Devon locals fight to leave the love story of trailblazing lesbian pirates in the past

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Locals have expressed concerns over the new placement of Anne Bonny and Mary Read’s statue  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY DEBBIE BRAGG Last November saw the unveiling of an eye-catching statue honouring two of history’s forgotten progressive pirates – Anne Bonny and Mary Read. The two renowned pirates became lovers in the 17th century as [….]

NEWS: This year’s UK census will represent the LGBTQI community for the first time

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The 2021 census will be a “historic moment” in queer history BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK For the first time ever, the 2021 UK census will recognise LGBTQI communities by asking two new voluntary questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.  Run by the Office For National Statistics (ONS) – the UK’s largest independent [….]