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GAY TIMES Issue 500

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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United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Gay Times Limited
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5 min.
a note from us.

When I acquired the publishing business of GAY TIMES back in March 2017, I immediately knew a lot had to change. For many people, including myself, GAY TIMES evoked fond memories of a time gone by. I can still recall buying my first copy of the magazine, and how liberating that felt. But over the years, the publication had become less relevant and had struggled to evolve. Both the media landscape and the needs of the community had changed, and people quite rightly asked if there was still a place for a publication like GAY TIMES. Well, I am pleased to say, that today GAY TIMES has never been more relevant, and is seeing incredible success on a global scale. We have record numbers of people engaging with our brand across…

4 min.
500 issues strong.

For 500 issues, Gay Times Magazine has been at the forefront of amplifying the voices and experiences of LGBTQ people in their march towards true equality. In 1984, the GAY TIMES brand first appeared on the cover alongside our parent title HIM. It marked the start of a shift in queer storytelling and reporting, proudly and unapologetically printing the word ‘GAY’ on the masthead every issue. Over hundreds and hundreds of covers, Gay Times Magazine has chronicled the tragic lows and historic highs of the queer experience during the past 35 years. We’ve had queer icons like David Bowie, Elton John, Dusty Springfield and George Michael grace the cover. We’ve paid tribute to the victims of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the late Princess Diana who was a staunch ally of the LGBTQ…

6 min.
theo germaine.

This year, American actor Theo Germaine landed their breakout role as James on Ryan Murphy’s satirical comedy The Politician alongside Hollywood icons such as Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler and Judith Light. The series follows Ben Platt’s character Payton Hobart, a wealthy student from California who is determined to become the President of the United States with the help of his three dedicated best friends: Alice (Julia Schlaepfer), McAfee (Laura Dreyfuss) and James. Theo, who identifies as trans non-binary, says the role is “unique” because their gender identity isn’t addressed on the series, it’s simply left open to interpretation. “Most of the auditions that trans folk go on are very specifically about gender identity, which is really great because I want those stories to be told, but having the opportunity to…

4 min.
keiynan lonsdale.

“I realised I could eat some ass if I wanted to, I could smoke some grass if I wanted to, I could quit The Flash if I wanted to,” boasts Keiynan Lonsdale on his ferocious new single Rainbow Dragon, a self-love R&B anthem that presents a middle finger to his detractors. Just one year ago, when the Aussie actor was fresh off all-American boy-next-door roles in major Hollywood movie Love, Simon and the aforementioned DC superhero series, such a bold statement would’ve been almost unimaginable. But a lot can change in the space of 12 months. In the public eye, the emancipation of Keiynan came as he walked the pink carpet at the Met Gala’s celebration of camp this May – where his butterfly dress and baby pink hair received think…

11 min.
kalen allen.

“It’s about visibility for me, especially as a black gay man,” Kalen tells us direct from LA. “I think it’s important to be in the press and do those opportunities because it’s the only way I can be an example and representation for many other young boys who need somebody to look up to. Somebody that they can say, ‘He did it, I can do it as well’. It means more to me than just Hollywood.” As an openly gay black man, Kalen’s sexuality and journey to success is what drives him to be visible for others – for those young queer people that, like him, didn’t see themselves represented on screen or online. And long before his now regular appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he was posting videos online…

8 min.
cub sport.

“I am not denying myself anymore,” Cub Sport singer Tim Nelson declares on Unwinding Myself; the opening track of their self-titled third studio album. It was during the band’s second album, Bats, that the Brisbane-based singer-songwriter first started to open up about his sexuality on record. That collection was packed with the self-doubt and self-discovery that accompanies the coming out experience. The band’s third outing, however, is brimming with hope. At its core, the collection is about facing your inner self and ultimately living your truth. “With this album being the first body of work I’ve written entirely on the other side of coming out, it feels like the truest representation of who I am,” Tim tells us on the phone from Australia. “It feels like I’ve peeled back more layers, and…