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 [….]

I do! First same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland makes herstory

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“It’s a big day for us, but an even bigger day for equal rights in Ireland”  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE JUSTIN KERNOGHAN/AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL This week is a landmark for equal rights in Northern Ireland as Belfast couple, Sharni Edwards and Robyn Peoples, have married today, the 11 February, in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.  They are the [….]

The lipstick life 8: Home sweet home

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Ever-reducing wardrobe space and stepping on mascara in the morning aside, I’ve never felt more at home BY ROSIE MUSSEN, IMAGE VIA HERO IMAGES 8 months ago, Pearl and I moved in together. It was the best decision I’ve made to date. We went from having nearly 100 miles between us to no distance at [….]

The lipstick life 7: Bath time

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Is there anything sexier than a hot, steamy bath for two? BY ROSIE MUSSEN, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Ah, bath time. Is there anything sexier than a hot, steamy bath for two? I’m talking about those gloriously indulgent baths. The ones where candles flicker and red wine flows. The sort of bath where you and your [….]

20 LGBTQI friendly music festivals for 2020 ⛺

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It’s never too early to start planning your queer summer fun… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Every summer brings us a whole host of festivals packed with some of our favourite queer icons. Last year we saw Christine And The Queens headline All Points East, Janelle Monáe at Glastonbury and Celine Dion at British Summer Time. No [….]

6 ways to spend Valentine’s Day (when you don’t do Valentine’s Day)

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Be your own Galentine 💕 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE  Ah, Valentine’s Day. I’ve already seen three lots of people rushing around, a bunch of roses pressed protectively against their chests, each with a look of mild worry in their eyes – did they only just remember? Have they got more than one Valentine to squeeze into [….]