comedy videos surrounding Black LGBTQ+ topics, filmmaking content and updates, light-hearted/silly commentary on pop culture and current events, as well as general good vibes.

    6. Kyle Price ('Make It A Moment' founder)

    X: @kp_official_1

    "On my [X page], I strive to cultivate an inclusive environment where fun and meaningful interactions flourish. It's a platform where I engage in vital social commentary, creating a safe haven for individuals to explore the full spectrum of their emotional journey. In a digital landscape that can often feel isolating, my aim is to foster connections and provide a space where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued."

    — Kyle Price

    5. Nicholas J. Davison (graphic designer, freelance creative director, & social media content creator)

    X: @Creat1ve

    "On my page, you'll find everything from reality TV to anime, and all the hottest shows of the moment. I love when folks drop by and get inspired to chat about what's going on. It's like a big party where everyone's voice gets heard! Plus, I love how my page brings different groups together. You've got the Real Housewives crew mixing it up with the nerdy crowd, and often, folks are both! It's all about celebrating what makes us unique, right?"

    — Nicholas J. Davison

    4. Manny (content creator)

    X: @cuddapotato

    "What [people] can find is a chaotic blend of the times. Music mixes I occasionally post that blend past sounds to current releases. My takes on politics that affect Black and Queer people. The never-ending hyper-fixation on Beyoncé and memes I randomly plague X with."

    — Manny

    3. Shelton Boyd-Griffith (fashion & culture writer; heavily opinionated butch queen)

    X: @flyrebel

    "As a fashion and culture writer, my social media accounts are really reflective of that. From fashion deep dives (with a witty twist) and takes on art, design and pop culture and the intersections in between, to lots of RHOA memes/gifs, and all things Black and Queer."

    — Shelton Boyd-Griffith

    2. Brandivo / Brandan (style curator)

    X: @Brandivo

    "Opinionated millennial thoughts on fashion updates, daily 'fit' pics, female rap debates, my love for R&B music, reality TV show commentary, and posts about 'my man my man my man' fill my social media feed."

    — Brandivo

    1. Melayela (award-winning designer)

    X: @_melayela_

    "On my page, I've got a fun blend of pop culture and music memes that always get a good chuckle. And when I'm not creating those viral videos that catch the eye of celebs, I'm putting my skills to use as a video designer for Sony Music's family of labels."

    — Melayela

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