If I were to describe this week in one word, it would be “solidarity”

BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX

Last week AMC announced it has green lit and is working on an Orphan Black spin-off series titled Orphan Black: Echoes which is due to premiere in 2023. The network has said the spinoff is set in the near future and “takes a deep dive into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence. It follows a group of women as they weave their way into each other’s lives and embark on a thrilling journey, unravelling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal.

The original series received much praise for its LGBTQI storylines. So hopefully the spin off will follow suit! There’s a lot of great queer onscreen moments to look forward to in 2022, so it’s great that 2023 is shaping up continue this rise of queer representation.

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And whilst we’re talking about shows, last week Amazon Prime Video dropped the trailer for season two of The Wilds and we are so excited!

The Gentleman Jack effect

How are we all feeling after the return of our favourite WLW icons, Anne Lister and Ann Walker? Want to hear what the fans have to say about what these women and the show means to them? Catch up on last week’s podDIVA. You can also read our recap of the first episode here.

Lesbian Visibility Week

One of our favourite times of year is just around the corner. This year, Stonewall is presenting The Lol Word, why not join in and enjoy some queer comedy for a good cause?

Stonewall and 80+ groups pull out of the government’s LGBT+ conference

Following the announcement that trans people would not be protected by the ban on conversion therapy, many organisations took the collective action when it came to the Safe To Be conference.

#LGBwithTheT

With the recent anti-trans movements from the government, many took to social media to show solidarity for the trans community.

And this Sunday there was a protest calling for the government to ban conversion “therapy” for all.

How can you donate and help Ukraine’s queer community?

Last week PinkNews launched a vital fundraising campaign, LGBTQ+ Refugees Welcome. Donations will benefit two brilliant charities, Give Out and Micro Rainbow. The money raised will go towards essentials, like providing LGBTQI refugees with water, food, transportation, shelter and medication.

@niccrosara

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