Artist Stephen Milner’s Work Creates an Alternative, Queer Surf History

“A SPIRITUAL GOOD TIME” FLIPS SURF MEDIA’S HISTORICALLY-HETERO-MALE GAZE ON ITS HEAD Originally published by SURFER “Sex sells” is an adage that publishers and agency executives have embraced since time immemorial. And, historically speaking, perhaps no media space has committed to that line more than surfing. From John Peck’s classic “Penetrator” surfboard to Lightning Bolt […]

Members’ blog: Tyler Megarry

Originally published on “Site’s like offer me that opportunity to connect with queer people over a shared love of surfing. It offers a space for that particular part of my identity where surfing and being queer overlap to just exist and be expressed with others who have that shared experience. There’s something really […]

Les saints de Kiko

I am a gay surfer from France, in the process of making a film in Hossegor, south west France called “Les saints de Kiko“. The film tells the story of a japanese female illustratrator who spies on and draws men making love on the beach. The drawings will be made by Gengoroh Tagame (the pope […]

The Ghost Ship

THE GHOST SHIP from Brett Shaw on Vimeo. Life can be brutal. Often we focus on the joy and fun and freedom of surfing. There they are, these pleasures of surfing sparkling in the water, rising in us as we jump to our feet, filling us as we feel our strength pulling us into a […]

The Invisible Edge

Ian Thomson, the director behind OUT IN THE LINEUP, is now working on his next project: a short film and website called THE INVISIBLE EDGE. The film looks at the mental health issues facing men in rural Australia. Ian hopes that through storytelling he can help connect those in need with information, services and resources. In […]

Artist surfer from Greece

On a recent trip to Greece I was told I had to meet Dimitris Liossis a greek gay surfer. I was also told he was one of the best BMX rider in Greece, one of the best snowboarder in Greece, skate-boarder and many other extreme sports ! Dimitri is also an artist and his latest work […]

Pro surfer surprised when he comes out to his mates

  Outsports interviews pro who feared people would stereotype him Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 December, 2015 – Since “Out in the Lineup”, the documentary about gay and lesbian surfers, has travelled globally to a warm receptions at various film festivals, there has been more focus on the issue of surf culture and its acceptance, or […]

Article on Glen Walsh, by OUTERKNOWN

October 14 2015 – Written by Jamie Brisick and originally posted by OUTERKNOWN From inception, we at Outerknown have focused on doing things differently. The meaning of our mission is in our name – ‘the furthest reaches of what we understand today.’ With this in mind, we intend to bring stories forward that not only […]

From Brazil to the Great Lakes

Growing up surfing in Brazil and finding out that I was gay as a teenager presented some challenges for me. During many years of my life I had to put surfing aside to navigate the rough waters of my sexuality. I moved to California when I was 20 years old, and surfed for many years […]

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