Come as you are

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Liverpool City Region Pride Foundation reveals the theme to its inaugural cultural, community event BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Come As You Are calls to all people, regardless of where they are from or how they identify, to take pride in their identity and come together in the spirit of friendship, love and respect – now isn’t that [….]

THEATRE: The Amber Trap

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Telling stories that reflect the queer, female, experience on stage BY LUCY KNIGHT “In a male-dominated culture, there’s this kind of fetishisation of lesbian stories which really bothers me.”  Playwright Tabitha Mortiboy was inspired to write her third full-length play, The Amber Trap, partially due to the lack of representation she sees of female same-sex [….]

REVIEW: Rotterdam

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“A gloriously and unapologetically queer production” BY LUCY KNIGHT. IMAGE HELEN MAYBANKS. “You want to become a man?” “No Alice, I just want to stop trying to be a woman.” Such a poignant portrayal of gender dysphoria is a rarity on stage. It is easy to tell why the original 2015 production of Rotterdam attracted [….]

Fancy a free pair of tickets to this year’s BiCon? ‘Course you do.

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A weekend-long gathering for bi people, their friends, partners and allies BY LIBBY BAXTER-WILLIAMS BiCon has come a long way since it began as a one day conference on the politics of bisexuality. Now in its 37th year (yep, that’s right), BiCon has become the highlight of the bi+ community calendar. This year BiCon takes [….]

As DIVA celebrates 25 years, the state of Illinois recently celebrated 200

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Last year, Illinois turned 200 years old. Join in on the celebrations by checking out the State’s all-year round festivals… BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM In the 200 years since it became a state, Illinois has been home to a countless number of people. Everyone and everything that has been built, born, and grown here [….]

Fancy attending the Opening Night Gala of BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival?

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WIN! A pair of ticket’s to see Vita & Virginia at BFI Flare’s opening night DIVA have teamed up with BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival to offer the chance to win tickets to the UK premiere of Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginia at BFI Southbank tomorrow! The screening, at 18:15, is the Opening Night [….]

Secret Diary of a Door Girl #6: Mint

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Working on the door at queer female events across the capital, this week, the illustrious Mint BY CLARE HAND The first time Mint took over Soho’s Jack Solomons, back in October last year, the event swiftly sold out. 300 names were on the guestlist: if they all turned up, the venue – a plush speakeasy [….]