Olly Alexander

Music

an unashamedly gay anti v-day pop bop from olly alexander and mnek

Watch the video for their flamenco-inspired, harmony-laden musical love child ‘Valentino’ here.
Frankie Dunn
2.14.19
News

this picture of two men kissing was deleted by instagram because it violates community guidelines

An image we shared last week from photographer Stella Asia Consonni was promptly deleted by the social media platform. Olly Alexander, Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and Sink the Pink’s Glyn Fussell all took to Instagram to protest.
Georgie Wright
7.3.18
Think Pieces

when did we start referring to ourselves as queer?

The history of the word queer takes in everything from Oscar Wilde, to the Stonewall Riots, to reality TV.
Yusuf Tamanna
6.19.18
News

olly alexander has an epic response to ‘heterosexual pride’

And an ingenious butt plug idea.
Hannah Ongley
6.5.18
Culture

the complicated politics of the twink

If we really have entered the Age of the Twink, we need to understand the pain the twink body has endured and the pain it helps to perpetuate.
Brian O'Flynn
5.16.18
News

olly alexander to release documentary on gay mental health

The film will be part of the BBC’s Gay Britannia lineup.
André-Naquian Wheeler
4.25.17
Music

six male musicians and the female musicians that inspire them

To celebrate International Women's Day, we asked some of our favourite musical men to tell us all about the women artists past and present that provide them with eternal inspiration. Whose story does Stormzy understand? Who has caused Olly Alexander a...
Francesca Dunn
3.7.17
Music

years & years' olly alexander tells glastonbury to “shove a rainbow in fear’s face”

'I'm here, I'm queer and yes, sometimes I am afraid. But I am never ashamed.'
Matthew Whitehouse
6.27.16
News

the creative community respond to the orlando attacks

Miley Cyrus, Solange, Hari Nef, and Dev Hynes speak out following Sunday morning's devastating hate crime at a gay club in Orlando.
Hannah Ongley
6.14.16
Music

years & years' olly alexander speaks out about body image issues

In a Facebook live event, the singer shared that he struggled with body image and eating issues from a young age.
Lula Ososki
4.11.16
Music

olly alexander of years & years on his queer-positive new video

Take a look behind-the-scenes at Years & Years' Desire video ft. Tove Lo, as we speak to lead singer Olly about the video, the realities of being a gay musician in 2016, and where the industry needs to go next.
Ryan White
3.16.16
Music

​watch years & years’ glorious gender-queer pop video orgy

Frontman Olly Alexander has written an open letter explaining that, as an openly-gay pop star, he wants to celebrate sex, inclusive of a diverse range of identities and sexualities.
i-D Staff
3.6.16