Dexter Mayfield all but broke the damn internet when he stepped out on to the runway of a Marco Marco fashion show. Since then he’s been living his best life unapologetically, appearing in music videos left right and center. With an eclectic portfolio of modelling, and a proverbial rolodex full of celebrity friends, we met Dexter on the importance of body positive representation, the underlying racial stigma in the gay community, and his hope for a more inclusive future generation of queer people.
“Being an overweight, obese black man in the gay community is not easy. There's enough prejudice and hate out there in general, especially for us.” For people to not understand that sexual racism is a form of prejudice and a form of institutionalised racism. Excluding so many people because of a ‘preference’ is frustrating, and it's something that we need to stop. It's hypocritical to the overall message our community hopes to spread, of love and acceptance. It’s such an ignorant problem to have.”