Goodbye & Thank You

We’ve got some news, after 7 amazing years AZ Mag will be closing.  Firstly, we want to thank all our readers, contributors, collaborators and the entire AZ community. We’ve done our best to amplify LGBTQ+ Black and PoC voices by bringing you informative, fun and interesting content and have hosted some great events too. You’ve […]

In Conversation With D. Smith

D. Smith is a two-time Grammy-nominated producer, singer, and songwriter and is now making her film debut as a director of the documentary Kokomo City. In 2014, Smith decided to walk in her truth and transition into the woman she always knew she was. She was unaware that living in her truth meant that she […]

Azúcar by Nii Ayikwei Parkes Is a Beautifully Crafted Narrative With Humanity at Its Heart

Azúcar, the latest novel by British-Ghanaian writer, Nii Ayikwei Parkes is a story as sweet as the title suggests. Set across the fictional Isle of Fumaz, Ghana and the USA’s ‘Sun Coast’, Azúcar explores themes of belonging, grief, legacy and community through protagonists Yunior and Emiliana. Ghana-born Yunior moves to Fumaz as a teenager, escaping […]

In Conversation With Jesualdo Lopes

As a regenerative activist, Jesualdo Lopes (aka Jesu), a Bissau-Guinean filmmaker, born and bred in Lisbon, has raised eyebrows through the LGBTQ+ scene in Portugal and beyond due to his outstanding collective The Blacker The Berry (TBTB). His trailblazing project shines its light on Black and queer artistry through cultural, visionary and nightlife events.  With […]