AP Recommends – the Pride special
In the words of Bob Marley, the sun is shining, the weather is sweet, and we have lots going on to bring smiles to everyone’s faces. June was an exciting month, the Euros kicked off, the weather finally stepped up to the plate and it was PRIDE MONTH. While parades may have been postponed yet another year, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. Here’s a list of our favourite LGBTQ+ focussed recommendations for all to enjoy…
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A website jampacked with colour and quirk, there is nothing not to love about Klub Kids, the go to site for all things drag! Whether it’s to find your next best night out or just to shop the merch, this is one not to be missed. While we may not be able to go to events just yet, that doesn’t have to stop us from planning ahead. Check the website out for all the upcoming drag happenings across the country!
Best of Bowie
An original LGBTQ+ icon, who doesn’t love the legend that is David Bowie? Pushing the boundaries of the time and revolutionising a generation’s attitudes towards sexuality, we always have time to salute this glam-rock hero - and what better way to show respect and support than listening to the very Best of Bowie or even the 45th anniversary album, which came out earlier this year. You won’t be disappointed!
The Danish Girl
Touching upon the real-life events of the artist formerly known as Einar Wegener before becoming Lili Elbe, this film is the portrayal of the first person to undergo sexual reassignment surgery. Such a pivotal event in history and for the LGBTQ+ community, this film will make you laugh, cry and feel every other emotion in between. Available on Amazon Prime, it’s definitely not one to be missed!
Available of Netflix and BBC iPlayer, Pose is the story of the African-American and Latino LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming drag ball culture in NYC in the 1980s and 1990s and is now on its third series. Touching upon real issues, faced every day in the LGBTQ+ community, including the impact of the AIDS epidemic in the US, this series is inspiring, triumphant and is a must watch!
The Celluloid Closet
A modern classic is the only way to describe this book by Vito Russo. Unhappy with the way gay people were represented in film and television, Vito embarked upon a journey to educate the masses with, The Celluloid Closet. Still studied in media, film, and culture classes today, this book is a must read. There’s also a film based on the book, which is available to buy or rent on Amazon prime.