Mermaids DigiFest to become UK’s biggest, live-streaming LGBTQI+ festival

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Clear 4 April 2020 in your diaries and support trans children and families at DigiFest! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, charities are seeing a sudden hit and are facing considerable challenges. Many have seen a reduction in individual donations and have been forced to cancel any events planned in order to keep [….]

Pride In London postponed “with a heavy heart”

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“Allyship is needed more than ever, so we ask everyone to continue to be kind, loving and generous” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE ALLIE SMITH As thousands of events across the UK continue to be postponed or cancelled amid the evolving coronavirus health pandemic, it felt it was only a matter of time before one of the [….]

Missed out on LBT Women’s Health Week? Here’s a rundown for you 💫

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A week full of events, networking and education all about LBT women’s health BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY RACHEL MANNS For the fourth year running, LBT Women’s Health Week returned to highlight the inequality faced by lesbian, bisexual and trans women in the UK when it comes to healthcare.  While it is well-known that there [….]

VIRTUAL REALITY: Make some noise for… BFI Flare At Home!

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BFI Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival becomes BFI Flare At Home, making over 230 films available online BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/BFI FLARE. ABOVE: AND THEN WE DANCED In just days, BFI Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival organisers have created an offer to give festival bookers the opportunity to see on BFI Player a number of great [….]

IN OTHER NEWS: 10 days of connection, self-acceptance and empowerment at SheFest

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“SheFest facilitates a space for all of us to investigate our own intersectional identities, while connecting with others like us” BY JOANNA KAMAL. ABOVE: MUNROE BERGDORF AT SHEFEST 2020 It’s International Women’s Day and I am surrounded by women and non-binary people in a large lecture hall waiting for Munroe Bergdorf to appear. She’s late [….]

NEWS: G-A-Y owner Jeremy Joseph announces closure amid spread of COVID-19

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LGBTQI+ venues are closing across London and the rest of the country – without the support they need BY SOPHIE PERRY G-A-Y club owner Jeremy Joseph announced that the club chain, which has branches in London and Manchester, would be closing due to the ongoing situation surrounding the coronavirus.  Joseph tweeted: “@BorisJohnson Is Not A [….]

NEWS: Prides across the UK continue to be postponed or cancelled

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“According to the European Pride Organisers Association, at least 23 Pride events have been cancelled or postponed” BY GRACE PRITCHARD The spread of COVID-19 has sent shock waves internationally, and with world famous events – including the BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, Glastonbury and Eurovision – and smaller, community gatherings being cancelled every day, the summer [….]