The L Word 2.Oh my god, they’re back again

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Roxy Bourdillon examines the show’s legacy; and the cast reveals what to expect from the upcoming sequel Like so many women around the world, I remember watching The L Word in secret in my teenage bed-room, praying I wouldn’t be discovered. It was the TV equivalent of a dangerwank. I was obsessed with the show [….]

Want the lowdown on this year’s BFI Flare Film Festival?

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London’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival launches their 2019 programme – centering bisexuality, asexuality and intersex identities BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS BFI Flare, London’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival, has revealed its full programme for 2019 – and it’s bloody brilliant. Jam-packed full of lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex representation – and bookended by two films centering queer women’s stories – the [….]

Student Pride calls out the BBC over Strictly same-sex partner controversy

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“Two women or two men – indeed anyone regardless of their gender identity – can dance together, in any style” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS In the fifteen years that Strictly Come Dancing has aired on the BBC, they have never included a same-sex couple… This year, National Student Pride are calling on the BBC to include [….]

Vita & Virginia to open this year’s BFI Flare Film Festival

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True story of the relationship between Virginia Woolf and enigmatic aristocrat, Vita Sackville-West, kicks off LGBTQ+ Film Fest BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginia, which opens this year’s BFI Flare LGBTQ+ Film Festival – the UK’s longest running LGBTQ+ film event – tells the story of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West’s intoxicating encounters. “We’re [….]

Olga Chajdas on realising her dream film project, Nina

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“Growing up in Poland you missed out on the culture of LGBT+ films” BY ANGELA NEEDHAM I meet Olga Chajdas at a bar on a late afternoon in London. It’s January, it’s dark and it’s due to snow. Wrapped in my thickest scarf and puffiest coat, I felt like a character in Chajdas’ debut film, [….]

Intersex representation on TV: Did Call The Midwife get it right?

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DIVA columnist Valentino Vecchietti responds to episode five of the BBC drama BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI A ripple of panic went through the intersex community when we heard that there was going to be an intersex character featured in tonight’s (10 February 2019) episode of Call The Midwife.   Internationally, intersex people messaged back and forth [….]