NEWS: Juno star Elliot Page comes out as trans in a heartwarming letter

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“I can finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self”  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Elliot Page, best known for his work in the film Juno and the Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy, shared a long letter on social media today confirming his pronouns and announcing that he is trans. Elliot addressed his [….]

NEWS: Trans activists criticise High Court ruling on puberty blockers

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Campaigners say the landmark ruling will cause devastation for the trans community BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Trans young people have been left facing an uncertain future following a High Court ruling on puberty blockers described by some as “devastating”. Children under the age of 16 experiencing gender dysphoria are “highly unlikely” to be [….]

NEWS: Two lesbians of colour appointed as White House communications staff

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Karine Jean-Pierre and Pili Tobar have been given communications positions by President-elect Joe Biden  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Following Joe Biden’s historical election win last month, the future for LGBTQI individuals in the U.S. is beginning to look much brighter. Even more so now that two longtime political activists, both lesbians of colour, have been appointed [….]

EVENT: Women’s Writes Festival returns for an empowering start to 2021

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An online festival where womxn’s voices will be heard loud and clear  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS After sell out shows at The Arcola Theatre and VAULT Festival Women’s Writes is back, this time online! For 2021, producer Alex Critoph has put together a line-up of five short plays written by female playwrights, challenging stereotypical depictions of [….]

VIEWS: What an autistic lesbian thinks of Sia’s controversial new film, Music

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“You can’t please all of the people all of the time. But by listening to members of that particular community, you are more likely to create a character that is authentic.” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Last week Sia caused a stir online with the release of the trailer for her new film, Music, which stars Maddie [….]