NEWS: Bristol Pride goes digital for 2020

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The online line-up for this year’s celebration is packed with two weeks full of LGBTQI talent  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY DAN REGAN The annual Bristol Pride festival will move online this year due to the impact of COVID-19, but will still present a series of Pride favourites and much-loved events.  The festival, which has [….]

Rose and Rosie: Parental Guidance is the brand new podcast from your favourite YouTube duo as they tackle parenthood head first

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Join Rose and Rosie on their most intimate adventure yet, launching today exclusively on Spotify  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS They’ve super-kissed, they’ve got married, they’ve overshared, and we’ve watched their whole relationship develop across their social channels, books and documentaries. Now Rose and Rosie are diving into the terrifying and exciting world of parenthood, and of [….]

SCREEN: Feeling good with Mae Martin

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Roxy Bourdillon visits the set of Mae Martin’s hilarious and heartfelt new sitcom BY ROXY BOURDILLON I’m at a narcotics anonymous meeting surrounded by famous people. In the centre of the innocuous community hall, wooden chairs are arranged in a group therapy circle. Sitting on those seats are stars of shows like Call The Midwife, [….]

TRAVEL: To Russia with love

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Ellie Mackin shares her tips and tricks for travelling safely as a queer trans woman  BY ELLIE MACKIN The big, unsmiling customs official flicks through my passport with a well-licked finger. I hold my breath as I step through the X-ray machine, praying it won’t betray me. With a nod he hands me back my [….]

SCREEN: Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

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Danielle Mustarde meets the stars of this gorgeous new French flick ahead of its UK cinema release BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Speaking at a BAFTA Screenwriter’s Lecture at the end of 2019, French screenwriter Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Tomboy, Girlhood) explains of her writing process: “I do have my way of doing it, I guess at [….]

DATING: The dating (trans)action

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Why sometimes self-love is the first step to finding love BY FREIYA BENSON It’s 6.30pm, and I’m sitting in a pub waiting for my final date to turn up. I say final here, because I mean I’m pretty much done with dating, and honestly, if this doesn’t work out I’m considering just calling it quits. [….]

BOOKS: Join Sophie Ward’s book launch via Zoom this evening

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After being long-listed for the 2020 Booker Prize, Love And Other Thought Experiments launches in paper-back format today BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS You may already be pretty excited about Love And Other Thought Experiments by Sophie Ward as it was announced last week as one of the novels long listed novels for the Booker Prize for Fiction [….]