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30 LGBT people, places and things you need to know: Asifa Lahore

By Will Stroude

While there still may be a long fight for equality ahead, and tragic events like Orlando proving that homophobia is still prominent in today’s society, there’s also plenty to be happy about, and so many reasons to be hopeful for the future.

In Attitude’s July Issue – available to download and in shops now – our editor Matthew Todd marks his final issue at the helm of the magazine with his list of 30 people, places and things that makes us happy.

And because frankly the national mood could do with a lift this week, we’re giving you a peek at a few of the people, places and things that made the list – up next it’s…

Asifa Lahore


Asifa Lahore is the UK’s first, most prominent, most fabulous, Muslim drag queen. The alter-ego of Asif Quraishi, when she’s not hosting club nights or DJing at Club Urban Desi and Disco Rani, she can be found engrossed in activism, championing the “Gayasian” community.

A highly visible ambassador for both the Muslim and LGBT community — often at the expense of her own safety — Asifa is a true inspiration.

You can read Asifa’s feature, along with the other 29 people, things and places that make us happy in Attitude’s July Issue, available to download now from and in shops now.

Print copies are available to order globally from

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