Five alternative ways to celebrate Pride with your gal pals

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Here’s how to put your own spin on the queer party season WORDS BY SOPHIE JACKSON, IMAGE FROM PEXELS When summer rolls around and Pride season approaches, you’re probably one of two types of queer people: either you’re ready with your Pride outfit a month in advance, stocked up on glitter, after-party plans locked down, [….]

OPINION: “They say never get a tattoo of your partner’s name, but what about a tattoo FROM your partner?”

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“Some couples find intimacy in less permanent acts like picnic dates or cinema trips. Loulou and I went to more drastic extremes” WORDS BY ANEZKA TUREK, IMAGE FROM PIXABAY A golden rule in the world of body art: never get a tattoo that you might just regret a few years down the line. Do tattoos [….]

OPINION: Star Wars made me gay

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“Introducing Star Wars Episode IX – the queer awakening” BY RACHEL BADHAM. IMAGE STARWARS.COM With eight feature films, spinoffs, side stories and animations, Star Wars is without doubt one of the most successful movie franchises of all time. However, there’s one chapter that has yet to be released to the world, until now: Star Wars [….]

I got the job!

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“Funny how situations like this can knock the stuffing out of you” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE Is it more stressful applying for a job that you’re already doing or one that is completely new? And when I say stressful, Im kind of just talking about saving face. If you’re already doing a job, you’d feel like [….]

XY Chelsea: The trans film that we not only need, but deserve

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“After three years in the army and seven years in prison, the real Chelsea Manning finally emerges in XY Chelsea” BY DAZ SKUBICH Debuting at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, XY Chelsea tells the story of whistleblower and trans activist Chelsea Manning. The documentary sheds light on the life of Manning after her 35-year sentence [….]

Chloë Davies: “As LGBTQIA people, we often have to edit ourselves – never more so than in the workplace”

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MyGwork’s Chloë Davies aims to improve workplace equality for all Photo by Getty: Chloë Davies with Pierre and Adrien Gaubert, co-founders of myGwork MyGwork, the online LGBT+ Business community for LGBT+ professionals, graduates, inclusive employers and anyone who believes in workplace equality welcomes Chloë Davies as their new Head of Partnerships! A proud bisexual woman, [….]

Theatre review: WIFE by Samuel Adamson

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“It’s a challenging and thought-provoking production brimming with pathos, politics and laugh-out-loud moments” BY TRUDY HOWSON, LGBT POET LAUREATE Induhu Rubasingham’s world premier of WIFE by Samuel Adamson, at the revamped and renamed Kiln theatre in Kilburn, positively fizzes with camp and intellectual exuberance. Its based on Ibsen’s character of Nora (from A Doll’s House), [….]