OPINION: “Isn’t it time for more positive LGBTQI+ stories onscreen?”

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Filmmaker Joe Solomon explains why it’s so important to create celebratory queer cinema BY JOE SOLOMON Do you remember the first person you came out to? What was going through your head? According to Dr Shainna Ali, in article in Psychology Today The Coming Out cycle, the following questions invariably crop up: Will ________ understand? [….]

Dating: Mating: Extricating

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“You were such a terrible lover, Bee” LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson You’re too aggressive Julia, In a place that I like sweet. So, although I’m very fond of you, I really must retreat. There’s only one person in your life. And that dear Doretta, is you. So although you’re gorgeous, stylish and fun, I’m [….]

Ann Bannon: “I know my books saved lives”

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The queen of lesbian pulp on fan encounters, FBI files and the real life Beebo Brinker BY ROXY BOURDILLON To the outside world, Ann Weldy was a regular 1950s housewife. Only when she wasn’t making dinner or taking care of her two young children, she was busy writing lesbian romance novels under her pseudonym, Ann [….]

Rainbow Europe calls for immediate action over “stagnation and regression on LGBTI equality”

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“If ever there was a time to put high political priority on LGBTI equality, it is now!” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Rainbow Europe 2019 has revealed not only a standstill but “a visible backslide on laws and policies safeguarding equality and the human rights of LGBTI people” in a significant number of European countries. Officially unveiled in [….]