Dean, Josh & team HISKIND
We had a vision to create a revolutionary brand that improved the conversation between gay men, the LGBT+ community and our allies. We don’t want LGBT+ content to be refined to a specific section of a magazine newsstand. We believe it should be available on the tubes, in your favourite cafes, bars and restaurants and at gates and lounges of airlines, just like all other publications. Deciding to do this in 2017 is no easy task but it’s one that has been made easier by an extraordinary team bringing together a collective of like-minded, passionate game changers, thought leaders and creatives around the globe.
In a world full of imitation and replication, we wanted to do something different. Something that would stand out, be authentic and something we could take beyond the pages of a print magazine. HISKIND celebrates the good in the LGBT+ community whilst acknowledging struggles those in our community still face every day across the globe.
It’s been one year since the Pulse nightclub shooting, where 49 LGBT+ innocents were murdered and, after a rough few months for the UK, we’re calling for you to stay defiant, resist and call out hatred when you see it. Solidarity is more important than ever, be that solidarity with your fellow queer community, with trans women and men, with gay Chechens, with muslims and people of colour across the globe. Embrace community, show love, stop hate.
To anyone who has been following our journey from day one, you’ll have witnessed our evolution and watched us grow. We want you to be apart of our journey so we ask you to give us your feedback, tell your friends, join the conversation, contribute, submit and let’s continue to build a voice that reflects a community.
Thanks for your support and thanks for reading, we hope you enjoy the issue.