Issa Olwengo

“As a gay man of Kenyan decent, I have struggled at some stages of my life to satisfy the expectations of the black community, while still staying true to my gay self…”


“I might still be in the closet but I’m living my best life. I feel very included and very safe. I know I can always rely on people.”

Philip Connaughton

“When I’ve done solos, you’re never really alone. There’s always a team around you. As I was looking after my mum, I noticed that this is kind of her solo.”

Michael Keyes

“I had to realign what a man is. A man isn’t just a dude with a dick. What is a dude, like? It’s not just how you present to the world.”

DePaul Vera

“I am narrating my experience as a Black, queer male and using pop culture elements to emphasise America's long-lasting encouragement of Black oppression.”

Ran Cai

“People are afraid of trying them so they never know. Attraction is rich, with different levels to it. Which is why I believe all people are queer.”

We Are The Solution

“'We are the Solution' centres itself around the voices and faces of three men who have previously offered masc their perspective on the contemporary experience of living with HIV.”