Meet Ronnie-Martine, the 20-year-old LGBTQI musician making waves in London’s music scene

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“If there was an out and open lesbian artist when I was younger, I’ve would’ve realised that it’s okay to be gay” BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA RONNIE-MARTINE HALL ON INSTAGRAM Working alongside her long-term girlfriend and producer Stephanie Collingwood, LGBTQI musician Ronnie-Martine is evoking real change. The Founder of Real Music Events, Ronnie-Martine is [….]

Gardenia – 10 Years Later: Review

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“Ageing” and “queer” rarely appear in the same sentence without pejorative overtones BY SOPHIE ROBBINS, IMAGE BY LUK MONSAERT Age is just a number, say the sort of people who use quotes when they can’t be bothered to think (which is generally). And for the subset of such people belonging to LGBTQI cultures, age isn’t [….]

Rocking The Ribbon for World AIDS Day: Erasure and Jimmy Somerville collaborate on 27000@25: When We Were Boys

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Starring It’s A Sin’s Nathaniel Hall, the video uses archival footage from Pride in London 1996 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY PAUL SHARP AND ANDREW PERRY Want to show your support for World AIDS Day 2021? Look no further! Music icons Erasure and Bronski Beat’s Jimmy Somerville have collaborated on 27000@25: When We Were Boys, [….]

Need to slow it down? Do it with Claire Littley

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“Following your passion is like being with a lover. It doesn’t always work out” BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON, PHOTO BY CLAIRE LITTLEY I met with Claire Littley outside of a busy Euston Station. She was easy to spot at just under 6 foot, with a heartwarming smile and a relaxed confidence. Where had this former internet [….]

The Brit Awards get rid of gendered categories

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Whilst more needs to be done to ensure improved representation of both women and non-binary people within the music industry, this is a positive step towards inclusive change BY KEAH LILY, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM AND WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Earlier this week the Brit Awards announced they would no longer be using the gendered categories to identify [….]

Love After Lockdown: We need to have “the talk”

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The date continues… will the angel or devil win? BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY KOOLSHOOTERS VIA PEXELS The Saskia date continues… We walk back to the tube and that’s when the kissing starts. The sexual chemistry that’s been potent all evening finally explodes in a frenzy of making out against walls, parked cars and [….]