Why Megan Rapinoe is our *fave* this World Cup

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Her response to a potential invitation to the White House? Pure gold. BY RACHEL BADHAM. IMAGE JAMIE SMED. Captain of the US women’s football team (and queer dreamboat) Megan Rapinoe, has caused a stir by saying that she wouldn’t be going to the, and we quote, “fucking White House,” even if her team won the [….]

Virgin Pride Flight departs London Heathrow for WorldPride NYC!

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Full LGBTQI crew will be looking after passengers including Courtney Act, model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt and Saara Aalto Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic are taking Pride celebrations to new heights with the UK’s first Pride Flight celebrating WorldPride 2019 in New York City and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Passengers will [….]

Lisa Luxx: “The word lesbian has become so hostile it is taboo even in our own communities”

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The spoken word poet delivers a gut punch with a timely new film BY CARRIE LYELL Urgent, intimate and provocative, Lisa Luxx’s new spoken word poem Lesbian. is essential viewing. Filmed and directed by Tamara al Mashouk, the powerful four minute video sees Lisa talking directly to the camera, sharing her anger and frustration of [….]

Stonewall @ 50: Word on the Tweet

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How are people remembering Stonewall across social media? BY RACHEL BADHAM. IMAGE DANIELLE MUSTARDE Pride month is an essential part of the fight for LGBTQI equality, and this year, Pride is more important than ever as 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary since the Stonewall riots in 1969 – and today, on the 28th June – [….]

The long read: The spirit of Stonewall

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Marguerite McLaughlin meets some of the activists who took part in the Stonewall riots, 50 years ago this summer BY MARGUERITE MCLAUGHLIN. IMAGE LESBIAN HERSTORY ARCHIVES, WIKICOMMONS “If one event still captures the spirit of Stonewall – an in-your- face, anti-establishment activism – this is it. No oats, no corporations, no motorised vehicles of any [….]

The soundtrack to your summer – sorted

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Introducing Lose Myself by Lots Holloway Singer-songwriter and DIVA fave Lots Holloway has a brand new single out and you are going to LOVE it. 😍 The retro-inspired, upbeat and undeniably catchy Lose Myself is about “a passionate relationship – a couple and their over-heated crazy arguments, but written in a mischievous, playful voice”. Lots told us, “I felt [….]

Which big companies are *actually* supporting Pride?

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With Pride season comes a sea of rainbow profiles and products – but who really profits? And how? BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE: FAIRY’S NEW “BOTTLE OF FAIR” On the one hand, it can be a great feeling to walk through a city centre during Pride season and find yourself surrounded by rainbows and affirming, Pride-loving slogans… [….]