This Pride Month, XYZ is highlighting our inspiring LGTBQ+ members of the .xyz community. Previously, we’ve featured software platform Pronouny.xyz, which is designed to simplify and promote the practice of sharing personal pronouns and gender-neutral language. We introduced you to 3D designer and software instructor Erindale Woodford, who uses Erindale.xyz to display their design work and online coursework. We showcased multimedia collective SuperstarX.xyz, which is aimed at destigmatizing and celebrating our differences. These LGTBQ+ members help define our community with their innovation, creativity, and pride. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll share a few more LGBTQ+ members of the .xyz community whose websites can serve as an inspiration for your own prideful online presence.
LongDriveHome.xyz is the online home of a collaborative NFT project aimed at re-centering NFTs to be about making stunning art responsibly. The carbon neutral project is led by AM, a self-proclaimed queer female artist of color who is studying fine arts at Yale University.
As shared on the homepage, LongDriveHome.xyz is a collaboration between AM and interested participants. AM will illustrate the assets, while participants assemble them into a work of art. The result is aimed to be a community-curated pool of generative artwork that is shaped by its members. Participants will gain a unique urban landscape digital painting NFT that combines “the mundane, extraordinary, and terrifying.” Each piece is intended to be an ode to our urbanized, intimate, colorful, chaotic world. The NFT serves as a certificate of authenticity, and a ticket for holder-exclusive airdrops, physical exhibitions, and early access to future projects. After 10,000 pieces are minted, the marketplace and a DAO-powered leaderboard will commence. The project will culminate in a physical show, and exhibition sales will be dispersed via smart contract. You can learn more about this innovative NFT project by visiting LongDriveHome.xyz.
TrashMag.xyz is the online home of women and queer-led independent zine Trash Mag, a publication aimed at cultivating community through creativity. The zine has core values such as independence, empathy, vulnerability, community, and representation, which help inform and guide their issues. Each issue features submissions from around the world, including an interview with Madison Sinclair from the Harry Styles and Twilight-focused merch brand, BugGirl200, and an essay on normalizing embarrassing moments, because we all have them. TrashMag.xyz is currently managed by friends Sara Ghassemzadeh and Bergen Flom. Sara is a queer Persian artist and Sociology student living in Pasadena, California, while Bergen is an artist and ad agency creative living in New York City. Together they also design music and gallery events in cities around the United States.
The platform is also home to an online marketplace featuring digital and physical copies of Trash Mag, as well as unique merchandise like earrings, stickers, totes, and T-shirts. TrashMag.xyz uses the branded email address [email protected] to correspond with readers and interested writers, which helps to generate trust. As highlighted in our recent Quarterly Report, when you have an email address directly associated with your domain name, customers can use that email address to find your website and have confidence that they’re reaching out to the appropriate contact. You can learn more by following the zine on Facebook and Instagram, by subscribing on Patreon, or by visiting TrashMag.xyz.
IridescentWave.xyz is a blog dedicated to featuring diverse voices in web3 music. The blog is the passion project of artist, podcaster, and radio show host Celia Inside, who believes “we need more women and/or queer artists, and especially people of color, in web3.” IridescentWave.xyz features weekly posts from Celia such as essays and interviews with various web3-focused musicians. Each feature specifies the artist’s pronouns in an effort to normalize pronoun-sharing and help everyone feel comfortable. Recent posts include an interview with musician Carla the Poet, which shares Carla’s musical inspirations and advice for artists entering the web3 landscape, and a feature from Cecilia about how to build community in the emerging web3 music scene.
In addition to establishing herself in web3, Celia hopes IridescentWave.xyz can help her connect with more artists and creators in the space. She also hopes IridescentWave.xyz can serve as a bridge for music fans who are new to web3. As Celia explained to us, “.XYZ is the domain of web3, and therefore, of the future! Since we’re a web3 music blog strongly featuring QPOC, joining the .xyz team seemed like the only logical choice for Iridescent Wave!” For more information, follow the blog on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, by subscribing on Patreon, or by visiting IridescentWave.xyz.
We appreciate our forward-thinking, collaborative, and creative .xyz community members like LongDriveHome.xyz, TrashMag.xyz, and IridescentWave.xyz. We wish everyone a safe, celebratory, and happy Pride Month. Please be excellent to each other.
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