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The queer female duo have overcome adveristy to finally release their debut album.

It’s been a long road for Nimmo towards their full-length debut album. The band – consisting of Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett – were busy working on the collection three years ago as part of their major label deal with Sony that they’d pretty much signed straight out of uni, before they came to the slow realisation that the system they were operating in wasn’t quite working for them.

“ We would come up with something simple and everyone gets excited, and then for some reason it then became a really slow process,” Sarah now explains, looking back on the events that unfolded. The pair left the label on amicable terms, taking the music they had been working on with them. But they were yet to face their toughest test.

In order to pay the bills they had to get fulltime work in bars and cafes, and then use any extra time continuing to write songs and achieve their ambitions of a career in music. “You’re still absolutely adamant that what you’re going to still call yourself a musician,” Sarah says. “That’s still your job title in your head.”

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Over the next 3 months, Gay Times Magazine will be celebrating the very essence of Pride – featuring voices and experiences of the entire LGBTQ initialism from all over the world. In our first volume, covered by Billy Porter, Valentina and Bretman Rock, we’re looking at the fluidity our modern community enjoys. These are people who have either fought for, given visibility to, or celebrated their power to express themselves in the most authentic (and downright fierce) way possible. Not only that, but they do it unapologetically, and with two fingers up to the patriarchy that governs what is considered ‘normal’. We also have a special extended travel section on everything New York City World Pride, giving you insight into the great metropolis that witnessed the birth of Pride. What’s more, there are interviews with the team bringing Tales of the City back to Netflix, making sure the enduring spirit of the queer community is front and centre. Elsewhere in the issue Ryan Jamaal Swain talks Pose, privilege and Pride; L Devine on bringing her sexuality front and centre in her music; Dustin Lance Black on his lifetime of activism; Angele Anang on being the first openly trans winner of Drag Race; Ryan O’Connell on why disabled people shouldn’t be used as ‘inspiration porn; plus fashion, opinion and art from all over the world.