GAY TIMES Issue 506

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: APRIL2020 at the checkout and you will only pay £30 for 12 issues of Gay Times Magazine! But…

4 min
a note from us.

On the 25th of December 1996, I unwrapped a box-shaped present that would transform my eight-year-old world. Under the festive-patterned wrapping - now in torn-up shreds on the other side of the living room - was a state-of-the-art JVC boombox. It was shiny black, heavy enough to know it could blast out some serious sound, and light enough to know I could take it anywhere I wanted. Moments later it was plugged in and playing my first ever CD, the enduring compilation album of legend known as Now That’s What I Call Music! 35. For months I would sing along to The Beautiful South’s Rotterdam, dance along to the Spice Girls mega-hit Say You’ll Be There, and get lost in Dina Carroll’s severely underrated pop gem Escaping (honestly go listen -…

6 min
the love list.

DUA LIPA: FUTURE NOSTALGIA (album out 3 April) Following the runaway success of her debut album and its worldwide smash hit single New Rules, it was unclear where pop’s next big thing Dua Lipa would go next. Well, we honestly can’t imagine a better sophomore era than Future Nostalgia, an album full of big bangers that brings disco-pop firmly back into the mainstream. Everything from the music videos to the photoshoots and of course the songs themselves (Physical has already been deemed song of the year by The GaysTM) has been flawlessly executed, and Dua has blossomed into the pop star we need by finding her own visual and sonic identity that appeals to both the mainstream and a queer audience - a necessity for any pop superstar. Expect to hear these…

5 min
buds for life.

BUDS WITH BRAINS. When it comes to innovative added features within wireless in-ear headphones, Samsung has certainly put their best foot forward. The Samsung Gear IconX wireless earbuds have all the specs you’d expect from a top-tier product from one of the world’s biggest tech brands; up to 7 hours of battery, high-quality sound, a slick design, and super responsive touch controls. But their secret weapon against their competitors is 3.4GB of internal memory. That means you can store up to a 1000 tracks locally on the earbuds just in case you don’t want to take your phone out with you. That’s perfect for a light jog around the park, which is where the built-in Running Coach feature also comes into play. The app tracks your progress, as well as breaking…

9 min
arlo parks.

Has there ever been an artist that has summed up the confused and dysfunctional British teen experience as perfectly as Arlo Parks? Sure, television series Skins did a pretty great job - although they dramatized it a bit too much with fan-favourite characters being bludgeoned to death with baseball bats, trampled by buses and all that. But with lyrics such as, “When did we get so skinny? / Start doing ketamine on the weekends / Getting wasted at the station / Trying to keep our friends from death,” Arlo has become the go-to voice of a new generation of anxiety-ridden teens who will never be able to afford a house (in London, anyway), have grown up in a more inclusive society thanks to same-sex marriage and a Black president, and…

16 min
la roux.

After a tumultuous six year hiatus that included (but was not limited to) getting dropped from her label, ending a decade-long relationship with her girlfriend, and ultimately scrapping an entire album that had been three years in the making, Elly Jackson has finally returned to the spotlight with a brilliant new record, Supervision, and the confidence to talk openly about her sexuality - an aspect of her private life she’s previously hesitated on. It turns out having your life flipped upside down and going it solo can actually be a good thing, in the long run. “It’s not for everyone, which was explained to me in great detail before I made this decision, but I'm a control freak,” she says of her decision to forgo major labels and remain independent this…