FILM REVIEW: They

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How do you raise a child as gender neutral? BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK Louisa Rechenbach’s short documentary They accompanies a young family who chose to keep the biological sex of their baby a secret in order to prevent people from having preconceived notions about their gender. The film has been selected to be shown [….]

How to reclaim queerbaiting: A guide to professional shipping

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“By shipping your favourite couple you take part in the resistance – you’re subverting heteronormativity” BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK. IMAGE NETFLIX. Lesbihonest, we have all watched that TV show that had us losing sleep over two characters who simply should be together, albeit the writers do not think so. Luckily, there is fanfiction.  Also [….]

April Kelley: “Bi-erasure is real”

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We meet the filmmaker carving out space for bisexual women and non-binary people’s stories BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE: STILL FROM TREACLE Filmmaker, actor and bi advocate April Kelley grew up in Hertford, England. “When I tell people that, they ask, ‘Whereabouts in Hertfordshire?’ Nah, Hertford itself.” Though Hertford (not Hertfordshire) might be Kelley’s hometown, it [….]

Maisie Richardson-Sellers is stunning on the cover of the brand new DIVA

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Also inside: Lizzo, POSE and Elle Mills In this issue – a celebration of queer women of colour – Legends of Tomorrow star Maisie Richardson-Sellers talks about growing up mixed race and embracing her sexuality, and tells us why she’s sick of “straight, cis, white people” telling LGBTQI stories.  Also in this issue… How to [….]

Shane is up to her old tricks in The L Word: Generation Q

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There’s a sexy new teaser in town and – trust us – you’re going to want to see this WORDS BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY SHOWTIME Oh L Word, you truly are spoiling us. First, you release an epic reboot trailer including shots of Bette running for mayor of LA, Alice killing it with her [….]

WATCH: Netflix’s new series of shorts is a love letter to queer TV

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“We wanted to show the positive impact that honest portrayals of LGBTQ+ characters can have on queer people” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE NETFLIX. Meet Jess and Sophie, two queer women living in Margate, England – who we’ve just fallen a little bit in love with. As part of a new series of shorts exploring #QueerNostalgia, [….]

Kristen Stewart opens up about being advised to stop holding her girlfriend’s hand in public

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K Stew reveals the challenges faced by queer women in the film industry BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Hollywood star, Kristen Stewart revealed that she had been advised by people in the film industry to hide her sexuality if she wanted to land big film roles. When speaking about her experiences as a queer [….]