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BFI FLARE

The UK’s premier LGBT+ film festival returns to Southbank London this year celebrating its 30th birthday
Theo and Hugo

THE FLARE IS BACK!

Flare, the LGBT+ film festival at the BFI Southbank in London, is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, which means it’s well past the awkward teen coming out stage, past the messy twenties reliving the teen experience that never happened, and into a comfortable, secure and steady fourth decade. Or not. Refusing to rest on their laurels, this year’s programming is just as wide ranging and radical as ever, from romance in a post 9/11 Brooklyn mosque, to the new frontier of bromance (hint: gay bros), to Isabella Rossellini as a talking hamster, to a pool party thrown by evangelical Christians with a gay son. Films aside, for 10 days the Southbank becomes a centre of LGBT activity, which is another way of seeing loads of gay people, everywhere, all the time. Yes, you don’t even have to trek to Soho for a bit of cultural flirtation. Here, we’ve taken a look at what Flare is offering this year, and picked out 12 films you definitely shouldn’t miss...

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Celebrating 30 years in the music industry, as they release their new album Super, the Pet Shop Boys cover the new issue of Attitude. Inside, we have the gay Booker Prize winner Marlon James, hunky teacher/model Pietro Boselli, musical theatre star Ben Forster, and a preview of the BFI Flare film festival. There’s a feature on the history of punk, and gay readers introduce us to their mums (ah!) Elsewhere in this Style issue, get up to date on the best of the high street, and what’s on trend this spring/summer.
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