Dance-pop group ‘Steps’ band member Ian “H” Watkins’ will be releasing a new radio documentary titled ‘The Only Gay in the Village.’
The touching documentary will be exploring the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals who grew up as the sole queer people in their town or village in the UK.
Airing on Virgin Radio Pride UK on August 8, Tuesday, Watkins narrates the hour-long documentary and shares in detail how he felt like “the only gay in the village” growing up in Cwmparc in Wales.
The documentary which is produced by audio content agency This Is Distorted also presents the powerful perspectives of a variety of contributors from the queer community, and showcases first-hand accounts that detail the highs and lows of seemingly being “the only gay in the village”.
It also highlights the need for awareness, education, and countermeasures against acts of hatred and intolerance. Hate crimes statistics have more than tripled since 2012 according to the Hate Crime in England and Wales.