© GAY TIMES 2018

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 […]

The Curious Case of Caster Semenya

In April of this year, I attended a feminist conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. There must have been 500 delegates! 500 people, 500 feminists from all over the globe. To write about how exciting this was would be a really long exercise (for both me and the reader) and slightly futile. There may not exist the […]

Review: Funeral Flowers by Emma Edwards

Funeral Flowers highlights many themes throughout this self-empowering play. It intertwined the magic of song, poetry, beautiful set designs and promenade to tell the story of 17 year old Angelique, who dreams of being a florist. The 2018 Fringe First award winning play took its audience on a journey of a young girl navigating her […]

Amesh Wijesekera brings designs inspired by dreams, the unexpected, and surrealistic magic to Somerset House

Born in London, Sri Lankan designer Amesh Wijesekera, studied BA Honours in Fashion and Textiles at the academy of design in Colombo, Sri Lanka. After bringing Sri Lanka to the forefront of the fashion world at Graduate Fashion week in London, Amesh was chosen to represent Sri Lanka at the International Fashion Showcase 2019. Working […]

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 […]

Questions I’m Tired of Hearing As A Queer Woman

Queerness is not a new phenomenon, yet unfortunately, it is often treated as such, or even a trend. Although some queer people may acknowledge that particular questions or statements from straight people are not intentionally offensive, the ignorance behind them is inadmissible given the numerous informational sources that are available. Appreciate that given circumstances somewhat […]