GAY TIMES Issue 496

"Gay Times has been a vital resource for the LGBTQ community from its genesis in 1974. Whether that’s been spreading crucial awareness on policy changes and highlighting the ongoing fight for liberation, to the latest in fashion, celebrity, TV, film and music: Gay Times represents the truly multifaceted nature of the queer community. In 2017, the brand was proudly relaunched to fully embody its newfound mission to amplify queer voices. Now truly representing the vast and varied experiences of the LGBTQ initialism, Gay Times has evolved to be far more than solely a magazine. Now a leading LGBTQ media brand with the largest online audience of any queer publication in the world, it reaches more people than ever before, and continues to create and facilitate authentic connections, across the globe."

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2 min.
gay times magazine

Published in London, United Kingdom | 81 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY EDITOR William J Connolly CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER Lewis Corner FASHION EDITOR Umar Sarwar DESIGNER Jack Pengelly COMMISSIONING EDITOR Oly Innes STAFF WRITER Daniel Megarry STAFF WRITER Sam Damshenas PHOTOGRAPHERS Ernesto Casillas Hidhir Badaruddin Hunter Abrams Jakub Koziel Jasper Soloff John Novotny Laura Allard-Fleischl Maxwell Poth Surachai Saengsuwan WRITERS Matt Moore Matthew Todd Ruth Hunt Simon Button Willa Bennett STYLISTS Antonio Esteban Kaitlyn Vitug Sam Ratelle Willyum Beck ASSISTANTS Mariana Fidalgo Solly Warner Tara Pertwee OUR PARTNERS Apollo Resorts, Birmingham Pride, Cancer Research, GAYDIO, Scalp Brothers, Terrence Higgins Trust WITH THANKS TO Adrienne D’Amato, Alex James, Alexandra French, Alice Herbert, Amanda Pelletier, Ashley Marie, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Caitlin Scott, Carl Marshall, Charlotte Hamilton, Chase Lehner, Cherry Johal Yates, Chiara Ceccolini, Chris Slade, Delali Ayivi, Dru Sansenbach, Edward Smith, Eli Raskin, Elizabeth Hardiman, Elliot Berry, Emily Derrick, Esme Plumb, Ester Shamailova, Genevieve Andrews, Getty Images, Hywel Jenkins, Jack Hobbs, Jeff Ingold, John Cotton, Julia Terrey, Karson Bankhead, Kitty Wilkie, Kyle Stevens, Lana…

4 min.
a note from us.

50 years ago, in the early hours of 28 June, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighbour-hood of Manhattan in New York City, our movement took its first stride into a new tomorrow in what we now refer to as the Stonewall Riots. Since then, we’ve witnessed the progression of the LGBTQ conversation that was once unheard of within a mainstream space. The once-titled ‘gay rights movement’ thrived on the demands of acceptance, equality and, more importantly, love. It was thanks to a group of diverse LGBTQ people, led by trans women and queer people of colour – as many great moments of change are – that their demands were heard on a previously ignored level. Their calls for social and political change that sought a better…

6 min.
the love list.

CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED (out 21 June on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One) Two decades after it first hit PlayStation in 1999, and subsequently never left our now-retro consoles, Crash Team Racing is back and looking better than ever. Capitalising on the nostalgia wave of the N. Sane Trilogy, which brought Crash’s classic platforming games to a new generation, Beenox and Activision have remastered the original marsupial racing game which sees players navigate themed tracks and collect power-ups to take out their rivals in fast-paced, outrageous gameplay. Even better, Nitro-Fueled not only lets us live out our Crash Team Racing dreams in beautiful HD, it also includes content from sequels Crash Nitro Kart (2003) and Crash Tag Team Racing (2005) and introduces new features including online play and the ability…

3 min.
a picture of pride.

A PICTURE CAPTURED LIKE A PRO. If you’re looking for a flagship device that can capture to sheer scale of Pride, then the Samsung Galaxy 10+ could be your choice. Its Ultra Wide Camera capability lets you take detailed photos with a full field of vision, truly taking in everything a human eye can. Like most smartphone cameras on the market today, it uses a combination of lenses to achieve stunning results. But what the Galaxy 10+ has in its arsenal is its Pro Assist feature, an onboard AI assistant that can get a sense of the picture you are attempting to capture and will offer tips on adjusting the setting to get the best possible shot. Achieving pro-level results couldn’t be easier. (The Samsung Galaxy 10+ is priced at £899 for…

7 min.
50 years of the movement.

Chicago’s Society for Human Rights (1924) did not last long and was superseded by the Mattachine Society, founded by communist Harry Hay in Los Angeles in 1950, which spread across the country over the decade and is considered the first significant American gay rights group. The Daughters of Bilitis, the first lesbian group (named after the fictional Sapphic character), started by partners Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon in 1955, was primarily a social safe space but became involved with the political struggle. Writers such as Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, Christopher Isherwood joined Radcliffe Hall in writing some of the only available fiction and would soon be joined by Audre Lorde and others. In the UK, things were also changing. After high-profile prosecutions of Alan Turning, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu and…

5 min.
there can be no hierarchy of equality.

Pride season is an incredibly special time for our community. It’s when lesbian, gay, bi and trans people from all backgrounds and corners of the world, come together to celebrate who we are and the progress we’ve achieved as a united movement. I’ve been going to Pride for over 20 years now and I’m still thrilled every year to see so many LGBTQ people proudly being themselves in public. Pride is more than just a celebration. It’s an opportunity for our community to reflect on how we got to where we are and crucially, pay tribute to those who came before us in the fight for equality. Reflecting on where we came from is important. If we are to know where we need to go, we cannot forget where we…