Dawn Airey

Ofcom appoints out lesbian Dawn Airey as Channel 4 non-executive director

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An important moment for representation at Channel 4, Dawn will serve on the Board for a minimum of three years BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY GETTY IMAGES Forming one of four new appointments, former Channel 5 executive and out lesbian Dawn Airey has been appointed a non-executive director at Channel 4. David Kogan (BBC, Reuters), [….]

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Meet Ariana DeBose of the Steven Spielberg adaptation of West Side Story, out on Friday 10 December!

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Ariana plays Anita in Steven Spielberg’s revival of a much-loved classic 🍿 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Portraying Anita in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story, Ariana DeBose is a shining star in the musical theatre world. Nominated for a Tony Award in 2018 for her performance as Disco Donna in [….]

Christmas At The Ranch: A lesbian holiday romance

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The perfect sapphic seasonal film BY JACQUIE LAWRENCE, IMAGE BY TELLO Like holly and ivy or mince pies with eggnog, the holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without a female queer Christmas themed rom-com, courtesy of friends at Tello Films. This year’s celluloid gift, Christmas At The Ranch, is the third festive film directed by queer [….]

Rocking The Ribbon for World AIDS Day: Erasure and Jimmy Somerville collaborate on 27000@25: When We Were Boys

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Starring It’s A Sin’s Nathaniel Hall, the video uses archival footage from Pride in London 1996 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY PAUL SHARP AND ANDREW PERRY Want to show your support for World AIDS Day 2021? Look no further! Music icons Erasure and Bronski Beat’s Jimmy Somerville have collaborated on 27000@25: When We Were Boys, [….]

In our 300th issue we talk to three gamechangers queering the status quo

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Want to change the world around you? In need of some inspiration? Look no further than Cherrelle Skeete, Shon Faye and Daisy Jones INTERVIEWS BY NIC CROSARA AND ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGES BY DAVID REISS, PAUL SAMUEL WHITE AND JO KIELY There are so many inspiring creatives within the LGBTQI community who are actively changing the [….]

Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Best British shorts available for streaming on All 4 from 29 Nov

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This year’s festival celebrated a range of LGBTQI stories in film, with wins from Senan Kara and Rebel Dykes BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY IRIS PRIZE Great news, DIVAs! The fifteen LGBTQI films shortlisted for the 2021 Iris Prize Best British Short, supported by Film4, will be available on Channel 4 and All 4 from [….]