#VoiceWithAction

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Emily Eaton meets activist and role model, Amazin LêThi   BY EMILY EATON. IMAGE ALINA OSWALD HIV/Aids and equality advocate, global ambassador, bodybuilder, author, fitness and wellness coach, actor, entrepreneur… is there anything this woman can’t do? We jumped at the opportunity to talk to Amazin LêThi  about the various hats she wears, her foundation, [….]

#RainbowRiots

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Meet the Swedish musician fighting state-sponsored homophobia to build Uganda’s first LGBTQI community centre BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE ALICIA, PETTER WALLENBERG, SHIVAN AND JAVAN BY TANIA MARTI Activist and musician Petter Wallenberg founded Rainbow Riots as a creative international movement for the equal rights of LGBTQI people. As the organisation release their latest album, the [….]

In the face of discrimination

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On IDAHOBIT, Anisa Easterbrook learns about LGBTQI rights in Poland BY ANISA EASTERBROOK Today marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia or, the shortened catchier version that you’ll see trending on Twitter which has absolutely nothing to do with The Lord Of The Rings – IDAHOBIT. This day was created in 2004 to [….]

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Government Act 1988 was a controversial amendment to the UK’s Local Government Act 1986, enacted on 24 May 1988 and repealed on 21 June 2000 in Scotland, and on [….]

DIVA does… Sheffield

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Danielle Mustarde checks out the scene and more in South Yorkshire’s “reyt lovely” capital BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE While often overlooked in favour of nearby Manchester or Leeds, the “southernmost tip of the northern lands” – cue heated debate – with its industrial roots, jam-packed calendar of cultural events, and hella beautiful surroundings has an overly-humble [….]

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 [….]