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charisma, uniqueness, nerve, talent; amanda lepore is legendary (and on tinder)

Amanda Lepore is an icon. An icon for fashion, photography, nightclubs, and glamour. She is the impossibly perfect plastic princess and peerless poster girl for trans identity.
Ben Reardon
7.14.17
Music

alternative queer anthems

Alongside the wonderful Diana Ross, Abba, Gloria Gaynor, Judy Garland and Lady Gaga, we decided to update our dusty Queer jukebox with some modern alt classics.
Ben Reardon
7.12.17
Culture

our ladies of lesbos: butchcamp is the instagram account celebrating butch ladies in pop culture

Chronicling the history of butch ladies in pop-culture, Butchcamp serves up its daily offerings with deliciously camp and irreverent humour and an intimate knowledge of its elusive subject matter.
Zac Bayly
7.12.17
Think Pieces

how to be a queer icon

From The Babadook to Madonna to RuPaul, the world of queer icons has no prescribed recipe. So what does it take?
Nick Levine
7.11.17
Culture

i-D’s A-Z of lgbtq idols

While the term ‘gay icon’ (think: Cher, Judy Garland, Elton) may no longer have resonance to a generation of LGBTQ youth, these current and historical artists, activists and advocates certainly do. From small acts of solidarity to full blown revolution...
Ryan White
7.11.17
Culture

a celebration of queer cinema

From Moonlight winning Best Picture at the Oscars, to Netflix releasing important documentaries such as The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson, queerness in film has never been better represented than right now. We spoke with three curators of LGBTQ...
Ben Reardon
7.11.17
Music

iconic dj honey dijon on queer liberation and the death of subculture

Honey Dijon’s identity is like a Russian doll. A combination of pieces, interlaced and perfectly presented. A true voice of experience and hard-fought conquest, dripping with authenticity.
Rhyannon Styles
7.10.17
Culture

the untold story of lgbt pioneer lanah p

From the darkest depths of Grimsby, to sharing a flat Corrie’s David Barlow, to pop singles, Top of the Pops, Keith Allen and The Comic Strip Presents, Lanah P has been there, done that, and pioneered the way for every other mixed-race LGBTQ person who...
i-D Staff
7.7.17
Think Pieces

the uk's best gay club opens one weekend a year, in a field in somerset

Traditionally the playground of liberated hippies, old rockers, druids and bearded musos, in 2007 Glastonbury introduced a new space: Block 9. Inside, a three-story NYC block was built and behind its facade lay the ultimate gay club.
Paul Flynn
7.7.17
Think Pieces

britain has more openly queer politicians than anywhere (even canada)

But that’s only part of the story. There’s a long way to go before we can feel progressive, considering there have been no elected trans politicians here, ever.
Sophie Wilkinson
7.7.17
gay

is pride still doing what it set out to do?

Celebrating 45 years of LGBT culture, equality and well, pride, London’s Pride weekend has gone from a rally to inviting traditionally homophobic political parties to have an official presence. So what really is the point of it all in 2017.
Amelia Abraham
7.7.17
Film

“he was like a gay james bond” – tom of finland biopic director on his vision of a gay icon

A repressed gay man living in conservative Scandinavia, the real Tom of Finland was so much more than the hypersexual illustrations he drew – as a new biopic of the artist reveals. Here, we speak to the director, Dome Karukoski.
Douglas Greenwood
7.7.17