DRAG KINGS: Pecsmas is here, queer and making your yuletide very, very gay…

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“Pitch perfect performances meet searing social and political commentary in this most festive of drag treats” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES HARRY ELLETSON What a gift it was to spend the evening with the wonderful, London-based Pecs Drag Kings for their latest serving of queer cheer – the Christmas-flavoured, Pecsmas. Taking inspiration from Mean Girls to [….]

Women On Top: Meet one of Singapore’s top queer chefs

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Alysia Chan is cooking up something special for women and non-binary people working in the food and drinks biz BY YAIZA CANOPOLI. IMAGES THE BLACK SWAN Founded by Alysia Chan and based in Singapore, The Anna Alliance, started when a former female colleague of Alysia’s realised how easy it was working together while the pair [….]

EVENTS: Welcome to the House Of Pride

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Did someone say UK Premiere of The L Word: Generation Q? (They did, and it was the lovely lot behind soon-to-be queer space, HoP) BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Have you heard about the new kids on the block? House Of Pride, a brand new organisation, “dedicated to supporting the queer female/nb community and building a ‘home’ [….]

Why Liam Payne’s Both Ways fetishises bisexual women

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“Both Ways limits our understanding of sexuality to a sanitised and heterosexual reference-point” BY MEG MURPHY, BI PRIDE UK (@BISEXUAL_MEG). IMAGE YOUTUBE. On 6 December 2019, Liam Payne’s latest album was released and along with it his track, Both Ways. It is a song which explores a bisexual woman’s sexuality through the privilege-tinted glasses of [….]

NEW MUSIC: The Star Of Bethnal Green

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“Here’s a music video which combines the magic of Christmas with the powerful and hopeful story of an older trans woman” BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE FROM THE STAR OF BETHNAL GREEN. Following the release of their winter-themed EP, Only Son Of The Falling Snow, British folk-rock band, Bear’s Den, have today unveiled a powerful video [….]

BOOKS: Tell Me I’m Forgiven

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A fan of Gentlemen Jack? Then you’re going to love the story of forgotten stars, Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney… BY ALISON CHILD. IMAGE COURTESY OF TELL ME I’M FORGIVEN. Introducing a “new” story to delight fans of historical lesbian dramas like Gentleman Jack and Tipping The Velvet: Tell Me I’m Forgiven: The Story Of [….]

REVIEW: Lucy Spraggan “raises the roof” at Union Chapel

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“However many times she takes to the stage, every show is different” BY KATIE MARGARET HALL. IMAGE INSTAGRAM (LUCY BACKSTAGE ON TOUR) There’s no doubt that Lucy Spraggan is a prolific and dedicated tourer. She’s electrifying venues around the UK, Europe and the US twice a year and rocking as many summer festivals as possible. [….]