LGBT History Month: Loud And Proud!

It’s February, which means it’s LGBTQ+ history month. But, as well as looking backwards at the musicians and artists who have shaped history as openly gay, lesbian and queer spokespeople, it’s important to shine a light on those who are around today, standing loud and proud and making music as part of an underrepresented and marginalised group of people. 

Artist Dareo Knott Releases Latest Single ‘Addicted’ Featuring Connie Hope

Out now, ‘Addicted’ from Dareo Knott jumps out at the gate and is guaranteed to win over everyone who listens. Reminscent of Lady Gaga’s hit song, ‘Born This Way’, ‘Addicted’ is similarly empowering.

Chelzzz – ‘Somewhere In Miami’

Described by Elevator Magazine as “The white female Lil Wayne & Eminem mashed with the sex appeal of Rihanna”, Chelzzz is a lesbian rapper and a significant supporter of the LGBT community. Her latest single, ‘Somewhere In Miami’, is accompanied by the perfect video clip, which showcases picturesque blue skies, pretty girls and bold colours, emphasising the culture, attitiude, and grit that Miami has to offer.

MNEK x Pride WC (Writing Camp) In Association With Pride In Music An All LGBTQ+ Music Camp To Celebrate Pride 2019

MNEK has teamed up with Pride In Music to celebrate Pride in style by hosting an LGBTQ+ music writing camp set to take place on the 4th-5thJuly.

Dan Says – Week Fifteen

Last week marked the 20 Year Anniversary of the nail bomb attack at The Admiral Duncan in Soho, and there was a little vigil held for the occasion. As always, I’d double booked myself and was unable to stay around the vigil for too long but I popped by, saw some Soho locals and took some pictures. A quaint and sweet little event with such an important memory of the injustices that the LGBT community have experienced & in some cases…still experience.

Netflix Original Limited Series ‘TALES OF THE CITY’ Launching June 7, 2019

Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, Netflix Original Limited Series, Armistead Maupin’s ‘Tales of the City’ begins a new chapter in the beloved story.

KNIFE + HEART / Starring Vanessa Paradis / In Cinemas & On MUBI July 5

Curated global streaming service and theatrical film distributor MUBI are delighted to announce the UK release of Yann Gonzalez’s deliriously kinky queer horror thriller ‘KNIFE + HEART’. Following its premiere at BFI Flare Film Festival, the film will be released in UK cinemas and on MUBI on 5th July 2019. Coinciding with film’s release in cinemas and on the service will be a season of LGBT films on MUBI screening in support of Pride Month.

Beth Ditto reunites with Gossip for UK/EU Anniversary Tour

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough record and subsequently cult album, ‘Music For Men’, Gossip are reuniting for a very special UK/European tour. Tickets go on sale Friday March 29, 9am, through bandsintown.

It’s QueerFearrrrrrr! Looking Back On An LGBT Trailblazer

QueerFear was a social moment. It was a movement. A social awakening. A comedy. A parody. Never before in the history of pop music had there been an out gay boyband. Five members. They could dance. They could sing. Well, they could perform and they definitely had big personalities.

THE BEST POP-R’N’B DEMOS THAT YOU NEVER HEARD…UNTIL NOW

Guest writer Ross Stebbing gives us his definitive R’n’B tracks which should have been hits but were never given a chance.

OMYO Champion The Diversity Of Pride In London With New Video

As a way of thanking the LGBT+ community who’ve supported them in their career, OMYO seek to give something back with the video for their new single, ‘Champion’.

Shataramarie Gets ‘NakedInLove/NakedInHate’ With New Album

The daughter of Henry Lee Jackson, who was better known by his stage name of Big Bank Hank, of the SugarHill Gang, Shataramarie Jackson nonetheless grew up listening to Sade and Cher. She started writing songs back in school, and decided to get back into the music industry in 2015, after the death of her father.