Virgin Radio launches dedicated LGBT community station with hosts including RuPaul Drag Race star and BBC Radio presenter who came out live non-binary
- Virgin Radio Pride UK will be broadcast from June 7 to the end of September
- He will address issues such as trans rights, gay adoption and parenting support
- Hosts will be joined in the conversation by guest contributors, Virgin revealed
- Presenters include Matt Cain, Emma Goswell, Debbie Ryan and Phil Clifton
Virgin Radio will launch an LGBT station that will operate during the summer, the station revealed.
The station, called Pride UK, will air from June 7 to the end of September and will focus on issues such as trans rights, gay adoption, living with HIV and helping parents understand LGBT topics.
The list of presenters includes Tia Kofi, a former RuPaul Drag Race United Kingdom star, and Shivani Dave, who came out live non-binary on a pride show on BBC Radio Wiltshire.
The hosts will be joined by famous guest contributors and will partner with pride marches across the country, as well as LGBT organizations.
Other presenters include LGBTQ + radio DJs Vicki Blight, Phil Clifton, Stephen Sullivan, Debbie Ryan and Emma Goswell as well as acclaimed journalist and writer Matt Cain – who previously worked as editor of Attitude, the British magazine. the most sold for homosexuals. Men.
The list of presenters includes Tia Kofi (left), a former RuPaul Drag Race UK star, and Shivani Dave (right), who came out live non-binary on a pride show on BBC Radio Wiltshire
The station, called Pride UK, will air from June 7 until the end of September. Pictured is a giant rainbow flag during the annual London Pride Parade in London, Britain July 07, 2018
The lineup includes documentaries about being bisexual in 2021, how the LGBT community shapes dance music, and a weekly magazine by Cain called The Sunday Roast.
Virgin Radio Pride UK will play largely pop-dance and pop-R & B from the past 20 years, the broadcaster said.
Drag queen Kofi said, “I am so excited to be a part of the launch of this amazing new LGBTQ + station.
“We’ve created something made by queer people for queer people and beyond, and it’s going to be amazing.
Other presenters include LGBTQ + radio DJs Vicki Blight, Phil Clifton and Emma Goswell, as well as acclaimed journalist and writer Matt Cain (pictured) – who previously worked as editor of Attitude, the best-selling magazine in the world. UK for gay men.
“Get ready for the ultimate Friday night pre-party with me, as well as some sensational content from the entire LGBTQ + community.”
After the announcement, Cain took to Twitter to celebrate. He said, “I have EXCITING NEWS! I’m joining #VirginRadioPride to present the station’s flagship talk show! Think of it as Loose Women for queer people – discussing all kinds of issues affecting the LGBT + community. And I can’t wait to crack.
You can listen to Virgin Radio Pride UK from June 7 on DAB in London, online or through the Virgin Radio app.
Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race UK on Stan in Australia.
Who are the presenters of Virgin Radio UK Pride UK?
Lawrence Bolton, known by the stage name Tia Kofi, is a British drag queen from Clapham, south London. They are best known for competing in the second round of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Lawrence Bolton, known by the stage name Tia Kofi
Celebrity radio presenter Emma Goswell featured breakfast on Gaydio, the world’s largest LGBT radio station for five years between 2013 and 2018.
Famous radio host Emma Goswell
A British radio presenter and nominated for Sony television, Phil Clifton has appeared on MTV, Radio X and formerly Channel 4.
Phil Clifton appeared on MTV
Plymouth-born Vicki Blight has featured on Heart 106, a regional radio station broadcast in the East Midlands, Absolute Radio, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Wales.
Vicki Blight, born in Plymouth
Writer Matt Cain worked as the editor of Attitude, the UK’s top-selling magazine for gay men between 2016 and 2018. He is also an ambassador for Manchester Pride and the Albert Kennedy Trust, the charity UK for homeless LGBT + youth.
Between 2016 and 2018, Matt worked as the editor of Attitude, the UK’s top-selling magazine for gay men.
Matt Cain worked as Editor-in-Chief of Attitude
Debbie Ryan worked with co-host Neil Sexton as NDebz on Gaydio accommodation on Saturday morning. The Guardian described the duo as “very successfully reprising mainstream breakfast shows with their largely reactionary chatter.”
Debbie Ryan worked with Neil Sexton
BBC Radio Wiltshire presenter Shivani Dave used his platform to release live non-binary over the air last year. “I don’t identify with being a man or a woman. I’m kind of outside of those two options – I’m just one person, ”they said.
Presenter Shivani Dave
Club Entertainment Director Stephen Sullivan has previously hosted a number of Heart radio shows, often acting as a replacement for other DJs while balancing his work as a promoter.