Here’s who we’re celebrating this LGBT History Month!

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Take a look at DIVA’s LGBTQI heroes for #LGBTHM21 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Happy LGBT History Month! Time to break out the rainbow bunting for a dazzling start to the queer calendar as we celebrate LGBTQI lives and culture in order to challenge prejudice and build equality. Every February here in the UK is a time [….]

The long read: 10 years of Open Barbers

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Greygory Vass and Felix Lane reflect on a decade of queer hairstory BY CARRIE LYELL The first time I walked through the doors of Open Barbers was 2014. I was still finding my feet in London, having only moved to the capital a few months before, and felt very much on the fringes of the [….]

MUSIC: Lucy & La Mer team up with TikTok star Haley Faulker for a new music video

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We caught up with the long-distance duo to find out all about this queer collab 🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA YOUTUBE What better time than quarantine to collab with some of your favourite content creators? That’s exactly what pop icon Lucy & LA Mer did for her brand new single, Rollercoaster! Teaming up with [….]

NEWS: TransActual UK responds to recent Lords debate about a trans-inclusive maternity bill

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“Why are some unelected sections of parliament now demanding that otherwise progressive legislation exclude minority groups?” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK A debate surrounding the use of trans-inclusive language in the UK’s Maternity Bill took place in the House of Lords yesterday, sparking a great deal of concern for the wider trans community.  Unelected [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: The power of sharing your story

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Gemma Murray from Lloyds Banking Group talks about finding her voice and how we are all more similar than we think with Louise Sinnerton from myGwork BY MYGWORK, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Gemma Murray grew up in Ireland in the nineties and noughties and always felt supported in her sexuality by those around her. “I grew [….]

The Adoption ABCs: Preparing to open up your heart and home

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“It helps to be open and honest because this will all be taken into consideration when we are being matched with a child” BY JEN CAMPION, IMAGE VIA FREEPIK Once we pass Stage One, we enter Stage Two. Sometimes called the home study, this is when we get into the nitty gritty self-analysis. We each [….]

Here’s what’s in store for BFI Flare 2021!

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The official programme for this year’s festival promises 12 days of unmissable LGBTQI cinema BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE FROM WELL ROUNDED BFI Flare, London’s LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, has come a long way since being one of the first film festivals to have to cancel its physical events due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year. With [….]

SPORTS: An unmissable women’s match will kick off The Hundred this summer

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English cricket star Lauren Winfield-Hill tells us why this action-packed competition is a huge step forward for women in sport BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA THE HUNDRED With a summer jam-packed with physical sporting events to look forward to in 2021, we’re already counting down the days to The Hundred. A new and unmissable cricket [….]