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I AM HUM

COMEDIAN JOE LYCETT ON WHY HUN IS THE BEST THING EVER…

ONE OF THE ASPECTS OF LGBT CULTURE I have long adored is its unabashed attempts to constantly create new words to describe niche things. You might be attracted to a twink, an otter, a bear or a quiche. You might be a top or a bottom. Perhaps you’re a Debrah. In the bisexual world alone there are the plethora of spin-off terms: heteroromantic, fluid, pan, queer, Gaviscon.

Yet among all these words there is one term that I have become obsessed with. It is a word I am fascinated and entranced by. A word that, when executed correctly, can come close to perfection. A word that can inspire and teach us. That word is ‘hun’.

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On the cover, the new queen of pop Christine and the Queens talks sexuality, subversion, Michael Jackson… and Trump! Elsewhere in this issue: from courtroom battles to the Strictly ballroom with Judge Rinder; Sweden’s siren Tove Lo on sex, drugs and pop music; Do throuples work? Millennial sexuality in the spotlight; and The Pass star Arinze Kene on the taboo of gay footballers.