LGBTQ

30 years of Trade

30 years of Trade

The 30th anniversary of Trade is upon us. The Mother of all raves returns to The Egg this weekend for a massive shindig and has teamed up with Adonis for…
Ban conversion therapy

Ban conversion therapy

LGBTQ+ and faith communities and mental health practitioners are united in calling for the UK government to ban conversion therapy. Good Morning Britain viewers were subjected to the journalistic equivalent…
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,…
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,…
I’ll miss you, Kevin Davies

I’ll miss you, Kevin Davies

Random circumstances brought Kevin Davies into my life. He modelled for Jay Eff, so I’d seen his face in Jay’s studio. He stared out from club flyers and glossy magazines.…
Porn stars and Prozac

Porn stars and Prozac

As the pandemic death toll rises, jobs crumble and confusion reigns, we’re spinning deeper into a mental health crisis. Lockdown experiences are having psychological consequences – including restrictions on funerals…