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GAY TIMES Issue 501

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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Gay Times Limited
Frequency:
Quarterly
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4 Issues

in this issue

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: NOVEMBER 2019 at the checkout and you will only pay £30 for 12 issues of Gay Times…

4 min
a note from us.

Every openly queer person has a coming out story – and every single one is different. During National Coming Out Day in October, social media was full of a diverse range of experiences, from the funny and the heart-warming to the challenging, emotional and heart-breaking. As a community, speaking about these experiences helps us unpack any trauma we suffered, as well as understand how our own journey is similar or vastly different to others. But often, the coming out experience is misunderstood. If you were to believe mainstream media – the many television shows and films with a young queer person sitting down with their closest ones telling them their biggest secret – the coming out experience is an emotional moment that hopefully results in a huge weight being lifted…

6 min
the love list.

POKEMON SWORD AND SHIELD (on Nintendo Switch from 15 November) For years, gamers have been dreaming of a truly open-world Pokemon game, and they’ve finally got their wish with Sword and Shield. The latest generation takes players to the United Kingdom-inspired Galar region, featuring stunning locations ranging from snowy mountains and underground caverns to idyllic countrysides and vast plains (we’re keeping our fingers crossed that Birmingham makes an appearance). With three adorable starters to choose from, a new Galarian variation of Ponyta in the colours of the Trans Pride flag, and the exciting prospect of the ridiculously named Gigantamaxing – when your favourite Pokemon turn into supersized and superpowered versions of themselves – it’s shaping up to be the best game in the series yet. DM FROZEN 2 (in cinemas 22 November) When it hit…

3 min
smart(er)phones

PRO-GRADE FOR A LOW PRICE. When it comes to cutting-edge technology and a competitive price point, the new Honor P20 Pro is where you should be looking. At a fraction of the cost of flagship devices, this increasingly popular brand has delivered a device equipped with a 48MP AI Quad Camera. With its wide aperture ring, optical image stabilization and laser autofocus, that means you can achieve pro-grade photography on this slickly-designed smartphone. Add to that a roster of AI-powered features that help bring out crisp details in your pictures, and the AIS Super Night Mode to produce rich imagery in low-light environments, and the results will look as good as the stylish and colourful Dynamic Holographic glass back it’s cased in. (available from hihonor.com, priced at £549.99) FOLDING IS THE FUTURE. Prepare to…

4 min
xean peake.

This year, Xean Peake landed their first film role in The Confirmation, a short Danish film following the life of a transgender teen, Mathias. In the film, which is under Oscar consideration for Best Live Action Short Film, Mathias struggles with his transition in a country that doesn’t allow people to legally change their gender, or have confirmation surgery until they are 18. Mathias also has to deal with the social pressures, from intrusive questions about his genitalia from peers, and a mother (Ellen Hillingsø) trying her best to support him, but in her own haphazard way. The film has a powerful message about acceptance and Xean tells us he hopes the film’s impact will be a positive one “because we are all humans and we should all treat each other…

2 min
gay times honours 500

We’ve been busy giving our annual LGBTQ recognition ceremony and celebration a major revamp and couldn’t be more excited to share with you some huge announcements. Forget what you think you know about GAY TIMES HONOURS because this year’s event is going to be a celebration of queer excellence unlike any that’s come before. We’ll be back in London for our flagship event, which will take place on 21 November with some world-class names performing and attending on the night. As part of our ongoing celebrations of becoming the first LGBTQ media title in Europe to reach a landmark 500th issue, we have named this year’s event GAY TIMES HONOURS 500. The performers, hosts and special guests on the night will reflect what our Issue 500 campaign set out to do;…