WOMEN ON TOP: “Want to create a community? Start it yourself”

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Farfetch’s Autumn Pray on the importance of visibility and community in the workplace BY LOUISE SINNERTON AT MYGWORK A thorough understanding of how networks work and an experience of coming out in different workplaces are just some of the attributes Autumn Pray brought to the table when helping to set up Farfetch’s LGBTQI+ network. Before working [….]

#WhichOneIsMummy: Baby is coming

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“Even though we’ve been here three times already, I’m still not sure on the best way to prepare for a new baby” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE It was 8am on Boxing Day when Lynz declared Christmas to be officially over. This meant all “festive clutter” was to be cleared away, and the house completely cleaned. In [….]

The lipstick life 4: The perils of kissing

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At the end of every passionate embrace I wonder, “Have I ruined my lipstick?” BY ROSIE MUSSEN, IMAGE VIA BROADLY, THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION This wouldn’t be a very good column about the trials and tribulations of being a lipstick lesbian if I didn’t mention the rather obvious problem of actual lipstick. My first kiss [….]

NEWS: Same-sex marriage is legal in Northern Ireland

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Love Equality NI: “We did it” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE After years of campaigning by LGBTQI equality groups, organisations and allies, same-sex marriage is now legal in Northern Ireland with couples able to register their intention to marry from today, Monday 13 January 2020. Couples who are already married will also be legally recognised by the [….]

VIEWS: Running circles around the patriarchy

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“What better way to stick two fingers up at the anti-feminist #NewYearNewYou rhetoric?” BY GEM BARTON Don’t feel like changing your lifestyle just because the clock turned midnight? Don’t think you have anything to “resolve” other than just being yourself? What better way to stick two fingers up at the anti-feminist #NewYearNewYou rhetoric than engaging [….]

Looking back on the festive season with #WhichOneIsMummy

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“There’s so much joy in seeing Christmas through your children’s eyes” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE Wow! What a magical time of the year! And there’s so much joy in seeing it through your children’s eyes. Although I still regret getting that stupid elf thing that I always forget to move, but I do have the toddler [….]

The lipstick life 3: Competitive and painful personal grooming

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The problem with being a lipstick lesbian couple is the slight air of competitiveness when it comes to matters of appearance. BY ROSIE MUSSEN Before my girlfriend Pearl and I went on our first holiday together, I made the decision that the only way I could maintain the illusion that I was sexy 24/7 was [….]