EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger are mid-century sapphic sweethearts in Tell It To The Bees

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Get excited for an awesome DIVA screening featuring a Q&A with author Fiona Shaw and director Annabel Jankel Tell It To The Bees is the queer period drama you need in your life. Set in 1950s Scotland, out bi actor Anna Paquin stars as a small-town doctor who falls head over heels for the single [….]

Queer Muslimah love: “We just want to love who we love”

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“Hijabi ladies who like ladies are not uncommon” WORDS BY ROWENA ABDUL RAZAK, IMAGE VIA @OUTMUSLIM BY LANA PETERSEN The recent homophobic law introduced in Brunei bore a wave of fascinating debate about homosexuality and Islam. In traditional conservative Muslim societies such as Malaysia or even the United Arab Emirates, families are more accepting of [….]

On Pride and the rise of the Right

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“In 2019, Pride is about celebrating our identity – not to mention our very right to exist” BY KATHRYN BREITNER, LGBT+ FOR PEOPLE’S VOTE. IMAGE TOYA DELAZY AT PRIDE IN LONDON Fifty years after the Stonewall uprising, Pride festivals are the world’s most colourful, glittery and exuberant affairs. They’re so fabulous in fact, that even [….]

Women On Top: Inclusivity and allyship in the workplace

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To allies, “Be curious and courageous to understand more about the community” No matter our race, ethnicity, age, gender identity or sexual orientation, we all know how important it is to live and work in an environment that feels inclusive and understanding, where we feel safe to be our true ourselves. Meet Linzi Blakey. She [….]

Looking for a gal pals’ getaway? Try Galena, Illinois

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Think Amy Poehler’s Wine Country (but with your best queer gal pals) BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/ILLINOIS. PHOTO: TESTING WINE AT GALENA CELLARS Have you seen Amy Poehler’s most recent Netflix-shaped offering, Wine Country? If not, it’s a delight. In the film, in honor of Rebecca’s (Rachel Dratch) 50th birthday, Abby (Amy Poehler) plans a scenic getaway [….]

In conversation with sister/sister musical duo, REYNA

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“We’re lucky to be living in a time where queer women have a voice in the music industry. There’s space for us now and we are making giant waves” BY RACHEL BADHAM. IMAGE REYNA FACEBOOK Sisterly-shaped musical duo REYNA, aka Mexican-American sisters Gab and Vic Banuelos, have been likened to artists such as Carly Rae [….]

Kitsch bitch: how queer women are reclaiming pink

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“Is wearing pink — and I mean, really wearing it — a radial defiance of the stereotypes set out for AFAB people?” BY MARY HITCHMAN, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @LAZYOAF Common to the experience of many lesbian and bisexual women is the rejection of mainstream femininity. I was about 11 when I decided I hated — [….]