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.
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.
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.
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.
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.