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Steph McGovern Interview: ‘I Got My Muff Out On Telly So Nothing Can Be Really Embarrassing’

Steph McGovern“My god, that was a moment, wasn’t it?”Steph McGovern is recalling her recent night out at the launch of ABBA’s Voyage live show and is being typically down-to-earth about the fact she was considered a VIP guest.“I felt quite honoured actually. I was like ‘how did I manage to blag this?’”It’s this genuine “she’s-one-of-us” charm that has helped the Middlesbrough native go from the Beeb’s business reporter to hosting […]

today25 June 2022 1


Gareth Thomas: ‘I Want To Make Sure We Never Go Back To The Way Things Were’

Gareth Thomas is undeniably one of the most prolific and celebrated LGBTQ+ figures in the world of British sport.In addition to his impressive, record-breaking career on the rugby pitch – which included serving as captain of the Welsh national team – Gareth has also received praise for having raised awareness of issues around queer identity, mental health and destigmatising HIV.For his latest venture, the rugby pro has teamed up with […]

today19 June 2022 2


We Love Pride, And So Do Our Kids

You’re never too young to go to Pride.Don’t believe us? Ask mum-of-one Kate Everall, who’s taken her son since he was born, or mum-of-three Amie Jones, whose made wearing the family’s Pride-themed babygrow a rite of passage among her horde.The fastest way to teach kids #LoveIsLove is by celebrating it in all forms from day one. Add in some rainbow flags, glitter and fun and they won’t question it one […]

today19 June 2022 1

Angelica Ross

Angelica Ross: ‘The History Books Are Being Written Right Now, What Are You Doing?’

Angelica RossA year since Pose left our screens for good, the show’s presence is still being felt thanks to the conversations it sparked, the joy it brought to those who loved it and the success its cast members are continuing to enjoy.Among its stars is Angelica Ross, best known to fans of the Emmy-winning show for her portrayal as ballroom staple and lip sync queen Candy Ferocity.Since her character exited […]

today18 June 2022


Fire Island Star Margaret Cho: ‘Pride Is Still About Revolution’

Margaret ChoReleased just in time for Pride month, the new romantic comedy Fire Island has already gone down a storm with viewers and critics alike.Based loosely on Pride And Prejudice, the Disney+ film revitalises both the original text and the whole rom-com genre, not only centring around a queer group of characters, but with a cast predominantly made up of Asian-American actors.Among them is stand-up comedian Margaret Cho, whose existing […]

today12 June 2022


In Rural Britain, Pride Events Are Being Forced To Fold

It was in 2017 when Leonora Wassell, now a retired minister, set up Harrogate’s Pride in Diversity along with a couple of friends, in part a response to the 2016 Orlando shooting, when 49 people were murdered in gay nightclub Pulse in Florida. “The young people who were murdered at Orlando was the catalyst for me,” explains Wassell over the phone.Their first event was a success: “We were so surprised, […]

today12 June 2022


Tove Styrke: ‘The More I Live, The More Free I Feel Like I’m Able To Be’

Tove StyrkeLike most of us, Tove Styrke has been through quite a few changes in the four years since she last released music.On her new album, Hard, the Swedish singer takes a markedly different approach both sonically and lyrically, admitting this was a very deliberate decision to go completely “in the opposite direction” from her previous work.“My big challenge for this album was to try and not have any boundaries, […]

today11 June 2022


John Waters Interview: ‘It’s Easy To Be Offensive, It’s Much Harder To Be Surprising’

There are people whose reputations precede them, and then there is legendary filmmaker legend John Waters.Thanks to his transgressive, controversial and outrageous contributions to the world of cinema, Waters has been hailed as the Baron of Bad Taste, the Sultan of Sleaze, the Prince of Puke and the Pope of Trash by fans of his boundary-pushing work, which is colourfully peppered with scenes of graphic violence, taboo sex practises and various […]

today5 June 2022


A Bi Woman’s Guide To Living Your Best Queer Life

"It’s easy to feel like being bi is being half-invisible no matter what you do."When I realised I was bisexual, I was in a happy long-term relationship with a man. Even after I’d acknowledged the label to myself, it took me a long time to tell anyone else. Coming out as bi felt paradoxically like the biggest risk in the world, and frankly, a bit pointless. I was in love with someone […]

today4 June 2022