Alexey Kim

Founder

Alexey Kim is a New York City–based independent queer artist, writer, journalist, and photographer. He is the founder of the LGBTQIA+ focused news editorial vertical Sidewalkkilla.com. Alexey was born in Kazakhstan, formerly part of the USSR, eventually moving to the US in his early teens. 

CONTRIBUTIONS

RFTCA: HIV/AIDS Cure Won’t Come in a Pill

We are finally starting to see the day where getting rid of HIV/AIDS is plausible, scientifically thinkable.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020: Remembering Amelia

On this day of International Transgender Visibility let's remember to support our trans friends and remember the ones gone too soon, like Amelia.

Spectrum Formosus Carves Out Space For Techno Loving Queers In Mountainous Outskirts Of Taipei

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Being Queer When Noone’s Watching

@ARTpartmentNYC curates and exhibits queer art out of a Brooklyn apartment.

The Stonewall Protests are Here to Abolish the System

Every Thursday, Black queer and trans activists assemble at The Stonewall Inn to fight for all Black life and abolish the system.

NYC’s Biggest Drag Festival Sort of Just Happened in Spite of Corona

The social-distancing event happened over the course of a Saturday evening in Maria Hernandez Park in Brooklyn.

We Need to Talk About Belarus

Because it might be a cautionary tale for the upcoming US elections.

Ball to Action: Ballroom-Styled Direct Action Event for #OccupyCityHall

The Ballroom community and Kiki Scene get together to speak out against police and state violence at #OccupyCityHall.

J’royce Jata: “Soft” EP First Listen

“The reason I called it Soft is because Black men do not get the opportunity to show our many facets, as much as our counterparts."

Amsterdam Pride Walk: Walking For Those Who Cannot Join

The annual Amsterdam Pride Walk has been cancelled in 2020 due to coronavirus, but it still serves as a good reminder of why Pride marches started happening in the first place.

Dèvo Monique: Dear White People

NYC-based Black drag performer Dèvo Monique addresses Black queerness in relationship to the NYC nightlife scene, the BLM movement, and white society.

This Is The Future Queer Liberation Protesters Are Fighting For

"It’s 2020, and we are still dealing with issues that we’ve been dealing with for hundreds of years. It’s ridiculous. This needs to end now."

Untitled (America) Is Our Future (?)

Brooklyn-based drag artist Untitled Queen offers a glimpse at a new America, through her July 4th digital fundraiser.

Bushwig Celebrates Pride & Rides In Solidarity With BLM

Bushwig drag festival celebrates Pride and honors the Black Lives Matter movement in Brooklyn, NY.

HBO’s “We’re Here” Creators On Why It’s More Than Just A Show About Drag Queens

Lucia Fuscia and Benjy Bradshaw sat down with the creators of the HBO series "We're Here" to talk about the heartwarming reality show.

Looking Back At Miami’s First Controversial Wynwood Pride

In 2019, Miami's 1st Wynwood Pride split local talent into 2 opposing camps. In 2020, the festival is back in digital form.

Queer Juneteenth Jubilee in Harlem

Three black led organizations bring Juneteenth Jubilee to Harlem, celebrating Black Lives through Joy- a celebration in the form of protest.

15K People Show Up For Black Trans Lives At Brooklyn Liberation March

On June 14, 2020, 15K people wearing all white, marched at Brooklyn Liberation for Black Trans Lives.

NYC Anti-Cop Riots

As the political unrest over police brutality is sweeping over the nation, a New York protest by Barclays Center quickly escalates into a riot.

CT Hedden’s “QuarantQueen” Ball At The Met

Met Gala is postponed, but some queens decided to get together and throw their own social distancing inspired Ball at the steps of the museum.

About Martyr

Alexey Kim is a New York City–based independent queer artist, writer, journalist, and photographer. He is the founder of the LGBTQIA+ focused news editorial vertical Sidewalkkilla.com. Alexey was born in Kazakhstan, formerly part of the USSR, eventually moving to the US in his early teens.


Alexey started his career as a photo contributor to Gayletter magazine in June 2018, covering events, parties, and fashion shows, and photographing still life and editorial shoots for the magazine’s blog as well as print issues of the magazine.


Alexey’s work has also been published in The New York Times, New York Magazine, V magazine, WWD, Paper, Out, The Cut, them., Glamour, Advocate, People, Buzzfeed and more.


In June 2019 Alexey decided to start his own venture and founded an LGBTQIA+ news editorial vertical called Sidewalkkilla.com, concentrating on nightlife, events, and personal stories from the LGBTQIA+ community.


Alexey has extensive experience in social media management, still, product, portrait, fashion, event, and nightlife photography. His past and present clients include Indochine NYC, Sotheby’s, Douglas Elliman, Geena Rocero, Major Food Group, Gayletter, The Beau Next Door, Flowerling, EdoEyen, Revery clothing, and Octomobility.