Out Music: Angel Baribeau ‘Wish We Were Older’

(screen capture from 'Wish We Were Older')
(screen capture from 'Wish We Were Older')
(screen capture from ‘Wish We Were Older’)

Queer, non-binary, Indigenous pop singer/songwriter Angel Baribeau – based in Cree Nation of Mistissini, Quebec – tells a tale of love and loss passed to the next generation in this, their newest video for “Wish We Were Older” — available now.

Depicting an elderly woman reminiscing with visual memories about her past, the snapshots weave through love and loss and illustrate an uplifting timeline of her life as a queer woman.

The pop track bursts with the exuberance of youthful impatience and yearning as Baribeau’s bright, upbeat vocals surge like a dopamine rush.

I want you, and I want you tonight
I’ll love you for the rest of my life
I can’t wait for the day to arrive
We all want to be younger but I wish we were older
I wish we were older

“This music video will be a recounting of a lifetime of true love between an elderly 2 spirit Indigenous couple,” director Patrick Shannon shares of the video’s scope. It shows “the challenges, the joy, the raising of a family in a community where that isn’t common. It’s somber, but beautiful — and a reminder that everyone can find love and bring beauty into this world.”

Angel Baribeau (photo: Sukhdev Benning)

“Working with an all-Indigenous cast for this video is an incredibly proud moment for me,” Baribeau continues. “I often talk about the importance of Indigenous and Queer representation, and this video is my hope for continuously providing that for Indigenous and Queer youth.”

“It’s important to see yourself in the world, and to have an image reflected back at you that accurately represents you,” says Baribeau. “To see that positive imagery is fundamental to a child; at least, it was to me.”

“If you don’t see yourself in the world, you might come to question whether your existence is valid,” Baribeau added. “I felt this way for many years while growing up and it was only when I saw more folks like me I realized it’s okay for me to take up space.”

For more info head over to Angel’s official website here.

Roseanne: “I Put The ‘Q’ In Queer”

Roseanne Barr takes to her YouTube channel to come out as 'queer' - "I put the 'Q' in LGBTQ"
Roseanne Barr muses on the word ‘fag’ in her car

Roseanne Barr took to her YouTube channel to share some odd musings on the use of the word ‘fag,’ and how she herself put the ‘Q’ in LGBTQ.

The comedienne began in a pensive mood, complaining about the use of the ‘F’ word.

“Man, the word ‘fag’ is a really hateful word, isn’t it?,” begins the comedian while apparently sitting in her car. “Especially when it’s when it’s like one gay calling another gay guy that? Hoo! Have you ever been in the middle of one of them hate marriages? Hoo! It’s like, wait a minute, we’re not supposed to say that word. How come you’resaying that word? What?”

She then complains that while some members of the LGBTQ community use the word, she as a straight woman is not allowed to use the slur.

“Oh, Ijust can’t say that word,” she says. “Well, I can when I’m in the house, but I can’t say it outside the house. Okay, I get your rules.”

“But it is a hateful word and we should get rid of it,” she decides, but then clarifies, “Get rid of it being spoken.”

Ok, so folks should stop saying the word but they can write it? No. Paint it on a wall? No.

The 66-year-old then appears to take partial ownership of the slur by declaring she, herself, is ‘queer.’

“All that LGBTQ stuff, let me just be real, I put the Q in the LGBTQ,” announces the dethroned sitcom queen. “Okay, because I am queer as two motherf**kers.”

Now, we’re off in the underbrush on the way to Poughkeepsie, but we gotta see where this goes, right?

“I’m queer, I’m alien, I don’t belong here with all these people,” she adds although it appears she’s alone, but, you know. “They makes no sense. Theyare very queer.”

“That makes me queer, I guess,” she declares in summation as she starts her car. “But I did put the Q in it. Bye!”

And, exit stage right.

Homophobe Hurls Every Gay Slur She Knows At Spa Customer “F*ggot, Sissy, Queer!”

Facebook user Christopher Brown stopped by his favorite foot spa on December 30 to treat himself to some post-holiday pampering.

But shortly after he sat down for him mani-pedi, he became the target of a rude woman who called him “f*ggot,” “sissy” and “queer.”

The altercation began when Brown asked the woman if she would take her phone off speak as she was carrying on a full voice conversation with her daughter via FaceTime. There were signs in the spa requesting customers to keep noise to a minimum.

Her response? According to Brown, she told her daughter, “Hold on, I need to take care of this f*ggot.”

That’s when he began recording the incident.

The woman demanded that the spa employees throw Brown out saying he had “harassed” her in asking her to turn down her volume.

“It’s either him or me,” the woman says over and over in the video. “He bothered me for no reason. He harassed me for no reason, telling me to get off of my phone.”

When her demands aren’t met, she finally gets up to leave, telling Brown, “Keep recording sissy, keep recording because you probably wish you had a c*nt like me, right?”

And as she storms out she throw out a string of homophobic slurs, “F*ggot, sissy, queer, fag – eat my p*ssy!”

Doesn’t she seem nice?

In posting the video to Facebook, where it’s garnered over 218K views since last Thursday, Brown says he shared the incident to show that “even in the Seattle region, life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows for the LGBT community.”

He adds, “There’s still work to do folks. #resist.”

Watch the brief video below.

And please feel free to share with this everywhere. I’d love for the world to find out who this charming lady is.

(h/t Queerty)

Rolling Stone: Janelle Monáe Comes Out As “Queer Black Woman”

In a new cover story interview for Rolling Stone, singer/actress Janelle Monáe comes out as “a queer black woman” and says she identifies as “pansexual.”

“Being a queer black woman in America,” she says, taking a breath as she comes out, “someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker.” She initially identified as bisexual, she clarifies, “but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too.’ I’m open to learning more about who I am.”

As many have noted, Monáe’s latest music videos for her new album Dirty Computer have been filled with sexual themes and imagery.

Here’s her most recent, “PYNK.”

(h/t JoeMyGod)