Superb(ia) arts and culture comes to Manchester this Pride season

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Manchester Pride’s The Superbia Weekend is here (and boi, oh boi, is it queer…) BY SUPERBIA. IMAGES GEMMA PARKER Northern cultural hub (and all around lovely spot) Manchester has just revealed their latest line up to this year’s The Superbia Weekend – Manchester Pride’s programme of cultural events. Sounds good, right? Plus, this year’s festival [….]

On building a sense of belonging in the workplace

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“It can be a daunting and sometimes overwhelming task to decide whether we should come out to new colleagues” BY LAURA DEVANEY, CO-FOUNDER OPEN&OUT We all know the feeling when starting a new role. No matter how confident you may be in your abilities, there’s often a small part of you that feels vulnerable about [….]

SPLINTERED: A new show about sexism and homophobia in the Caribbean

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Director Emily Aboud on the inspiration for her new play which comes to the Edinburgh Fringe later this month WORDS EMILY ABOUD, IMAGES MYAH JEFFERS Sex(ism) baby, let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be (due to colonial influence in the Caribbean). Hello [….]

Berena fans are worried after last night’s Holby City

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News about Bernie leaves viewers concerned. Spoilers ahead IMAGE: HOLBY CITY, BBC Last night’s Holby City included some alarming news for #Berena fans. Jemma Redgrave’s character Bernie, who left the show last year to return to work as a soldier in the army, was revealed to be missing in action. In the final few minutes [….]

Talking about the B word? (That’s babies, by the way)

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If you’re considering which path to take to becoming a same-sex parenting dream team – this is a good place to start BY BIRMINGHAM LGBT For some couples consisting of two LBQ+ women, starting a family may be a topic that is frequently discussed. Still, deciding which route to take in order to achieve this [….]

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger are mid-century sapphic sweethearts in Tell It To The Bees

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Get excited for an awesome DIVA screening featuring a Q&A with author Fiona Shaw and director Annabel Jankel Tell It To The Bees is the queer period drama you need in your life. Set in 1950s Scotland, out bi actor Anna Paquin stars as a small-town doctor who falls head over heels for the single [….]

Queer Muslimah love: “We just want to love who we love”

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“Hijabi ladies who like ladies are not uncommon” WORDS BY ROWENA ABDUL RAZAK, IMAGE VIA @OUTMUSLIM BY LANA PETERSEN The recent homophobic law introduced in Brunei bore a wave of fascinating debate about homosexuality and Islam. In traditional conservative Muslim societies such as Malaysia or even the United Arab Emirates, families are more accepting of [….]