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PUTTING THE CHO IN PSYCHO

BISEXUAL HEROINE MARGARET CHO TALKS TO ALENA DIERICKX ABOUT HER NEW SHOW AND WHY SHE’S RELEASED A SONG ABOUT KILLING HER RAPIST
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Bisexual comedian and actor Margaret Cho broke into the world of comedy when she won a comedy contest where the first prize was opening for Jerry Seinfeld. She moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s and became the most booked act on the comedy circuit and the darling of late night American talk shows. Bob Hope put her on a prime time special and almost overnight she became a national celebrity. Ever since then, Cho has continued to forge her trailblazing comedy path, refusing to be tamed or to “tone down” the content of her shows. Speaking fear lessly about race, sexism, homo- and biphobia, drugs, homelessness, her eating disorder and being a rape survivor has grown an even bigger army of fans, which by the way includes Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry, the Cliks, Tina Fey and the Dresden Dolls. If she has a display cabinet at home, that’s where you’ll find a bevy of entertainment gongs. A passionate activist for LGBT causes, she has also been honoured by GLAAD, National Lesbian and Gay Task Force and PFLAG for making a difference in promoting equal rights for all. Bow down, bitches.

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In the new issue Ellen Page talks to us – and you – about coming out and playing gay in her new movie Freeheld, alongside the great talent that is Julianne Moore. We've also spoken to Carrie-Ann Moss (AKA Trinity from The Matrix) about her role as a lesbian lawyer in the new Netflix series Jessica Jones. Our First Ladies feature looks at the world's most influential LGBT political figures in the corridor of power. Charlotte Cooper talks Fat Power and why fat activism is important to anyone who cares about social change. Sarah Outen shares her rowing home to marry story. Also in this issue: Alicya Eyo Bi-commodification Cherry Jones Sober Start Margaret Cho Find Your Balance Big Joanie Stay protected online Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.
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