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MARY’S PICTURE HOUSE | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

MARY’S PICTURE HOUSE | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Cinemas serve alcohol these days so why shouldn’t bars show films, even better when it’s for charity! Mary’s – on Cardiff’s St Mary’s Street – has just launched Mary’s Picture House, where they will be showing LGBT+ themed classic movies. Their first showing was the 1990 documentary – and essential viewing for anyone who considers themselves a fan […]

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LA VOIX | INTERVIEW

LA VOIX | INTERVIEW

La Voix – the drag queen who went from the Vauxhall Tavern to Britain’s Got Talent – is now taking on the world, as she brings her new show Red Hot Globe Trot to Wales Millennium Centre’s cabaret bar, Ffresh. In her shows, La Voix is known for her uncanny singing-sound-alikes of big names and voices. […]

 Chris Williams

HEY MARY | CLUB REVIEW

HEY MARY | CLUB REVIEW

At the end of this month’s Hey Mary, a queer/alternative/inclusive club night in Cardiff, it was remembered that June 12th was a year since the massacre in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. Hey Mary usually takes place the first Friday of every month but as it was moved back a week because of the football in Cardiff, June’s […]

 Chris Williams

MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 3 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 3 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Following on from the first and second part in the series, Chris Williams speaks with more of Cardiff’s drag queens. What about female drag queens? We’re not talking about female cross-dressing here – that’s drag kings. Female drag queens have been around for a long time – but they are only becoming widely known about now. Known as […]

 Chris Williams

MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 2 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 2 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Following on from the first part in the series, Chris Williams speaks with the Cardiff drag queens who make up the Drag group the International League of Dianas; they also host Hey Mary, an alternative and queer/inclusive club night. Lucy Fur, 24 How long have you been doing drag? About four years, but only properly for about two and […]

 Chris Williams

MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 1 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 1 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

After the success of our feature on Cardiff’s drag scene – and with a new series of the perennially popular RuPaul’s Drag Race now ensconced on our screens – we’ve decided to profile some of Cardiff’s Queens. Misty Monique, 21 (“Only just, there goes my ‘twink’ status”) Gloucester’s Johneh Emptage has the honour of being our first Queen. Currently finishing […]

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DRAG: CARDIFF AND QUEENS | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

DRAG: CARDIFF AND QUEENS | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Never before has drag been so popular and visible. No-one can argue that the upsurge in popularity is not largely due the massive success of the TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race. Yes drag has been around for a long, long time, and it’s even been on prime-time television in some form for a while, but Drag Race […]