How to do Pride all year round

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Kate Barker muses on how companies might make meaningful, lasting change BY KATE BARKER It’s that time of year for businesses again. Rainbow flags have been tightly furled and packed away in a crate marked “Pride”. IT have swapped out the rainbow version of the company logo on the website and everyone agrees it looks [….]

FASHION: Why we love Janelle Monáe’s style

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The liberating style icon we’ve always needed BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Since bursting onto the music scene in 2007, Janelle Monáe has done nothing but impress. An artistic powerhouse with killer fashion sense, she simultaneously fills us with envy and inspires us to try new things when it comes to style. Well-known for [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Say hello to Rosie Jones

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Rosie Jones on comedy, coming out and being unapologetically herself BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Just before this issue went to print, Rosie Jones performed to a “cosy” audience of 9,000 at Wembley Stadium. Not bad, considering the 28-year-old comedian was still contemplating how to put together her first full-length set this time last year.  Yorkshire-born Jones [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Queers in brassieres

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Roxy Bourdillon takes a deep dive into the world of lez/bi lingerie BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Ever since my jiggly juggernauts burst into being, the only constant source of support in my life has been my trusty and ever so busty, boulder-holder. I’ve developed a profound love of lingerie. It has transformative powers [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: How to be 100% that bitch

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The world’s leading twerking flautist is here to teach you how to feel good as hell BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM At the 2019 MTV VMAs, Lizzo shared the stage with a crew of gorgeous, curvaceous Black backing dancers, and an enormous, inflatable, bouncing booty. In the middle of her medley of self-love anthems, [….]

KEHLANI: “People gave me a label I never gave myself and got mad when I didn’t fit into it”

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Kehlani opens up to Roxy Bourdillon about sexuality, serenity and survival BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY ARTURO TORRES Kehlani is a Grammy-nominated R&B powerhouse who scored a dizzying 753 million Spotify streams last year alone. Kehlani is a cutting edge queer icon with a back catalogue including sapphic-drenched smash hit Honey (“I like my women [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: DIVA’s Carmilla cover story

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Roxy Bourdillon meets the stars of YouTube phenomenon turned feature film, Carmilla BY ROXY BOURDILLON I’m only five minutes into The Carmilla Movie and I’m already gripped. Laura’s tearing down an old timey corridor, panting in a corseted gown, her heart hammering in her chest and causing mine to do the same, while her 300-year-old [….]