Love After Lockdown: The ghost of Christmas past

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The Cheeky Charmer loses their cheek, charm and girlfriend BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY JACKIE TSANG VIA PEXELS It’s December 2017. I board the flight to Helsinki, soaking in the cosy warmth of the cabin. Throughout the flight, I keep peeking inside the little box that contains the ring. The ring I’m going to [….]

Get the Carol look

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It’s Carol season! And not the singing kind BY ALEX BRUGMAN, IMAGE BY 2015 STUDIO CANAL LIMITED Since it came out in 2015 Carol has been a staple Christmas movie for queers everywhere. The heart-warming and heart-breaking tale, based on the book by Patricia Highsmith, tells a story of forbidden love between Carol and Therese. [….]

Looking back on pandemic hobbies

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“The creative adult is the child who survives” BY KEAH LILY, IMAGE BY RODNAE PRODUCTIONS VIA PEXELS As children we are experts at finding hobbies. We picked up swimming, dance classes, painting, basketball, knitting and so much more. In adulthood life can become overwhelming and we forget how to or are unable to make time [….]

Drag performer Lilly Snatchdragon talks The Grotteaux, problematic south-east Asian stereotypes and her engagement

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“I developed Lilly as a western stereotype of south-east Asian women” BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY CAPTURED BY CORINNE Co-founder of pan-Asian drag collective The Bitten Peach and talent showcase LADS, Lilly Snatchdragon is taking the drag world by storm. Exploring her south-east Asian heritage through comedic tropes, Lilly is pointing out both systemic racism [….]

Meet the queer crypto-funded R&B Artist Kaien Cruz

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Kaien is funding their musical career using a combination of Ethereum and Web3 BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON, IMAGE BY KAIEN CRUZ I join Kaien Cruz, a queer South African R&B artist, on an early morning call from LA as their two cats fight for screen time. Kaien moved to LA in November 2019 “by mistake”, having [….]

Meet Em Stroud, the queer clown portraying non-binary alter ego “Orange”

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“I realised when I hit my 40s that I had spent much of my life shying away from the ‘gay market’” BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON, IMAGE BY EM STROUD “‘So, what do you do?’ asks an attractive woman I’ve met for a dinner date. I look at her and take the plunge. ‘I am a clown’”. [….]