Boy Ballet Dancer

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Not many boys dance ballet, but 11-year-old Gabriel Romero, who trains at Thom McIntyre’s Philadelphia Dance Center, is the ultimate boy ballerina (or ballerino). Even if he’s the only boy ballet dancer among dozens of girls, Gabe doesn’t let it get to him. He’s in the studio and at the barre for one key reason: dance is his passion, and he’s not afraid to express it.

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I love You Both

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So Wild is the debut single of I Love You Both, a Ukrainian band by Oleg Zhezhel (best known for his former project Kazaky) which has a heavy focus on a surprising subject: bisexuality. The band is made up of two boys, Roman and Nazar, and one girl, Dasha.

So Wild is about the disappointment and despair of teens stuck between childhood and adulthood. It’s about a lost generation that wants to find itself but isn’t sure how.

The Village

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Wrabel’s music video The Village follows a transgender teen struggling to find acceptance. The five-minute video doesn’t shy away from highlighting the daily struggles of many transgender teenagers, beginning with a scene in which the protagonist’s father bursts in on their attempting to conceal their breasts with tape. “In nature, a flock will attack any bird that is more colorful than the others because being different is seen as a threat,” reads the video’s opening titles.

As the story develops, we follow the protagonist through awkward family dinners and toxic high school hallways until an uplifting ending. Meanwhile, Wrabel croons lyrics about being misunderstood at a piano — “there’s nothing wrong with you / it’s true,” he belts, his cheeks streaked with a rainbow of paint.