As part of QUEERGURU’S quest researching the hotbed of queer East London, we came across Justin David as he was just launching his debut novel with a title we would have loved for our own memoir HE’S DONE EVER SO WELL FOR HIMSELF. A self-proclaimed working-class queer writer Justin is also a photographer, publisher and full-time teacher.
He’s passionate about living in Dalston with his partner Nathan Evans with whom he has formed Inkandescent a new publishing imprint to nurture and produce the work of up and coming writers. He called us via Facetime from his bedroom and although we discussed many things, I foolishly failed to ask him if the rope so prominently displayed behind him was part of another passion. Maybe next time.
We are constantly surprised at the sheer beauty of the videos made by edgy queer filmmaker Joseph Wilson. An East End boy and an habitué of Sink The Pink because ‘drag is my ecstasy’ even when Wilson undertakes commercial projects like this promotional video for Welcome Eyewear, he still blows our minds away. Check out the rest of his work at http://www.josephwilsonfilms.co.uk/ and … Continue reading
Finally a face to face with filmmaker and Sink The Pink aficionado the lovely Joseph Wilson, then off to BFI Flare to interview David Hoyle who we think is still ‘Divine’, and finally meeting the multi-talented Lyall Hakaraia at VFD one of the best queer spaces in the East End. Whilst all those interviews are being edited, here’s a wee trailer of Lyall, resplendent in #Halson & #Chanel, welcoming us to VFD (formerly Vogue Fabrics)