Bimini to guest edit the Now Hear This newsletter this Pride month

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The Independent
Tuesday 21 June 2022 17:13 BST
Bimini is guest-editing the Now Hear This newsletter
Bimini is guest-editing the Now Hear This newsletter (Penguin)

Bimini will be reflecting on their resplendent performance at Download Festival when they guest edit The Independent’s Now Hear This newsletter, for one week only, this Pride month.

Bimini, one of the breakout stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series two, will be sharing what it was like to perform onstage at Download earlier this month, as they also look ahead to another show at Standon Calling in July. This year’s festival includes the Laundry Meadows stage, in partnership with The Independent, which on Sunday will host a lineup of all-female and non-binary artists.

Bimini – real name Tommy Hibbitts – is a gender non-conforming performer who in one particularly powerful scene of RuPaul told fellow non-binary queen Ginny Lemon: “We’re like square pegs in a circle and how we want to self-identify isn’t up to anyone else.”

In an interview with The Independent last October to mark the release of their book ‘Release The Beast’, Bimini said: “I’m not hoping, I’m saying the best is yet to come.”

Don’t miss out on Bimini’s guest edit of Now Hear This, a weekly newsletter written by music editor Roisin O’Connor every Friday. Bimini will be reflecting on their journey to date to mark Pride month, along with their thoughts on how society has progressed – and what still needs to be achieved – when it comes to LGBT+ rights and visibility.

The Independent is proud to be the official publishing partner of Pride in London, and coverage across our different sections is celebrating this.

Sign up to the newsletter by putting your email in the box at the top of this article or via our newsletters page. Bimini’s special Pride edition will land in your inbox on Friday 24 June.

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