Lesbian Visibility Week: Raising awareness, understanding and support for LGBTQI women

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The first ever Lesbian Visibility Week will take place in April 2020 BY LINDA RILEY Introducing the Inaugural Lesbian Visibility Week, supported by DIVA Media Group. Lesbian Visibility Day has been recognised since 2008, but this year DIVA Media Group wanted to build on this, running a dedicated week to Lesbian Visibility from 20 April [….]

NEWS: Sandi Toksvig quits The Great British Bake Off

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After three years on the show, Sandi is waving goodbye to the tent BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA BBC It’s a truly sad day. Sandi Toksvig has announced that she will be leaving The Great British Bake Off and our eyes are just as soggy as a bottom during cake week. The Great Celebrity Bake [….]

It’s coming: Season two of Generation Q

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Showtime confirm there *will* be a second series of The L Word Generation Q BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE YOUTUBE/SHOWTIME. Showtime are dropping all of the mics on social today as the channel confirm there will be a second series of The L Word Generation Q. Writing on Twitter, the @SHO_TheLWord account tweeted, “I just can’t [….]

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 [….]

OPINION: Why Dawn Butler is the right person to help lead the Labour Party

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“Diversity is our strength” BY LINDA RILEY Today, as deputy leadership bids for the Labour party are announced, one name, for me – and for LGBTQI equality – stands out. Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central, and someone I’m lucky enough to be able to call a friend.  One of six children, born and raised [….]

FILM: Marvel tease a queer storyline in new trailer

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The New Mutants is rumoured to feature the second same-sex relationship in the Marvel Cinematic Universe BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams is set to star in the upcoming superhero horror, The New Mutants, as a character called Wolfsbane. Described as a mutant “struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power [….]

CELEB: Kate McKinnon pays tribute to Ellen in Golden Globes speech

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Kate’s heartfelt words about LGBTQI representation will bring a tear to your eye BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Although Kate McKinnon is far from in the closet, having been open about being a lesbian throughout her comedy career, her sexuality is rarely talked about within the media or publicly by McKinnon herself.  However, at Sunday’s Golden Globes [….]