GAY TIMES Issue 495

GAY TIMES Magazine is the first word on queer culture. For decades we’ve been at the forefront of the fight towards LGBTQ+ liberation, spotlighting queer talent, reporting on LGBTQ+ issues, and putting the community and its allies at the centre of our content. Our queer-first storytelling aims to bring us closer together, empathise with our queer siblings from diverse experiences, and challenge bigotry and discrimination in all its forms. Through interviews and features with people from the world of music, fashion, film, TV, the arts, and community-led campaigns, our exploration of queer culture and the power it posesses to instigate real change continues to chronicle the long-fought journey towards true liberation.

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1 min
thank you.

First of all, thank you for purchasing Gay Times Magazine. You’ve shown your support of not only queer publishing and media, but the experiences of the wider LGBTQ community. If you’d like to continue reading Gay Times Magazine, the best value can be found in our varying subscription options. As a subscriber you’ll enjoy unparalleled access to the latest in queer culture, delivered to your door (before the shops) each and every month. You’ll also make great savings - up 42% per issue in fact! Best of all - if you purchase an annual subscription today, we’ll refund the cost of your last issue for you straight away! All you need to do is use the discount code: at the checkout and you will only pay £30 for 12 issues of Gay Times…

4 min
a note from us.

Music has always played a huge role in queer culture. From pioneering artists like David Bowie and Sylvester challenging gender norms while banging out iconic anthems, to the likes of Bronski Beat, Culture Club and Frankie Goes To Hollywood joining the ranks of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and Elton John as world-conquering queer superstars captivating the mainstream with their music through the 1980s. When you add George Michael, K.D.Lang and Pet Shop Boys who, following their public coming out journeys in the 1990s, became even more open and vulnerable in their songwriting, there was finally some highly visible queer magnificence inspiring a generation of young LGBTQ people. In a slow but steady stride forward, these artists changed the narrative, showing that LGBTQ people are creative trailblazers who can thrive and be…

6 min
the love list.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME (in cinemas from 25 April) Has there ever been this much anticipation for a film? Ever? Avengers: Endgame sees the return of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) as they team up with several other heroes-including Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) to reverse the catastrophic events caused by Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Infinity War. With the last film becoming the third highest-grossing film of all time, with a worldwide total of over 2 billion dollars, all eyes are on Endgame to potentially become the most financially successful film in history. Will it beat Avatar’s 2.7 billion dollar total? If there’s any film that can do it, it’s Endgame. SD GAME OF THRONES (final…

2 min
how’s your head(phones)?

SOUNDS LIKE LUXURY. If you’re looking to treat yourself–and we mean really treat yourself–Luzli’s new Roller MK01 design offers luxury headphones with superior levels of craftsmanship. More akin to their high end timepieces, their engineers have combined technological innovation and a quality finish for a truly spectacular final product. And when the headband is rolled up, they become the smallest form-factor travel headphones in the world. All you’d need then is that private jet. (Luzli’s Roller MK01 range is available in silver and black from luzli.com, priced £2,880) SOUNDS LIKE FREEDOM. Sony’s WF-SP900 True Wireless Sports Headphones are exactly what you’d expect; comfortable fit, clean design, and absolutely no wires. What makes them stand out from their competitors, however, is that they have 4GB of internal memory so you can playback music without having…

7 min

“We live in times where you’ve got to speak up, or just watch the world fucking burn,” GIRLI tells us as we sit in a crowded Shoreditch cafe, moments after she entered the building in a black leather biker suit–helmet in hand. “You have so much influence now with social media. I think it’s immoral not to use that.” The pansexual, London-born singer-songwriter and rapper has made waves in the world of pop ever since the release of her punk-influenced 2015 debut single, So You Think You Can Fuck With Me Do Ya. The track was followed by feisty anthems such as Girls Get Angry Too, Girl That I Met On The Internet and Not That Girl, all of which provide a much-needed commentary on feminism and sexuality. Since then,…

5 min

“Just being explicitly myself in my music feels like a form of activism sometimes,” rising singer, songwriter and producer ARUN tells us. For someone who lives at the intersection of his South Asian and queer identity, his voice is one that is severly underrepresented in music. But ARUN is here to change that, and is doing so with some seriously slick anthems. Latest cut Y.D.E.K. (short for You Don’t Even Know) is an infectious R&B bop packed full of cocksure energy. “Oh he’s cute but he won’t do ya like I,” ARUN sings with the right brand of arrogance, reminiscent of his musical influences Kanye West, MIA and Prince. But he actively uses his voice outside of his music too. As a member of queer nightlife collective Pxssy Palace and their infamous…