Serpentwithfeet shares the importance of LGBTQIA+ youth centering themselves all year.
Pride means many things to LGBTQIA+ communities across the country. From celebrating our identities and our experiences, to self and community affirmations, Pride is a moment to be exactly who we are—and we are Unstoppable Together. It is an expression of liberation, a protest against oppressions, and a remembrance of our queer and trans families, elders, and ancestors.
Most Pride-centric initiatives don’t authentically speak to LGBTQIA+ communities and ignore our lived realities beyond the frame of “coming out” and Pride parades. We believe Pride Powers Our Future, so we’ve teamed up with T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, and Complex to celebrate Pride 3-6-5 with a video series highlighting the voices of LGBTQIA+ changemakers. We are elevating their stories and perspectives beyond June because we’re queer and trans 365 days a year.
Our next changemaker is Serpentwithfeet (he/him), an LA-based experimental artist whose second studio album, DEACON, was released this year. Drawing from both gospel and R&B influences, Serpentwithfeet’s latest project is particularly atmospheric, romantic, and idyllic. A perfect tone infused with joy that highlights Black queer love at a time when it feels most necessary.
In this second Pride 3-6-5 feature, Serpentwithfeet tells us what Pride means to him, the importance of LGBTQIA+ community, and how queer and trans youth can center themselves throughout the year.
Catch every Pride 3-6-5 feature across Complex, Wear Your Voice, and T-Mobile’s channels, and learn more about our first changemaker, Tunde Olaniran here. Be sure to stay tuned for more of our exciting, groundbreaking guests!
In Partnership with:
Producer: Hope Harris/Lolaworks
Music: Tomu DJ
Images: Kadeem Johnson, Heather Mount, Tanushree Rao, Oliver Cole, Edgar Chaparro
Performance Footage: Serpentwithfeet and EQT