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Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé is the queer Black author taking the reading world by storm. The young writer has landed a million-dollar book deal in the States for her debut thriller Ace of Spades. Born in London, Àbíké-Íyímídé sought out reading as an escap
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Hope Tala
“I struggle with labels and I would rather be someone who just makes good music,” Hope Tala says over Zoom. London born and bred, Hope is a rising star melding anecdotal storytelling and fearless artistry to give way to an intrepid, thoughtful sound.
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Keala Kennelly
Keala Kennelly is a name that’s hard to miss in the surfing community. A driven record-breaker and LGBTQ+ activist, the 42-year-old has long dominated the waves, and shows no signs of slowing down. Growing up in a tight-knit surfing family and as a g
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Dove Cameron
When Dove Cameron confessed her bisexuality on Instagram Live last year, she feared the LGBTQ+ community would reject her. “I was never confused about who I was,” the former Disney star says with unwavering firmness. Video footage of the moment is ea
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Building Communities: How LGBTQ+ Creatives Are Bringing People Together
I’m a queer British Bangladeshi Muslim. Growing up in East London, living in some of the most diverse spaces in the UK, I’m used to being surrounded by people. Particularly within diaspora groups, community has been key as immigrant groups find their
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Power To The People: Why UK Black Pride Matters
What does Pride mean to you? In the LGBTQ+ community, the word has taken on the meaning of perseverance, defiance, love and power. But under all the various meanings the root of the word can be boiled down to liberation and acceptance. This multi-dim
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JGrrey is an industry powerhouse in the making, but she didn’t always want to be an artist. In fact, it took some convincing. “I have always been impressed by music, but I never really directly associated myself with it. It didn’t seem like something
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Steven Canals
“I don’t want Pose to just be a moment. I want Pose to be a movement,” says Steven Canals. We’re speaking with the co-creator and executive producer about the legacy of the breakout LGBTQ+ drama, which has revolutionised inclusivity and diversity on
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Aushik Elendra
Focused. Considered. Determined. Yet flowing with humility and warm hospitality. These are the words you’d describe Kaushik Velendra, the Indian-born London-based designer who is reinventing everything you know about tailoring and power dressing. He
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Gotta Have It
from £50, Right! If you want to live your Lizzie McGuire movie fantasy then you need to get your hands on the gorgeous new summer capsule drop from Fiorucci. Inspired by Italian summers, the La Pesca collection is a scenic fashion road t
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Mina Gerges
“As I’ve grown up and learned to embrace who I am, fashion became my way of telling the world that I know who I am and that I love my queerness,” says Mina Gerges, an exciting new talent shaking up the fashion world. The up-and-coming model is a vibr
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20 Year Champions: Celebrating More Than Movement
In partnership with Over the years, LGBTQ+ athletes have struggled with being publicly out and how they fit into mainstream sports culture. Out of sheer creativity and a need for representation, our community has uplifted one another to drive an incl
GAY TIMES7 min gelesenGender Studies
Gen Z Is Shaking Up Pride As We Know It
Pride is a hallmark of LGBTQ+ liberation. What began as an act of civil protest and activism has become the founding footsteps of emancipation from a heteronormative society. As we continue to strive for greater freedoms, it would be irreverent to ne
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Adam Lambert
“I am so excited about what Lil Nas X did,” says Adam Lambert down the phone. “I just think it’s high time we had somebody out there being exactly who they are.” The American singer-songwriter is full of passion and praise for pop culture’s latest qu
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Editor’s Letter
Pride will once again be a very different experience for most people this year. Some physical events are returning in a big way. Some have postponed for a second year. And others are continuing to build on the success of digital celebrations where th
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Finding Pride Despite The Prejudice.
From its inception in 2005, UK Black Pride has served as a critical convergence point for those who find themselves caught in the intersectional crosshairs of being both a minority and LGBTQ+. Intersectionality, a term conceptualized and coined by Ki
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“Before the pandemic I was very worried and was always looking at the numbers,” admits Anitta. “For me, it was all about the results. I was very pressured about getting bigger and getting more results, more this and more that.” When it comes to big n
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15 MINS WITH AN ICON Leslie Jordan
Honey… Leslie Jordan has conquered it all. Since arriving in Los Angeles in 1982 with just $1400 to try and make it in the entertainment industry, the legendary comedian has made hundreds of appearances across television, film and theatre - “Go to IM
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Olivia Lux
Olivia Lux kicked off 2021 with some much-needed pep and positivity as she sashayed into the werkroom for RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 earlier this year. Over the course of 13 episodes, the loveable entertainer became widely known as the franchise’s
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Rafael Silva
“The diversity and inclusivity of [9-1-1: Lone Star] resonates with people because that’s what the world has always looked like,” states a confident Rafael Silva. “We’ve always looked Indigenous, we’ve always looked Muslim, we’ve always looked Black,
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SCAN TO MEET i-A’WHORA This is a PSA! All other fashion queens need to stand down immediately. The real queen of fashion has arrived and she is about to blast you into a new dimension. Yes, some may say A’Whora got the infamous villain edit during he
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Pride with Purpose
With vaccines rolled-out and restrictions lifted in wealthier nations, many of us are looking forward to a more social summer. Pride events are set to take place throughout the US and Western Europe. But as we celebrate, several countries are facing
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“The amount of time it’s taken me to get into this interview and my phone is still playing up!” It’s 2021, so VINCINT having an absolute nightmare with his Zoom connection is an experience many of us can relate to by now. But hopefully this socially
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It’s A Sin
When it comes to LGBTQ+ inclusion and representation in mainstream television shows here in the UK, not many people get close to what Russell T Davies has achieved. During a career that has spanned nearly 35 years in the industry, the writer and exec
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My Full Stop: The Victim Impact Statement I was denied
The notion of victimhood is something that I have been asked to share with you today. To be able to humanise the case number that’s been assigned to my body, and instead share with you, the jury, what the actualities have been of living through this
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Editor’s Letter
I don’t have to remind you what a year 2020 has been. I think for many reasons, it is one that plenty of us are ready to leave behind. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected LGBTQ+ people. We know that. We are at a higher risk of suffe
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As our cover star Shea Couleé once put it, this era of RuPaul’s Drag Race will forever be known as the “Melanin Dynasty”. Following the win of Jaida Essence Hall on season 12 and Shea’s long-awaited induction into the Hall of Fame, the first season o
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Gotta Have It
In these blustery Winter days the smallest of pleasures is greatly needed. So add a touch of magic and charm to your technological best friend with the new CHAOS X THE DISNEY CLASSICS collection. Chaos designers Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall we
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