Ariana Grande to headline Manchester Pride

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Ariana joins Years & Years and 80’s duo Bananarama on stage at the 2019 Pride event BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We’re just a little bit excited that Ariana Grande has been announced as the headliner for Manchester Pride 2019, aren’t you? The annual event, has today announced its biggest ever line-up, jam-packed with huge names across [….]

Ruth Hunt steps down as CEO of Stonewall

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Hunt steps down after five years in the role BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS According to “A Note from Ruth” published on Stonewall’s website on 21 February 2019, Ruth Hunt is set to leave the LGBT organisation this August. Hunt said the past 14 years at the charity have been “transformative” for her, both personally and professionally and [….]

Want the lowdown on this year’s BFI Flare Film Festival?

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London’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival launches their 2019 programme – centering bisexuality, asexuality and intersex identities BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS BFI Flare, London’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival, has revealed its full programme for 2019 – and it’s bloody brilliant. Jam-packed full of lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex representation – and bookended by two films centering queer women’s stories – the [….]

Student Pride calls out the BBC over Strictly same-sex partner controversy

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“Two women or two men – indeed anyone regardless of their gender identity – can dance together, in any style” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS In the fifteen years that Strictly Come Dancing has aired on the BBC, they have never included a same-sex couple… This year, National Student Pride are calling on the BBC to include [….]

Lesbian porn? It’s a highly misleading category…

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Claire Rammelkamp on new play FFS! – an exploration of teenage experiences of sexuality and the world of “lesbian” porn BY CLAIRE RAMMELKAMP I have never, to my knowledge, met a lesbian who enjoys so-called “lesbian” porn. It’s a highly misleading category; it sounds as though it should be porn for lesbians, but in reality its just [….]