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Vote - Andrew Kay (Positive Role Model Award - LGBT)
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Andrew Kay has worked in the creative world since graduating from Chelsea School of Art in 1978 with a first class degree in graphic design. For sixteen years he was an art director in the world of hard back books, designing innumerable book covers for some of the worlds best known and best selling authors. After that he worked in theatre as a designer before joining Brighton's magazine The punter which went on to become The Latest Media group. For over 25 years he has been writing and designing for Latest Media and is a well respected columnist and commentator with a special interest in theatre, food and drink and LGBTQI issues. Since the launch of Latest TV he has made several successful programmes and become a regular reporter on Latest TV News. His show Cook It! Was screened across the UK on Channel 7 and his series International Chef Exchange, after success in the UK, is now available to be seen internationally on Amazon Prime.
In 2017 Andrew was one of the founders of Latest TV's new LGBT+ TV and since that launch Andrew has presented news and current affairs programmes, producing and fronting his own chat show AK Soufflè with guests from Brighton's LGBT community and beyond – writers, musicians, politicians and people from the world of theatre talking about their lives and their careers. He also created Queersay, a twice weekly news review show that looks at the way LGBTQI issues are handled by global media outlets, online, on TV and in print.
He is currently in pre-production of a new series that will look at the world of drag kings and drag queens and will investigate the history of male and female impersonation.
Andrew is also a published novelist, "Pretty Boys All In A Row", and prize winning playwright.
In what is left of his time Andrew is a keen cook and a director of the Brighton & Hove Food & Drink Festival CIC where he creates and hosts events that promote the local food scene.