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 […]

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. […]

Evolution 2018: AZ Mag Live Night

After last year’s sold out AZ Mag Live, expect an evening of poetry, singing and dance; hosted by AZ Magazine’s very own, Tee Alo. Celebrating the talents of young BAME people in the UK with a focus on LGBT+ performers. After last year’s sold out AZ Mag Live, expect an evening of poetry, singing and […]

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 […]