By Josh Hinkle
Originally published on Advocate.com February 14 2012 3:41 PM ET
Queer dance band Tayisha Busay is one of three LGBT groups to release special Valentine's Day related music videos with its newest creation, "Heartmeat/Lovemuscle."
Band member Brandon Lalavek describes this slow jam is an "homage to our loves past and
present, as well as a defining moment as a band to learn how to breathe and let
a song flow."
The video features Lalavek attempting to
sign the words heartmeat and lovemuscle. This was added to the video after an
active deaf lesbian community in Washington D.C. requested the songs be
translated for a concert.
Rocco Katastrophe first released his video for "Eat
Everything" with Out.com. The video was directed and filmed by transgender photographer Amos Mac and features Margaret Cho.
“It's my hope this track
becomes an anthem for emo eaters everywhere,” Katastrophe said. "Eat
Everything" is from Katastrophe's upcoming album, Second Hand
"Runaway" by Jessie and the Toy Boys is a track written from the heart. The song, available to download for free on the video's YouTube page, is about feeling pressure from society and their parents to be something they are not.
"The song is ultimately about breaking free and following your heart," Jessie said. "I wanted to make a music video that told a similar story in relation to gay marriage."
Jessie and the Toy Boys opened for Britney Spears last summer while she was on tour.