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K.J. Rawson on the Impact of Lil Nas X

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Lil Nas X attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Lil Nas X at the 2021 Met Gala wearing a gold Iron Man-style suit of armor.

“There is a long and fabulous tradition of queer artists breaking the mold, but Lil Nas X seems to be shattering all the molds…as a young, Black, queer artist who is fearlessly pushing boundaries, he is in a class unto his own.”

K.J. Rawson, Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Coordinator of the Digital Integration Teaching Initiative, was featured in News@Northeastern last week speaking on Lil Nas X’s impact on popular culture as a Black, gay man transforming “the landscape of queer possibilities.”

Read the full article on the N@N website.

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