LGBT History Month

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Life & CultureLongreadSwitchboard LGBT+: What It Means to Me by Five PeopleAs the UK’s oldest LGBT+ telephone helpline celebrates its 45th anniversary, five people – from callers to listening volunteers – reflect on the work of this life-changing serviceLouis Staples
Life & CultureEssayLiving in the Time of Dark: An Essay by NakhaneAs part of our LGBT History Month series, and coinciding with the re-release of his album You Will Not Die, the South African-born actor and musician pens a powerful piece about sainthood and the great writer James BaldwinNakhane Touré
Life & CultureLongreadMy Experience of Gay Conversion TherapyAmerican writer Garrard Conley was coerced into enrolling in a “gay conversion therapy” – an experience that he would recount in his memoir, Boy Erased, which has now been adapted into film. Here, he shares his story...Daisy Woodward
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Style & GroomingLongreadThe Sexy, Secret History of Leather Fetish FashionFrom post-war motorcycle groups to modern-day sex apps, this is the story of how leather became a symbol of masculinity and sexualityLouis Staples