We chatted to Steve Gregory, Director at Gay London Life, about the last year and becoming London’s only LGBTQ+ magazine.
Here’s what he had to say.
“I can’t quite believe we are here already! A year has flown by, and what an awesome one. A year ago today, after lots of planning, we stuck our head above the surface with the words I’ve always wanted to say….
Good morning London, it’s Monday, April 26th 2021, and we are live!
After the pandemic, things for everyone were really uncertain, including our wonderfully diverse LGBTQ+ scene. So many venues and spaces had been closed for over 18 months, and we knew we had to create a space once again for all those venues, performers, acts and LGBTQ businesses to showcase what they do best to our vibrant, loyal, and dedicated community.
We spent the early weeks and months building until it was time to release our first edition in October 2021. We were overwhelmed with the support and are so very thankful to everyone for it.
Since then, we overcame Omicron and have become a monthly magazine packed with scene news! In addition, we became media partners with GAYDIO! The UK’s number one LGBTQ+ radio station and served some fantastic looks on our covers, from Zodiac to Jock, Ku to Clone Zone and Libidex, some of the biggest brands in our community have all been the stars…
Our 6th exciting edition, which sports an incredible cover from Above The Stag, comes out this Thursday, and we cannot wait to share it with you!
Thank you all for reading, sharing, and supporting us. In our first year, we couldn’t be here without you. Here’s to many more years to come”.