Here are the LGBTQI films you can catch at this year’s Raindance Film Festival

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Raindance means Raindance BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Raindance Film Festival is the UK’s biggest independent film festival, and this year they have their very own Queer Strand especially dedicated to celebrating the stories of LGBTQI people.  Today, they announced the full programme of films that will be shown over the twelve days of Raindance, which is [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Rouge

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“Totally shameless and indulgent, I defy anyone not to gasp in shock and awe in equal measure” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY Bright circus tents in the middle of the Meadows drew us in early to experience the atmosphere (and enjoy the bar) before the show.  Getting pleasantly tipsy before this adult-themed show was, however, “kyboshed” when [….]

The Coast Is Queer: Brighton’s new LGBTQI literary festival 🌈

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We chat to co-founder Lesley Wood all about what The Coast Is Queer has to offer… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Coast Is Queer is a brand new LGBTQI literary festival taking place for the first time in Brighton this September. After receiving some funding from the LGBT Consortium fund, they were able to go ahead [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Jen Brister – Under Privilege

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“Jen Brister’s unabashedly honest new show” BY LIZI TRAFFORD. IMAGE LIZI & JEN AFTER THE SHOW. Walking into Jen’s gig I already felt I had an affiliation with her, as this was the third time I had seen Jen at the Fringe – her usual style of wit mixed with anger was in full force. [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Monica: This Show Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

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“A play exploring how men are treated differently from women – particularly with regard to sex, secrecy and shame” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY Apparently this show is not about Monica Lewinsky. Except – it is.  It is totally a show about Monica Lewinsky. Perhaps there’s a Monica in us all, facing trauma from the past that impacts on [….]

Join the tribe: The LGBT Mummies

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“We set up The LGBT Mummies Tribe to educate, share and celebrate women and their families” BY THE LGBT MUMMIES TRIBE, ILLUSTRATION BY SKETCHMYTRIBE I’m Laura-Rose, a 33-year-old, married lesbian mother of two. My wife and I have been together for 12 years, married for eight.  We had IUI treatment through the The Centre For Reproductive [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Gusset Grippers

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“Changing the world – one fanny at a time” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY Incontinence and challenges with sexual function don’t instantly strike you as a recipe for comedy. However, the packed audience for this show would certainly disagree, laughing and nodding wryly, watching physiotherapist and recovered incontinent Elaine Miller perform her solo show. A third of women in [….]