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. […]

The Price We Pay

On May 11, 1982, the New York Times published an article bringing attention to a previously-unknown disease that had taken the lives of a few-hundred gay man across the country. Gay-related Immunodeficiency (as it was then coined) was at first ignored, and later joked about; besides, it was only the gays and drug-abusers who were […]