Happy Birthday, Anne Lister 🎂

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Carrie Lyell visits Shibden Hall to learn about Anne Lister and meet the cast and crew of new BBC drama, Gentleman Jack BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE BY JAY BROOKS I’m on my way from Edinburgh to Halifax, staring out the window at the rolling green hills of West Yorkshire. Though we’re still a good half [….]

10 ways to be a great intersex ally

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Some easy ways to elevate the I in LGBTQI BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM We asked intersex activists Valentino Vecchietti and Holly Greenberry for their tips on how to be a great ally for the intersex community. Here’s what they told us.  1. Support and engage with intersex organisations like IntersexUK by offering your [….]

10 things you might not know about Kristen Stewart

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Nicole Keeton has been in love with her since Twilight and is not ashamed to admit it BY NICOLE KEETON, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM 1. She wants to be a part of the Marvel Universe. When discussing roles she has played recently, Kristen said she enjoys making films that don’t focus on her as an actress. [….]

10 words that mean something completely different when you’re a lesbian

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Pass me the chapstick BY TINA LEDGER, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK We basically have our own secret language… 1. Gold star What it actually means: A gold coloured star. What it means to lesbians: A woman/lesbian who has never had sex with a man.  via GIPHY 2. Lipstick What it actually means: Make-up in a variety [….]

10 LGBTQI films where no one dies

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We take a look at the film world where the leading lez/bi ladies actually survive BY LOUISE HEATH At the moment it seems like hardly a day goes by without a queer female character being killed off or having a happy ending snatched away.   SPOILERS AHEAD! Alongside the demise of Rose from Jane The Virgin and [….]

The lipstick life 10: Dressing to impress

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Our first argument was about Stella McCartney lingerie. Is that perhaps the most lipstick lesbian thing I have ever said? BY ROSIE MUSSEN On our first date, Pearl and I dressed remarkably similarly. The vibe was very smasual (smart casual), with both of us in simple black tops with brightly coloured trousers. Mine were mustard [….]

The lipstick life 9: The chaos of attraction

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When you fancy someone as stupendously as I fancied Pearl, it sort of takes over, and influences everything you do. BY ROSIE MUSSEN When you’ve roamed the world looking for another lipstick lesbian to share your life with, the realisation that you’ve finally found one can be a little overwhelming. I had never been as [….]