Six queer black women who are changing the game

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We’re sending a little bit of love to these BAME babes, because why the hell not? BY ANGIE NEEDHAM The black queer community is killing it at the moment. While we know there’s so much more to do in terms of representation, we wanted to take a minute to celebrate a few of our favourite black celesbians who are [….]

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah: “I am an activist because I feel compelled to be one”

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The UK Black Pride co-founder and DIVA columnist on why being yourself isn’t the same within all LGBTQI spaces Pride month always brings with it conflicting feelings. From brands amplifying their solidarity to the kaleidoscopic display of personalities, the noise is certainly something to feel joyous about. At the same time, it’s a reminder that [….]

OPINION: Addressing racism in the LGBTQI community

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“The intersection of this Pride Month with the Black Lives Matter movement must serve as a catalyst for long-term change within the LGBTQI community” BY PRISHITA MAHESHWARI-APLIN In all 50 states in the United States, and 18 countries across six continents, thousands have taken to the streets over the past week in what has been [….]

VIEWS: My lifelong search for queer female friends

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“Growing up as a religious woman of colour, I felt like there was no-one that I could confide in” BY ALEXANDRA D’SA  I had friends, I promise. I wasn’t a recluse. I went to house parties and duly made my way through those alcopops that stained your mouth blue, shared a couple of large pizzas at [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Kiss of the Welshwoman

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Last Tango In Halifax star Lu Corfield tells Carrie Lyell about working with Sarah Lancashire, playing a baddie and having baked goods lobbed at her by old ladies BY CARRIE LYELL Actor Lu Corfield is no stranger to causing a stir. Her latest role, as antagonistic Ruth in Last Tango In Halifax, might have some [….]

JANET DEVLIN: “Personal is never personal on the internet”

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Danielle Mustarde meets Janet Devlin – the real Janet Devlin  BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “What’s your story, Janet Devlin?” It’s with those five words that this interview begins. After all, had you not been one of the 12.6 million Brits who tuned into first episode of the eighth series of The X Factor back in 2011, (now [….]

BOOKS: We’re here, we’re queer

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Meet the regulars of Scotland’s queer bookshop… BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE, IMAGES BY PAUL REICH Located in the south side of Glasgow, Category Is is a brand spankin’ new, “fiercely independent” queer bookshop – and we’re a little bit in love with it.  The literary lovechild of dyke-wife double act Charlotte and Fionn Duffy-Scott, the two [….]