One from the vaults: Growing up under Section 28

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Thirty years since the introduction of Section 28, Danielle Mustarde looks back at her school days under the amendment 🍎 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 was a controversial amendment to the UK’s Local Government Act 1986, enacted on 24 May 1988 and repealed on 21 June 2000 in Scotland, and on [….]

Lucy Sutcliffe: “Even if it’s terrible, just write”

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The author, film-maker and YouTuber gives her advice to aspiring novelists BY ROXY BOURDILLON  We heart Girl Hearts Girl. Lucy Sutcliffe’s must-read memoir is uplifting and relatable. It’s all about growing up gay in rural Oxfordshire and falling head over heels for the very first time. As huge fans of her work, both as an author [….]

Inside Gay’s The Word

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Uli Lenart gives an insider’s perspective on the UK’s first and last surviving dedicated lesbian and gay bookshop. BY ULI LENART  FROM THE VAULTS I’ve worked as a bookseller and manager at Gay’s The Word bookshop for just over 11 years, so I feel a deep sense of connection to the little place.  In fact we [….]

Lucy Sutcliffe: All Heart

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The YouTuber and author talks to Carrie Lyell about sheep, sexuality and self-acceptance. BY CARRIE LYELL FROM THE VAULTS Filmmaker and YouTuber Lucy Sutcliffe, 24, wowed us last year with the release of her memoir, Girl Hearts Girl, an uplifting and inspiring insight into her life as a gay teen in a small town in [….]