March 10 - Olly Murs
I’ve been upstaged in my own magazine. Again. With Ugly Betty ending this spring, we bring you an unmissable editor’s letter... from Wilhelmina. We’ve also got the final cover of Mode magazine. (Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, multiple covers in one magazine, there’s been a lot of that around recently.) You may think Ugly Betty hasn’t been with us that long, but when it first hit our screens everyone said it was “fierce” and now everyone thinks it’s “amaze” which shows how much has changed.
Mode mag aside, there’s plenty to get your teeth into this issue, from Olly Murs to self-sucking. We take a look at botched plastic surgery and debate the ban on gay men giving blood. We even sent Andrew off to Africa to see if he would get eaten by a lion (seriously, he was trying to put cat collars on them while feeding them Whiskers, or something like that).
But there’s plenty happening closer to home too. Over the next month we’ll be supporting the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (17-31 March, bfi.org.uk/llgff). It’s definitely one of the cultural highlights of the gay year. But it always annoys me that the national tour doesn’t get more attention, so if you don’t make it to any of the screenings in the capital, keep an eye out – some of the films may be coming to a cinema near you soon. And yep, GT, DIVA and PinkPaper.com support the tour too.
We’re also helping out with National Student Pride in Brighton on 6 March, where I’m going to have to be on my best behaviour as I’m chairing a question time debate with the three main parties on gay rights. At the very least it should help me work up a thirst for the pub crawl and club night after (student pride).
Finally, by popular request, we’ve changed the paper that GT is printed on so we’re now as bright and shiny as a day-glo catsuit. Enjoy!