A.I. highly developed instruments for queer creatives

Just over 10 years ago, three artificial intelligence researchers achieved a breakthrough that changed the field forever. The “AlexNet” system was trained on 1.2 million images taken from around the web and recognized objects as different as a container ship and a leopard with far greater accuracy than computers had managed before. In 2010, the first artwork using blockchain and […]

Something to Listen To: “The Semen Ingesting Tribe of Papua New Guinea”

GAY45 has launched a new editorial feature, “Something to Listen To”. The feature offers readers a handpicked selection of the best episode podcasts of the month. The selection is curated by the magazine’s editorial team, who scour the airwaves for the most engaging and thought-provoking shows to share with their readers. At the end of the year, the magazine will […]

Anyone, Anywhere: Nike’s first ever gender-neutral athletic wear line

Gender-neutral clothing, also referred to as unisex clothing or gender-neutral apparel, is designed to be suitable for people of all gender identities and expressions. This style of wardrobe defies established gender norms, enabling individuals to express themselves freely without feeling restricted by societal expectations. As more and more people seek to express themselves beyond the confines of traditional gender stereotypes, […]

GagaOOLala Film Bulletin

GagaOOLala is a Taiwan-based streaming service which aims to bring together queer stories of all genres from around the world. As the first LGBT-focused media platform in Asia, GagaOOLala curates feature films, shorts, documentaries and series from the past few years, as well as producing its own original content. This month, the platform has partnered with the British Council to […]

Queer Music on a Saturday

As I flick on my vintage, yellow warm gay bar neon – a total score from a garage sale, mind you – I sink into my reclaimed, faux leather BarkaLounger and let my Rega Planar needle make contact with the vinyl. The sultry sounds that emanate from the grooves of my records coupled with the immersive flavours of my Balvenie scotch […]

The Secret Life of Gay Sugar Babies

“It’s not easy money, and anybody who says it is easy is either a fool, a supermodel or lucky”: Otamere Guobadia investigates the phenomenon of gay sugar baby-daddy relationship The sugar gayby, according to Patrick, one twink I speak to who identifies as such, is “an aspirational vessel”. You only need to look at the icons of gay pop culture – from the OG […]

The first queer skateboard park has opened in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has long been at the forefront of promoting diversity and inclusivity within the LGBT+ community. I recall back in 1991 when churches were shuttered, and gay clubs emerged in their stead, signalling a progressive and forward-thinking society. Now, Amsterdam has yet again set an example with the introduction of a queer skateboard park – the first of its kind. […]

Eugen Rădescu: A Polymath at the DJ Booth in Bucharest

Amidst the bustling streets of Bucharest, I make my way to a club known for its epic parties that defy gender norms and celebrate fluidity. What’s more, most places in Bucharest aren’t solely for the LGBTQ+ community, increasing the chances of meeting someone special. The previous night, I ventured to the nearby Control Club, the city’s first gay-friendly club renowned […]

The Oscars Ceremony: A Vital Platform for Visibility

The Academy Awards, the grandest event of the year in the realm of filmmaking, has been honouring cinematic brilliance through a myriad of categories for over 90 years. However, one of the most noteworthy contributions of the Oscars is its significant role in elevating the visibility of the LGBT+ community. By recognizing movies that portray LGBT+ characters and themes, the […]

Eddie Izzard reveals new name: ‘That’s how I’m going to roll’

Comedian and activist Suzy Eddie Izzard says she’s wanted her new name since the age of 10 Suzy Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen, to English parents. She began her career as a street performer in the US and Europe. She later returned to the UK and began performing in venues such as The Comedy […]

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