FEATURE: Drag Queen Aaron Carty On Creating “The Beyoncé Experience”, Performing Worldwide, And Being Unapologetically You

Drag has long been a huge part of LGBTQ+ culture – from its origins on the stage, to the drag balls that established it as a queer art form, before finding its way into pop culture. Today – thanks in no small part to RuPaul’s Drag Race – drag has its heels planted firmly inContinue reading “FEATURE: Drag Queen Aaron Carty On Creating “The Beyoncé Experience”, Performing Worldwide, And Being Unapologetically You”

Sappho Events On Why We Need Queer Social Spaces

The past year has been an isolating experience for us all – and particularly for LGBTQ+ people, lockdown has meant the connections with our communities and chosen families – that were vital for so many of us – have been severed. But perhaps one good thing about being stuck inside all these months is thatContinue reading “Sappho Events On Why We Need Queer Social Spaces”

“Your Queerness Is Your Superpower”: Polari Creative On Making Space To Tell Queer Stories In Film

When was the last time you saw an LGBTQ+ character on the big screen? GLAAD’s Studio Responsibility Index, which looks at the number of LGBTQ+ characters in the movies released by the eight biggest film studios every year, paints a picture of where we’re at with queer representation. Take 2020, where 18.6% of films releasedContinue reading ““Your Queerness Is Your Superpower”: Polari Creative On Making Space To Tell Queer Stories In Film”

Interview: Artist Hash Kodithuwakku On… Creating Communities, Turning Your Hobby Into A Career, And Why Other Artists Aren’t Your Competition

Hash Kodithuwakku is an artist and the creator of online shop Sofftpunk, which they run with partner Ish. Exploring both the political and the personal, Hash’s art often centres queerness, community, and minority perspectives. We spoke to Hash about engaging with other artists, creating accepting spaces, and the joys and pitfalls of turning your hobbyContinue reading “Interview: Artist Hash Kodithuwakku On… Creating Communities, Turning Your Hobby Into A Career, And Why Other Artists Aren’t Your Competition”