Ask For Clive: Everyone is welcome here

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The inclusivity campaign changing British pub culture from the inside out BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK On 19 September, Ask For Clive hosted a screening of Ashley Joiner’s Pride documentary Are You Proud? at the Odyssey Cinema in St Albans. Initiated by Hertfordshire Police, Ask For Clive is a campaign founded by Danny Clare and [….]

Bisexuality: A tale of two loaves

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“Contrary to the stereotypes, being bisexual really isn’t like discovering the benefits of Hovis Best of Both…” BY ANT JACKSON Bisexuals. They’ve got it good right? They really are living the dating dream. So many options to pick and choose from, some may even say they get to be a bit greedy. Contrary to the [….]

OPINION: Am I the only lesbian in the village?

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“I seem to be the only person in the village who wears a lot of leopard print and can’t drive” BY SABINA WESTON “Don’t you know I’m the only gay in this village?” asks Daffyd Thomas in his first appearance in Little Britain. I remember sneaking into the living room as a little girl to [….]

Instagram cruising: a how to guide

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Strap in, it’s time to slide into them DMs WORDS BY JESS RAYNER, PHOTO BY ZACKARY DRUCKER FOR THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION In this fragile, chaotic, tech age there are but two kinds of queer person: those who hook up with  people they meet on Instagram and those who say, “Wait, how do you even [….]

Secret lovers, friends with benefits, and fuckbois: how do you label your love?

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Felicitas Sophie van Laak wonders what it really means when we categorise our relationships BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK For the last couple of months, I have been dating this gorgeous woman. She is a lawyer, has a great fashion-sense and is really fun to talk to. However, she is obsessed with labels. After my [….]

OPINION: Brexit, or How to stay friends with your ex

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A German perspective on international break-ups BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK Last January, when I was violently sobbing in front of my laptop, I suddenly started to look at Brexit in a slightly different light. My British girlfriend had just broken up with me via Skype, because she didn’t want to keep up our long-distance [….]

Cara Delevingne on her “sacred relationship” with Ashley Benson

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Three months after confirming they’re a couple, Cara reveals why they kept things private BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Cara Delevingne and Ashely Benson’s relationship has been the subject of intense media attention. It comes as no surprise as the pair are huge celebrities, but it is rare to see out and proud queer [….]