“The difficulties and the knock-backs make you graft harder”: What it’s like to be a queer poet

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Amy Tollyfield, a published writer and performance poet, tells us all about their career  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY SIMON HOLLIDAY Amy Tollyfield is a published performance poet and the author of two poetry collections – Toy Soldiers and The Suicide – both published by Olympia Publishers.  Based in the UK, Amy lives in Bath, [….]

SCREEN: Iris Prize Film Festival opens submissions for its 15th anniversary year

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The LGBTQI film festival is set to return in October with £30,000 up for grabs for a budding filmmaker BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Submissions are now open for the 2021 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. Celebrating its 15th edition, the Cardiff based festival, is set to go ahead in October 2021. The organisers are determined to [….]

“There wasn’t any support available”: LGBT Mummies Tribe on the challenges facing same-sex families

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We caught up with the founders of The LGBT Mummies Tribe to find out how their tribe – and their family – is growing  BY CARRIE LYELL We last spoke to Laura-Rose and her wife Stacey, the founders of The LGBT Mummies Tribe, in August 2019. Since then, their tribe – and their family – [….]

Are you the LGBTQI undergraduate of the year?

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Make sure you submit your application soon to be in with the chance of winning a paid internship and other incredible opportunities  BY MYGWORK  The TARGETjobs Undergraduate Of The Year Awards is an annual competition aimed at finding the best undergraduates in the UK. Each award is partnered by a prominent graduate recruiter who provides [….]

NEWS: myGwork raises £750,000 to strengthen inclusivity in the workplace

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The huge amount of funding will allow the team to develop and expand the business further  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS myGwork, the business community for LGBTQI professionals, graduates, inclusive employers and anyone who believes in workplace equality, has raised £750,000 in a funding round led by 24Haymarket. The investment will allow myGwork’s founders, Adrien and Pierre [….]

NEWS: Spanners With Manners go viral after Cara Delevingne shares them on Instagram

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London’s first all-female garage might have found a new customer in the actor  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY MIKE COLES Christmas has certainly come early for Spanners With Manners after model, actor and general queer legend Cara Delevingne recently shared their business to her Instagram story.  Spanners with Manners is London’s first all female garage. [….]

Queer moments that put a smile on our faces in 2020

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It hasn’t all been bad! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Even in a year like 2020, there were still so many moments that brought us joy. Here’s a list of our favourite queer moments that we want 2020 to be remembered for. Elliot Page came out View this post on Instagram A post shared by @elliotpage Elliot [….]