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An A-LGBTQ+ of Pride

From rousing renditions of ‘Glad to be Gay’ in the Seventies to this year’s Heartstopper generation, Paul Flynn offers a 101+ on everything you should know and cherish about the celebrations

Jun 23, 2022
ES Magazine

Platinum Jubilee: In defense of the Queen

Our monarch’s made it glowing to her Platinum Jubilee party, but Paul Flynn didn’t always have such a golden view of her. He shares how he came round to Britain’s national institution

Jun 1, 2022

Heartstopper: the renewed Netflix hit represents a great step forward

The streamer’s gorgeous gay romance has been a hit with young and old alike

May 20, 2022

What to watch: a guide to the best spring TV

Summer is coming! But first, schedule in some screen time. From the return of Sienna Miller to Normal People 2.0, Paul Flynn has the low-down on the biggest TV events of the season

Apr 20, 2022

Bruce Willis’s retirement leaves man-sized boots to fill

He made an early receding hairline and unshaven face fleetingly the hottest physical assets on the planet

Apr 1, 2022

New must-see TV shows to get you through the rest of winter

It’s cold, dark, and we still have six weeks until spring. The solution? TV! Paul Flynn on the soon-to-be-cult shows coming soon to a box near you

Feb 18, 2022
The Escapist

Warhol, yellow cabs, Times Square—a love letter to New York City

New York has always felt familiar yet exotic all at once. Paul Flynn toasts London’s naughty cousin as US travel reopens once again

Nov 11, 2021

‘Kylie has been the capital’s walking fairy-dust — its joy valve’

After 30 years in the capital, Kylie Minogue is packing up her Knightsbridge penthouse and moving back to her native Australia. Paul Flynn reflects on the indelible mark she left on London’s gay scene

Oct 8, 2021
Events and Things To Do

Cancelled or not, we need to keep the rainbow flag flying for Pride

With Pride In London celebrations pushed back for another year, Paul Flynn reflects on his own formative experiences at parades past and details why, despite the criticism from some quarters, it remains a vital event for LGBTQ+ people

Sep 10, 2021
The Reveller

Clubbing is back: are you ready to go out out again?

As dancing indoors is allowed once more on 19 July, Paul Flynn explores why nightclubs are where so many of us truly come alive. Let’s go out out!

Jul 16, 2021

Going out out: my life in gay bars

A frank new book about the evolution and importance of gay nightlife has Paul Flynn reflecting on his own nocturnal adventures in the capital — and other cities around the globe. Whose round is it, anyway?

Mar 11, 2021

Demonised, criminalised and shamed — life as a gay man in the 80s

Already being hailed as a masterpiece, Russell T Davies’ new Channel 4 drama, It’s A Sin, revisits the health crisis that decimated the gay  community. Paul Flynn, who came of age at that time, salutes a story rarely told from the inside — and shares his own

Jan 21, 2021
ES Magazine

The Capture's Callum Turner chats acting, football and modelling

‘Who is that?’ everyone thought, as 2019’s breakout star burst onto our screens in BBC drama The Capture. And it turns out Callum Turner’s own story is as intriguing as the one that made him famous, finds Paul Flynn

Nov 7, 2019
ES Magazine

A sense of pride: London's LGBT+ pioneers

As London prepares for its rainbow-doused celebration of all things LBGT+, Paul Flynn celebrates the capital’s fearless, pioneering heroes who got us where we are today

Jul 4, 2019
ES Magazine

The nation's favourite hard man: meet Line of Duty star Stephen Graham

With a scene-stealing role in Line of Duty, as well as new films for Shane Meadows and Martin Scorsese in the pipeline, everyone’s talking about Stephen Graham

Apr 17, 2019
ES Magazine

Ben Hunte is the BBC’s first LGBT correspondent

The BBC’s first official LGBT correspondent, Ben Hunte, talks to Paul Flynn about tearing down barriers and busting stereotypes

Apr 3, 2019
ES Magazine

Why Lucien Clarke is fashion's man of the moment

He’s the face of Palace and lit up Virgil Abloh’s triumphant first Vuitton show, but Lucien Clarke has his sights set on even bigger things

Mar 13, 2019