Ange Pascale

Ange Pascale

Soho legend, catwalk model and trans superstar, Ange Pascale died at the end of January. The West End is missing a legend. I’ve lost a fabulous friend and a celestial…
Diary of a Film

Diary of a Film

Niven Govinden’s most recent book, This Brutal House proved a welcome reflection on New York’s ‘80s ball scene. Voguing, and the subculture that birthed this phenomenon has been repackaged, Madonnafied,…
HIV: Uninvited

HIV: Uninvited

Russell T Davies has provoked applause, discussion and grief with his new Channel 4 show,  Its a Sin. These stories need to be told and taught to a new generation.…
Marcus D’Amico

Marcus D’Amico

The actor Marcus d’Amico has died, aged 54. Millions of us watched him on television with giddy desire. I interviewed him at the peak of his fame. Many years later,…
30 years of Trade

30 years of Trade

The 30th anniversary of Trade’s upon us. The most infamous nightclub since Studio 54 is very worthy of the praise and cultural analysis that will greet its lurch into middle…
Beverley Knight

Beverley Knight

It’s hard not to love Beverley. She’s campaigned against homophobic lyrics, done tons of charity work for HIV/AIDS and safe sex campaigns, oh, and she’s a fun-loving fighter with a…
Lockdown Blues

Lockdown Blues

2020 has been grim for so many reasons, but 3 friends dying in the space of a month was particularly challenging. Kent James. Lana Vanzetta. Terry Franklin. They were all…
We Love Lana Vanzetta

We Love Lana Vanzetta

Lana Vanzetta was rushed to hospital on July 27 after falling from a window in Margate. Tragically, she later died from her injuries. She leaves behind a son and a…
Zandra Rhodes

Zandra Rhodes

Dame Zandra Lindsey Rhodes is a British style sensation, an inspirational eccentric and a design genius. Last week, she celebrated her 80th birthday. In the ‘60s, she pioneered the use…