GAY TIMES Issue 511

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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4 Udgivelser

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3 min
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 they can reach more people within our community. Whichever way we each mark Pride this year, one thing remains the same: our spirit of coming together, being proud of who we are, and uplifting those who need it most. Last year’s Pride marches evoked a sense of the movement returning to its roots. The Black Trans Live Matters protests in New York City, London and other major cities put the focus on marginalised communities, rather than the party atmosphere that has dominated in recent years. Having our lives…

5 min
gotta have it

Fiorucci La Pesca Collection from £50, fiorucci.com 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 trip that will teleport you to the heart of the land known for gelato, mystic mythology and, well, high fashion. Indulge in the sweet taste of fresh peaches and metaphorically feel the warm sunshine when you adorn your body with these fits. The collection incorporates gelato prints and peach graphics across a range of jersey, pastel silks, slip dresses, relaxed shirts and bold accessories. Very cute. But that’s not all… the collection gets extra fab once the sun sets and the stars come out. The collection…

11 min
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. A melting pot of influences, Hope’s creative avenues are hard to pin down as her style swirls together into a collage of genres. “I see it as a big mishmash of things that I’ve been listening to for a really long time,” she explains. “I always gravitate towards the late 90s, early noughties American R&B music, bossa nova, pop, indie as well. It’s all very true to the different parts of genres I like and blending everything together.” Twenty-three-year-old Hope has long used her eccentric home city as…

12 min
steven canals

The mastermind behind Pose discusses the show’s impending conclusion and how he plans to “permeate” Hollywood with more LGBTQ+ stories. “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 television with the largest transgender cast in history. Since Pose premiered in 2018, the show has received unanimous praise and various accolades including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, which made Billy Porter the first openly gay Black man to be nominated for and win in an Emmy leading category. Although Pose is arguably at its peak in popularity and - with a 100% approval rating on Rotten…

6 min
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 goddaughter to the legendary pro-surfer Laird Hamilton, the sport was in her blood. Now, off the back of another spectacular victory, the newly crowned Red Bull Magnitude big-wave winner opens up about the highs and lows of surfing, LGBTQ+ visibility in a male-dominated sport, and why wave cruising needs more women. You’re now a record-breaking surfer, but how did you first get into sports? I got into sports at a super young age – and surfing. I was literally a baby in diapers and my parents just threw me…

8 min
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 feet in hostile new environments. I was raised in a community where every adult, regardless of blood relation (or lack thereof), was my Auntie or Uncle. Ramadan was a flurry of colourful, heavily spiced community dinner parties; Eid always began with brunch at the home of one of my closest childhood friends; when there was a loss in the family, or the happy news of a birth or marriage, the porch would become a revolving door of family friends laden with syrupy sweets and ice cream boxes brimming…