Slayyyter is the recipient of the GAY TIMES Honour for Excellence in Music

The singer has justifiably earned themselves the title of queer icon with the unique ability to reinvent herself with every album drop.

In her latest metamorphosis for her third album STARFUCKER, she has reimagined herself as a vampy neo-noir heroine. In doing so, the star has cultivated a passionate stan following.

The origins of her success come from her revered DIY, digital-first approach to releasing music, which was exemplified by the viral success of 2019 single ‘Mine’.

Unashamed to be pigeonholed into one specific genre, STARFUCKER is an 80s glamazon, exaggerated, hyper-feminine, manicured aesthetic coupled with climaxing trance beats, post-punk bass lines and dramatised pop-vocals.

Slayyyter discussed this evolution of her artistry in her GAY TIMES Honours cover interview, explaining: “I feel like I have just levelled up as an artist completely. I still love and appreciate all my past projects but this new album feels like I have finally hit my stride as an artist.”

On her relationship to her community, Slayyyter said LGBTQIA+ people have “saved my life and given me the confidence to express myself and find liberation through nightlife and music. I would hope that my music could help others feel the same.”

Her message to the community is: “Don’t ever feel like you have to be what people expect you to be.”

Her GAY TIMES Honour for Excellence in Music is her first-ever award: “It feels like such an honour,” she said. “Especially coming from a queer publication that I love!”

GAY TIMES Honours 2023 celebrates the individuals and organisations who have had a profound effect on the lives of LGBTQIA+ people over the past 12 months.

This year’s line-up of Honourees acknowledges people making huge impact in music, TV, film, community and drag.

The new digital edition of GAY TIMES Magazine spotlights this year’s winners and is available to read now on the GAY TIMES app, Apple News +, Readly and Flipster.

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