The little web series that did

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Roxy Bourdillon meets the stars of YouTube phenomenon turned feature film, Carmilla BY ROXY BOURDILLON  I’m only five minutes into The Carmilla Movie and I’m already gripped. Laura’s tearing down an old-timey corridor, panting in a corseted gown, her heart hammering in her chest and causing mine to do the same, while her 300-year-old ex-vampire [….]

Lucy Sutcliffe: “Even if it’s terrible, just write”

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The author, film-maker and YouTuber gives her advice to aspiring novelists BY ROXY BOURDILLON  We heart Girl Hearts Girl. Lucy Sutcliffe’s must-read memoir is uplifting and relatable. It’s all about growing up gay in rural Oxfordshire and falling head over heels for the very first time. As huge fans of her work, both as an author [….]

4 Ways to meet lesbians and bi women

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Because they don’t (all) walk around wearing “I love labia” t-shirts BY E J ROSETTA  I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who finds it incredibly difficult to meet fellow lady-loving-ladies, and it can get lonely and frustrating in equal measure. But in the six years I’ve been “out”, I’ve become very adept at [….]

I’m an openly queer teacher – here’s why that matters

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Georgina Tomsett-Rowe on the importance of being out in the classroom BY GEORGINA TOMSETT-ROWE  Regardless of your response to summer 2017’s celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wlaes, you cannot deny its visibility. This has been in stark contrast to my own experiences growing up when exposure [….]

Inside Gay’s The Word

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Uli Lenart gives an insider’s perspective on the UK’s first and last surviving dedicated lesbian and gay bookshop. BY ULI LENART  FROM THE VAULTS I’ve worked as a bookseller and manager at Gay’s The Word bookshop for just over 11 years, so I feel a deep sense of connection to the little place.  In fact we [….]