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Adam Maidment

Manchester, UK

Adam Maidment

Based in Manchester, UK. Available for freelance work.

Previous work featured on Into, HISKIND, Elite Daily, Huffington Post, Lifehack, and others.

Interested in mental health, queer culture, pop culture, travel, and entertainment.

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Pop Sensation Rothwell Talks New Single ‘Left Me at the Party’ and Being “Sassy Times Five”

She may only be 23 years old, but Bristol-born Rothwell has been working hard at music since the age of 12 when she wrote her first song. Having caught the attention of pop fans during her support slot on Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose World Tour’, she has since gone on to play packed out shows at British Summer Time and Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen.
QWEERIST Link to Story
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"It feels like someone's taken your identity away" - Why it's never OK to 'out' someone as LGBTQ+

The definition of being ‘outed’ is to, “expose or unmask the sexual or gender identity of another person”. Any member of the LGBTQ+ community will be able to tell you just how much of a deeply personal experience coming out can be, and how it should only ever be done on their own terms, when they are ready.
Cosmopolitan Link to Story
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Shangela: ‘LGBTQ+ people should be the most accepting community of them all’

Chances are if you ask anyone to name the most iconic contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race, you’d hear Shangela’s name a fair few times. Shangela, or Shangela Laquifa Wadley if you nasty, just narrowly missed out on winning the All Stars 3 crown, a move that still upsets some die-hard fans. Alongside being certified drag queen royalty, Shangela is also making a name for herself in Hollywood and will be seen on the big screen alongside Lady Gaga later this year.
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10 facts about Girls Aloud’s Tangled Up to celebrate 10 glorious years

Can you believe that it’s been ten years since the release of Girls Aloud’s fourth studio album Tangled Up? The album, released on 16 November 2007, signified a shift from manufactured reality TV band to experimental pop darlings, a move that was previously hinted at in their third album Chemistry.
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RuPaul’s DragCon NYC: What We Learned Day One

The Pope is camp, New York is the epicenter of great drag talent, and an ACTUAL wedding. The first day of DragCon New York was an outstanding example of talent – both from the RuGirls and the attendees.
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The Offensive Midfielder: Homophobia and Football

There are more than 5,000 male professional footballers in the UK. Not one of them is openly gay. One of the many reasons why not a single professional footballer is out could be down to the fact that the sport is highly associated with homophobia, particularly from fans attending matches. Homophobia is still hugely prevalent in the game.
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Cane Away the Gay: Inside Indonesia’s Anti-LGBT+ Endemic

This month officially marks ‘LGBT Pride Month’. The event was created to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots, as well as recognising the impact that members of the LGBT community have had on history. As a community, we have made great progress towards equality throughout the years. We’re far from finished, but we’re live in a different world to what our peers had to go through.
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This Is Exactly Why Carrie Fisher Was A Hero In The Mental Health Community

Earlier this week, news broke that Carrie Fisher had suffered a heart attack while on a flight from London to LA. On December 27, she died at just 60 years old, leaving behind a legacy unlike no other. Whether you knew of Carrie Fisher from her movie roles in films such as “Star Wars” and “When Harry Met Sally,” or whether you knew about her successful writing career, penning five novels and three memoirs, it's safe to say she has had a very successful career.
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How The LGBTQ+ Community Is Proving Love Will Always Win After Orlando

As everyone else in the world, I woke up on Sunday morning to hear about the devastating and tragic events that happened at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the early hours of Sunday, June 12. In what President Obama has called an “act of terror and an act of hate” and Sen. Bernie Sanders called a “horrific atrocity,” it is now the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
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Why Playing Music Out Loud Leads To More Sex And Happier Relationships

If you prefer to listen to your music through the comfort of your headphones, then you may want to take them off your head for a minute and read this. A recent report from Sonos, the smart speaker system, has discovered just how much of a positive impact playing music out loud can have not only on ourselves, but also on those around us.
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9 Moments From ‘Veep' That Prove Selina Is The Funniest Woman Alive

“Veep” is one of the funniest shows on television right now, and if you haven't yet had the chance to watch it then you're seriously missing out. The show follows Selina Meyer, a fictional vice president of the United States. The series was created by Armando Iannucci, and is based on the British comedy series, “The Thick Of It.”.
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How Acceptance Can Erase Mental Illness Stigmas

Same-sex marriage was legalized in both Ireland and the United States, and transgender rights are finally moving to the forefront of our conversations. However, a serious stigma still affects those who are dealing with mental illnesses. According to the mental health charity, Mind, one in four people in the UK will experience some sort of mental health problem every year.
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About

Adam Maidment

Interested in freelance writing opportunities focused on, but not limited to: mental health, queer culture, pop culture, travel, and entertainment.

Based in Manchester, UK and graduated from Edge Hill University with a 2:1 Bachelors Honors in Media.

Previous work featured on Into, HISKIND, Elite Daily, Huffington Post, Lifehack, and others.

Want to talk? adam@helloitsadam.com

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www.helloitsadam.com

Skills

  • writing
  • social media
  • blogging
  • PR
  • Media Relations
  • Digital
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • queer culture
  • mental health