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KATRINA ALLEN LOOKS AHEAD TO THIS YEAR’S GAY GAMES
PHOTO CHRISTIAN WEISCHE

The Gay Games is a huge sporting event and, like the Olympics, is held every four years.

It first took place in San Francisco in 1982, featuring 17 sports, 12 nations and 1,350 participants. It was a huge success, making it clear that this LGBT+ sporting celebration would continue. Since then, it’s been held in cities such as Vancouver, New York, Amsterdam, Sydney and Cologne. Each time, the numbers have increased. By 2006 there were 30 sports and cultural events, 70 nations and 11,700 participants. And this year, the sporting extravaganza is to be held in Paris.

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We’re thrilled to have lesbian royalty Samira Wiley on our cover this month talking about The Handmaid’s Tale, Orange Is The New Black, and the importance of representation. In our exclusive interview, Samira also opens up about coming out, being a role model, and why she’s no longer worried about being labelled as a “gay actress”. Also in this issue… Orange Is Back: Why we’re still hooked, six seasons later Taryn Manning tells DIVA: “I miss playing the villain” Picnic At Hanging Rock: Natalie Dormer chats to Roxy Bourdillon about the BBC’s new sapphic series Miseducation Of Cameron Post star Sasha Lane: “I still haven’t come out to my parents” Hannah Bardell MP visits Malawi Eight surprisingly LGBT-friendly holiday destinations PLUS: Gay Games 2018, Edinburgh Fringe, horoscopes and much more!