GAY TIMES OCTOBER 2018 • KARAMO BROWN

Karamo Brown, one fifth of the new (and improved) Fab Five, has demonstrated the power of platform. After the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye was catapulted back into living rooms around the world, Karamo has spread his messages of self-love and self-care not only to the subjects of the wildly successful reality show, but also to his global audience. Recently speaking out about his own battles with depression and even suicide, Karamo wants to break down the stigma surrounding the queer relationship with mental health. In his interview with Otamere Guobadia, he opens up on fatherhood, knowing your limits and breaking down the layers of toxic masculinity in the community.

“I’m constantly having to fight against these stereotypes of what people think it is to be a father or to be a strong man.”

Elsewhere in the issue: The Vixen sits down with fellow Drag Race alum Shea Coulee on racism within the fandom; Tommy Genesis on owning her sexuality; Matthew Pipes meets with a collective of queer creatives dissect what it’s like being a young queer man of colour in 2018; the best of UK theatre; Vincint shares what makes him most proud; plus fashion, travel, products, review, essays and much more!

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