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Alex Hopkins
Alex Hopkins is a journalist and writer, based in London.

He has written extensively on LGBT issues for a range of publications including London's Time Out.

He is currently executive editor of Beige magazine (

He is currently working on a memoir.

Entries by Alex Hopkins

Remembering Gay Icon Elaine Stritch

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 3:31 PM

Image of Elaine Stritch in her dressing room Savoy Theatre, London, by Alan Warren, courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Theatre legend Elaine Stritch died one year ago on 17 July. As the anniversary of her death approaches Alex Hopkins shares his personal memories...

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What Has Happened to the Real Gay Icons?

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 2:48 PM

Image of Joan Crawford by George Hurrell, 1936 (public domain)

Considering I'd put my back out three weeks previously, had a bruised disc, compression of the nerves and had consumed a cocktail of Tramadol and Martini Rosso, this particular Grindr encounter had gone...

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The Trials of Being Gay and Ginger

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 4:57 PM

Image of Alex Hopkins by Lee Butler

"Yuk, he's a fucking ginger!" The insults had been happening for weeks before I combusted in all my redheaded glory. "Yeah, well, it's better than having boring brown hair, the color of... POO!" I screamed back....

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Review of Straight Expectations: What Does It Mean to Be Gay Today? by Julie Bindel

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 7:21 PM


Gay adolescents today are faced with a much more welcoming world than when I came out. Legislatively we have never had it so good and are now almost equal with heterosexuals. The big businesses who would once fire us now embrace the "pink...

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