The Coast Is Queer: Brighton’s new LGBTQI literary festival 🌈

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We chat to co-founder Lesley Wood all about what The Coast Is Queer has to offer… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Coast Is Queer is a brand new LGBTQI literary festival taking place for the first time in Brighton this September. After receiving some funding from the LGBT Consortium fund, they were able to go ahead [….]

From Twilight to Heathen: The queering of YA fiction

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“None of this would be possible without the work done by queer artists and authors who fought so hard for this representation” BY YAIZA CANOPOLI. IMAGE WIKIPEDIA. Catherine Hardwick, the director famous for bringing the Twilight series to the big screen, has just been announced as the director of upcoming Heathen – an adaptation of [….]

REVIEW: Mama’s Boy, Dustin Lance Black ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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“Reading Dustin Lance Black’s book Mama’s Boy, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of kinship and camaraderie which, frankly, I hadn’t expected” BY LINDA RILEY. IMAGE INSTAGRAM Filmmaker Dustin Lance Black’s book is tribute to his mother – and anyone who has lost a parent cannot fail to share and remember their grief. Black’s description [….]

BOOKS: This Queer Angel launch at Gay’s The Word

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Author Elaine Chambers launches her debut book at London’s legendary LGBTQI bookshop BY BEATRIZ VASQUES Queer Angel, published by the crowdfunding platform Unbound, narrates Elaine Chamber’s battle with the British Armed Forces – because of her sexuality. Chambers, who was a nurse in the British armed forces in the 80s, was sacked from her position for [….]

Dating: Mating: Extricating

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“You were such a terrible lover, Bee” LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson You’re too aggressive Julia, In a place that I like sweet. So, although I’m very fond of you, I really must retreat. There’s only one person in your life. And that dear Doretta, is you. So although you’re gorgeous, stylish and fun, I’m [….]

Ann Bannon: “I know my books saved lives”

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The queen of lesbian pulp on fan encounters, FBI files and the real life Beebo Brinker BY ROXY BOURDILLON To the outside world, Ann Weldy was a regular 1950s housewife. Only when she wasn’t making dinner or taking care of her two young children, she was busy writing lesbian romance novels under her pseudonym, Ann [….]

André Aciman reveals cover for Call Me by Your Name sequel

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“Elio and Oliver have been with me ever since they visited my pages and they’ve never left” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Logging into Twitter, my heart genuinely stopped beating for a moment. André Aciman just released the book cover for Call Me by Your Name’s sequel, Find Me, and I am overwhelmed. (I’m a little bit of [….]