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Laura Pradelska was a victim of transphobic abuse in Zara on Oxford Street earlier this week. The German actress – who’s best known for her role as Quaithe in the second season of Game of Thrones – wrote on Twitter that she was verbally attacked with “vile racial abuse” after she defended a lady from four women who jumped the queue. “So I never rant on social media, but I’ve just witnessed the worst behaviour in Zara on Oxford Street,” she...

Leaving an audience standing for 90 minutes is a tough ask, but when the material is an emotive, thrilling and frankly darn-right funky as this, time means nothing. Kaelo’s (Alfred Enoch) journey follows him from his home in London to South Africa following the death of his mother. When staying with his grandmother – who is unaware of her daughter’s death – the history and difficulties of life in South Africa are presented to Kaelo and a journey to understand...

The Fashion Freak Show is quite unlike anything we’ve seen in a long time. More a cabaret revue than a straightforward theatrical experience, it’s a sort-of biographical show, offering a handful of snapshots into key moments of Gaultier’s life and career, alongside some comedy sketches, photoshoots, catwalks and party scenes. The dramatic element is paper thin, and it’s wildly indulgent and self-congratulatory, but the multi-talented troupe of performers ensure that it’s also tremendous fun. Essentially it’s two hours of dancing,...

Iqra – played by actress Priya Davdra – will come out as gay in a storyline this summer, after it’s revealed that she’s been sending flirtatious messages to other women. A source told The Sun: “Iqra has been fighting to keep her sexuality quiet, but eventually the truth will emerge.” The character won’t be the show’s first gay Muslim, but she will be the first Muslim lesbian. It was announced earlier this year that Eastenders would introduce a queer bar in...

2019 seems to be a good year for new theatres opening in London; continuing that trend is the brand-new Troubadour Theatre in White City. Home to two performance spaces, Peter Pan is playing in the larger, 1,200 capacity theatre; vast, boxy, and featuring exposed rigging, it more closely resembles a miniature arena than a traditional theatre space. Although this production is large in scale, at times it felt a little bit swallowed up by the cavernous space in which its...

A gay couple is suing the State Department for refusing to recognize their daughter as an American citizen. Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg filed a federal lawsuit against the State Department because they are being forced to go through a lengthy process to get an American passport for their daughter Simone, who was born to a surrogate in England with the help of an anonymous egg donor. Mize and Gregg are married, both are listed on their daughter’s birth certificate, and...

Boris Johnson has been crowned the new leader of Britain’s Conservative Party, and will become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at its most critical moment of modern times. The 55-year-old beat Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the runoff to replace Theresa May. “My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive,” he once said — one of many statements in which he may never have...

British Airways cancelled all flights to Cairo for a week on Saturday as a security “precaution”. Lufthansa followed suit, abruptly suspended flights to Cairo too. Lufthansa later said it had cancelled its flights to Cairo on Saturday from Munich and Frankfurt and will resume its flights on Sunday (July 21). British Airways said that it would never operate an aircraft unless it was safe to do so. When asked for more details about why flights had been suspended and what security...

Pro-EU protesters are taking to the streets of London to rally against the expected appointment of former foreign secretary Boris Johnson as the UK's next prime minister. You can watch live footage in the video player, above. Johnson is the favourite to win the race to be next Conservative Party leader — and PM — after incumbent Theresa May announced she was quitting. He has vowed to conclude Brexit by October 31, even if that is without a deal being agreed...

On Tuesday, an England-based musical teacher named Jacqueline Hughes wrote about a young student of hers named Charlie who had gotten bullied and beaten up by hateful students at her school. The bullies called him “gay, fat and stupid.” On Twitter, Hughes wrote: She never expected the outpouring of love that came in from London’s West End stage actors via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. PinkNews reports: Here are a few of the videos: In response, Hughes issued a personal video message (below) and...

That’s particularly true for creatives, who can use the more peaceful surroundings as a means to truly focus their minds. There’s a reason that iconic bands such as Queen were shipped off by record execs to the British countryside to work on new music, giving them time and space to cultivate fresh ideas and ultimately create groundbreaking material. In partnership with Cottages.com, GAY TIMES gave three different creatives the opportunity to retreat to a holiday home in the UK to...

You might be asking yourself (or Instagram), ‘Where’s hot on the food scene at the moment?’ Well hun, we’ve got you covered. Here’s six of London’s newest restaurants and bars for 2019 that you simply have to try. ________ The Big Mamma restaurant group just opened their first London location, Gloria’s. Located on Eastern Street, Shoreditch, the likelihood of you already having seen this place on your Instagram feed is high. Their interiors are as grand as the exterior, with layers upon...

A teen drag queen knew how to get his classmates cheering at graduation: do a death drop. Brandon Austin, who performs as Sophia Stardust, just graduated from West Kent College, near London, England. He told Gay Star News that he noticed most of his theatre classmates were doing more than walking across the stage. They were adding bows or waving to the crowd. “I just said to my friends, ‘How iconic would it be if I did a death drop?'” he said. “All...

The London police said on Friday they have launched an investigation into the alleged leaks of the official memos that led to the resignation of the British ambassador to Washington. British ambassador Kim Darroch quit on Wednesday after US president Donald Trump called him "stupid" and "wacky" following the publication of the confidential memos by a newspaper. In the memos, Darroch had called Trump's administration inept. The London Metropolitan Police said its counter-terrorism command, which takes national responsibility for investigating...

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