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Louis Staples

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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
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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
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Life & CultureOpinionWill 2019 Be the Year the Feminine Gay Man Gets to Shine on Screen?At present, cinema shows no sign of ending its love affair with traditionally masculine gay men, writes Louis StaplesLouis Staples
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Life & CultureFeatureFive of the Most Powerful Representations of AIDS on ScreenAhead of BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, we look at five of the best filmic representations of the virus and its devastating effectsLouis Staples
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Life & CultureFeatureThe Male Model Schooling the World on Queer HistoryJack Guinness discusses his new website celebrating LGBTQ+ pioneers and the fashion industry’s complex relationship with queer cultureLouis Staples