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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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Priyanka
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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Majur
“I want to help people through my music,” says Majur, “to cultivate a sense of togetherness, safeness and vulnerability in our community.” Identity and faith have always shaped Majur’s music. Blending notes of pop, R&B and Afropop, she’s fast becomin
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Someone Else Who Feels The Same
Heather Glazzard is a photographer originally from Halifax now based in London. Heather Glazzard’s work focuses on tender portraits of the LGBTQ+ community as well as self portraiture. We partnered with Heather and Nora to create a short film that do
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Crystal Methyd
“I definitely thought my life was going to be different,” laughs Crystal Methyd. “Way different.” We’re speaking with America’s Next (Next) Drag Superstar over Zoom (the new normal!), while she quarantines in a Manchester hotel room for her headline
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Miss Shalae
Birthed from the ballroom community, Miss Shalae has been redefining what it means to be a trans performer. Michell's Michaels aka Miss Shalae is more commonly known as a Beyonce impersonator that took social media by strom with her viral videos and
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Office Politics
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What Does Joe Biden’s Win Mean forLGBTQ+ People?
After four tense days of manicured nail biting, Joe Biden won the US presidency in early November. The mounting intensity of this election—which brought out more voters than ever before in the country’s history—finally broke into an avalanche of tear
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Honours 2020
We don’t have to remind you how much of a challenging year it’s been, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to recognise some of the best figures in LGBTQ+ activism and culture who have done remarkable things in the past 12 months. Last year’s GAY
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Arlo Parks
The rising star paving the way as a bedroom pop phenomenon. It’s lockdown season again, so it couldn’t be anymore fitting to interview Arlo Parks exactly where most of her music is written — her bedroom. Dressed in a relaxed auburn hoodie and an over
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Janaya Future Khan
The leader we have all been waiting for. Janaya Future Khan is the International Ambassador for Black Lives Matter, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto and Program Director for Color of Change, a leading civil rights organisation in the US. Also
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Kylie
Pop icon. Committed ally. Disco queen. If you were to hop into a TARDIS and land in the space above a stylish restaurant called Bluebird on King’s Road in London in the spring of 1994, chances are you’d stumble upon a 26-year-old Kylie Minogue in a l
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Tanya Compas
The youth worker and activist spreading LGBTQ+ love through humanity and humility. Tanya Compas introduces herself as a youth worker, but she’s become much more than that. The 28-year-old has become a symbol of dynamic, powerful grassroot change; cha
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Mermaids
For 25 years, this UK-based charity has changed the lives of trans youth for the better. Offering support for young people in the UK should never be debatable, and that’s something Mermaids, one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, embodies within i
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Taimi
Long before COVID-19 forced the world to lock down, Taimi were committed to creating and nurturing a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ people online. What started out as a dating app for gay men has blossomed into a dating and social platform for a
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Quinn
The Canadian pro soccer player on why trans representation is vital for the future of sports Sports has been a calling like no other for Quinn. With over 50 caps and a bronze Olympic medal to their name, the Canadian soccer player is on an unstoppabl
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Shea Couleé
Shea the Drag Slayer. Has a nice ring to it, huh? It’s a worthy title, considering how she’s Buffy Summers-ed her way through 2020. When the time came to decide who we’d recognise with the GAY TIMES Honour for Drag Hero, which was previously awarded
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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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Gay Times
Editorial Director Lewis Corner Fashion Editor Umar Sarwar Junior Art Director Jack Rowe Associate Editor Sam Damshenas US Commissioning Editor Oly Innes Contributing Editor Reeta Loi Contributing Editor Jamie Windust Junior Writer Zoya Raza-Sheikh J
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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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Jari Jones
Jari Jones unapologetically exudes activism, beauty and purpose. She’s more than just a model. She acts as a voice for plus-size women, a voice for trans women and an aspirational role model to the Black LGBTQ+ community across the world. “Black Live
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Gia Ford
Elton John. Frank Ocean. Freddie Mercury. Dusty Springfield. There’s a strong tradition of LGBTQ+ music acts creating stage personas and going on to change the cultural landscape. Adopting a new moniker allows you to create a whole new identity, or s
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Power of Pride
While last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion in New York City, it is 2020 that marks the 50th anniversary of the Pride movement. It was in 1970 that LGBTQ+ advocacy groups began marching in cities across the United States to
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Orville Peck
When the biggest night in music was in full swing back in February, Orville Peck found himself surrounded by legends and icons at the 62nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Little did he expect that one of those titans of music would be making a beeline
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The Spectrum of Love
Tears hit my cheeks in short sharp burning fragments like shrapnel, and I reel from what feels like the shock of a blow to the head. The pain churns my insides, my fists clenching as I buckle over. Urgh. My period is coming. Perhaps I was being a PMS
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Walt Disco
If I told you there’s an exciting new band from Glasgow with a gender non-conforming singer whose vocal sounds like it should be on The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack, they’ve named their new EP after vintage gay porn, and have a song inspired
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15 Mins With An Icon shania Twain
To this very day, Shania Twain holds the record for the biggest-selling album by a female artist ever with 1997’s Come On Over shifting more than 40 million units worldwide. But this year she’s celebrating the album that changed her life forever. Sha
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Tinashe
Given that Tinashe has made some of the most effortlessly sensual music of the past decade, from her stunning club banger 2 On to her stellar feature on Britney Spears’ sweetly suggestive Slumber Party (Remix), it’s surprising to hear her say she’s “
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Pride vs Politics
As someone who owns a ‘Thou shalt never fuck a Tory’ t-shirt, I guess it’s fair to say that I’ve always been political. There are two nights a year (election permitting) where I’ll stay up to the early hours, and that’s election night, and the Eurovi
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