Cliff Joannou

Culture

how legal equality brought on new challenges for gay men

​From white-washing Stonewall’s history to living secret lives of sex, drugs and addiction, there’s never been a worse time for gay men to be free…
Cliff Joannou
10.2.15
Film

coming out with the krays: we talk to tom hardy and legend director brian helgeland

In director Brian Helgeland’s new film, Legend, gangster Ronnie Kray is boldly open about being gay in 60s London.
Cliff Joannou
9.8.15
Culture

celebrating the life of trans pioneer april ashley

The society beauty - named a “Citizen of Honour” during her birthday week in Liverpool – had gender reassignment surgery in 1960, was shot for Vogue by David Bailey and married an aristo (before a very public divorce). Here’s her story.
Cliff Joannou
4.28.15
Culture

performance artist, david hoyle, prophesises the future of religion, politics, and gender definitions

Ahead of his show Abracadabra, tonight at the Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, we ask divine David how we can survive on a planet of perpetual war.
Cliff Joannou
4.16.15
Think Pieces

a queer manifesto for radical change

Since the dawn of time, artistic expression has existed to counter the iron fist of authority. In gay culture, drag has been used for over a century to subvert the gender roles that patriarchal structure dictates. Even if a drag queen doesn’t get...
Cliff Joannou
4.10.15
Culture

lips, wigs, heels, attitude? welcome to jonny woo's lipsync 1000

Jonny Woo's new bar, The Glory, is the home to 2015's most outrageous craze, drag lipsynching.
Cliff Joannou
2.11.15
Film

russell t davies is defining gay culture again for a whole new generation

We talk to Russell T Davies, director of Cucumber, Banana and Tofu, about following up Queer As Folk and reimagining gay culture for the 21st century.
Cliff Joannou
1.19.15