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Phyll Opoku-Gyimah appointed Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust

Congratulations are in order to Phyll Opoku-Gyimah who has been appointed as the new executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust, the leading UK charity advocating for the human rights of LGBTQ people globally effective 5 August 2019. She replaces outgoing executive director Paul Dillane. Established in 2011, Kaleidoscope Trust strives for a free and equal world for […]

Mercedes Iman Diamond Talks Drag Race, Opulence & Representation

“OPPALANNNNNCE, YOU OWN EVERYTHINGGGGG” Every season on RuPaul’s Drag Race, there’s that one queen that wows us with an iconic catchphrase and this season, it came courtesy from the queen of opulence herself…Miss Mercedes Iman Diamond. Truly one of a kind, this East African beauty is the FIRST Muslim queen on RuPaul’s Drag Race hailing all the […]

Review- Four Women by Dylema

Embodiment of strength and black power, Dylema is a force to be reckoned with! Bold, fierce and memorising is how I would describe her work. I remember the first time I heard, ‘What if a black girl knew’ I felt empowered and inspired. It gave me a breath of fresh air and reminded me of […]

Absolut’s Drop of Love – An Interview with Liv Little

Absolut is celebrating LGBT+ History Month this February with a new national campaign featuring some familiar faces from within our community. A Drop of Love is all about encouraging consumers to pledge their allegiance to equality and empower others to become an ‘Absolut Ally’. This national campaign sees Absolut partner up with the founder of gal-dem […]

Tangina Stone

Music, Mental Health & Spirituality: An Interview with Tangina Stone

Tangina Stone is the breath of fresh air that alternative R&B needed. The ‘Ohio-born-Brooklyn-raised’ singer-songwriter has a sound that speaks for itself, balancing the perfect combination of R&B, soul, alternative, electronic and rock. After dropping her debut album Elevate last year featuring Nelly Furtado, Eddie Vanz and Liana Banks, Tangina Stone is ready to dominate 2019, breaking down the doors of […]

Is Carnival Inherently Homophobic, Transphobic and Misogynistic?

As a young man of Dominican descent, Carnival is incredibly important to me. With my two remaining grandparents enjoying their twilight years, each passing year highlights the importance of keeping our traditions alive. Playing Mas (dressing up in costume as a Masquerader) not only connects West Indians (specifically those from Eastern Caribbean islands where pre-Lenten […]