Hello, I’m Damian Kerlin.

…and you are?

I live in Cardiff. I’m a boyfriend of one, and Dadi of two. I love music and dancing, dinner parties, adventures, reading, lie-ins, festivals and city breaks. I adore fashion. The bolder, the better. I love a plan and dislike surprises.  The way to my heart is strong coffee, doughnuts and great conversation. Life is better with a tan.

Why did you start this newsletter?

I want to celebrate queer culture and serve as a reminder of the transformative role it plays in telling our stories and shaping our identity.

Material Queer is an opportunity to experience, for a brief moment, a sense of freedom, belonging, safety and agency. Our culture has been a cornerstone of queer community building for generations, from music to art.

It is a newsletter which embodies conventions of gender and sexuality to highlight the performative aspects of identity and to oppose the tyranny of 'the normal'.

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I’m Damian Kerlin. Boyfriend of one, and Dadi of two. I love music, dancing, dinner parties, adventures, reading, lie-ins, festivals and city breaks. I adore fashion. The way to my heart is good coffee, doughnuts and great conversation.