When Russell T. It was the late s, and the height of the AIDS pandemic within the gay community had passed. Davies felt that gay culture had endured so much, had been stuck so wholly behind the prisms of disease and death, that he was insistent on depicting a complex, sexy, celebratory kind of hereafter for the living. The show was a sensation, in its way; the U.
On 21 February a large cargo steamship, Darro , collided with her in the English Channel south of the Isle of Wight. Mendi sank killing people, most of whom were black South African troops. She called at Lagos in Nigeria , where a naval gun was mounted on her stern. Mendi ' s complement was a mixture characteristic of many UK merchant ships at the time. Officers, stewards, cooks, signallers and gunners were British; firemen and other crew were West Africans , most of them from Sierra Leone. The South African Native Labour Corps men aboard her came from a range of social backgrounds, and from a number of different peoples spread over the South African provinces and neighbouring territories. Most had never seen the sea before this voyage, and very few could swim.
It might just be the third national lockdown talking, but the first thing that strikes you about It's a Sin is the absolutely belting parties. They're far too busy finding friendship, safety and sex in London's house parties, their local gay-friendly pub and the club dance floor. We start at a sprint: first Ritchie Olly Alexander hops on the ferry from the Isle of Wight to start a law course, a fresh pack of Durex Excitas in hand courtesy of his dad — cheers, Pops — then Roscoe Omari Douglas escapes his ultra-conservative family with a flourish after they start praying for his soul.
One of its latest videos is a poetic look a modern day homophobia. The poem explores things many gay people will know if they show public displays of affection. Time For Love explores homophobia in modern society, and also the concept of normality.