Kellie Maloney: “I’m more connected to the LGBTQI community than ever before”

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The boxing promoter, trans advocate and diversity speaker talks self-discovery, changing political views and LGBTQI representation in sports BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Kellie Maloney has had a whirlwind of a decade. She is one of Britain’s greatest ever boxing promoters and now she is one of our loudest voices for the transgender community.  In 2014, Kellie [….]

FILM: Femspectives reveals full 2020 programme

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A line-up of films all by female directors? Yes please! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE STILL FROM THE ARCHIVETTES The Oscars might have snubbed every female director under the sun this year, but Femspectives – Glasgow Feminist Film Festival, is continuing to champion films directed by womxn for the second year running.  The full programme has [….]

The ultimate lez/bi relationship chart

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Ever wanted to see how your favourite lez/bi characters connect? Well, now you can ✨ BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you thought Alice had a hard job connecting all the lez/bi happenings in The L Word’s queer LA community, think again. Clémence Massimi has somehow completed the most mammoth task ever in lez/bi history *probably*.  Say [….]

MUSIC: Emma McGrath has found her voice

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Emma McGrath chats to DIVA about her new EP, coming out and karaoke BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY DAN KENDALL Emma McGrath is a 20-year old musician hailing from north London. She’s been penning her own music since 2013, but now she has reached a whole new level of confidence and maturity in both her [….]

20 LGBTQI friendly music festivals for 2020 ⛺

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It’s never too early to start planning your queer summer fun… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Every summer brings us a whole host of festivals packed with some of our favourite queer icons. Last year we saw Christine And The Queens headline All Points East, Janelle Monáe at Glastonbury and Celine Dion at British Summer Time. No [….]

The High Table: An exploration of queerness, Black womanhood and tradition

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“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a play with a British-Nigerian queer woman at the centre of the story” BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU Tara is getting married to her girlfriend Leah, and they’re planning the perfect Nigerian wedding! However, one thing is missing – the blessing of Tara’s family. For this, Tara is prepared to search [….]