Killing My Black Manhood

I believe that one of the biggest fears in black gay life is that of imagining the future. To roam like passing ships in the night, constantly looking for companionship within a framework that is just now starting to accommodate and integrate people who stand outside of the heterosexual spectrum. Through digital corridors and back […]

Applesap: Amsterdam’s Leading Hip Hop Festival

August appears to be the month of the year as Amsterdam’s leading hip-hop festival Appelsap celebrates 18 years! For over a decade Appelsap has represented and pushed for street culture. Presenting and showcasing fresh up and coming talent as well as paying homage to hip-hop heroes such as Missy Elliott throughout the years. Appelsap has […]

An Interview with Poetry LGBT

Tell me about the history of Poetry LGBT. Poetry LGBT started in 2015 and since then it has been held on the first Sunday of every month at Tipsy Bar with a short stint at The Albany in Deptford last year. We have had approximately 280 unique performers share their words with us through poetry, […]

I’m So Thankful for Lena Waithe

“‘Being born gay, black and female is not a revolutionary act. Being proud to be a gay black female is.’” Why I’m so thankful for Lena Waithe. We are only a few months into 2018 and Lena Waithe is already having a career defining year. The award-winning writer, actor and producer is the cover star […]

Finding My Way Back Home

I didn’t feel I belonged in the Black community until the tender age of 29. School was a playground-cum-assault course, and Black boys were quick and consistent in their reminding me that no uppity niggas were welcome to hang out with them. When, at 12, I asked my dad why the Black boys didn’t like […]

The New YouTube Series Centering Trans People’s Experiences: An Interview with Kenny Jones

Transparency is an upcoming YouTube series based in London hosted by transgender people featuring transgender guests. The show will tackle various controversial topics that aren’t often discussed openly. I caught up with the show’s Co-Founder’s, Kenny Jones, to discuss his experiences and how he hopes the show will change people’s perceptions of the trans community. […]