BFI are back with Flare, providing us with the very best in contemporary LGBTIQ+ cinema from top-notch directors around the world. This year is no different, with films exploring the AIDS crisis, trans rights, race, and more. Here, the programmers select their top picks.
Journalist Jason Okundaye and HIV prevention activist Marc Thompson have launched a new digital photographic archive honouring, remembering and celebrating the Black British LGBTQ+ community over a fifty-year span.
Across the UK, queer saunas have provided a safe space for gay men to relax, unwind and shag. But the pandemic has brought on an uncertain future with Vauxhall’s Chariots – Europe’s largest gay sauna – closing its doors for good. Here, THE FACE investigates the likely post-pandemic outcome.
Drag queen Linda Simpson was front and centre during the mid-’80s nightlife boom, snapping away at subversive figures like RuPaul, Leigh Bowery and Keith Haring. Now, these photographs have been immortalised in her debut book, The Drag Explosion.