TRAVEL: Constance Craving

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Danielle Mustarde pedals her way to inner peace along the shores of Europe’s postcard-perfect Lake Constance WORDS AND IMAGES BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Here’s the thing. I love living in London, but I’m a northerner at heart and, every once in a while, the horn-blaring, underground-rumbling, fume-filled capital can get a little… much. I mean, was it really [….]

*This* is where you know Generation Q’s Finley from…

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Recognise The L Word: Generation Q’s Jacqueline Toboni but can’t quite put your finger on where from? BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE YOUTUBE Oh, Finley – melter of hearts, most gorgeous of goofballs, wearer of rainbow boxers – and don’t even get us started on those beautifully adorned armpits. (Yes, it’s a stereotype, and yes it’s a [….]

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 [….]

OPINION: On sexual fluidity and self-acceptance

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“I found a metaphorical shovel, and dug a deep, deep grave for those feelings” WORDS BY GEORGIA BUTLER, IMAGE BY ANNA SHVETS VIA PEXELS I think everyone who identifies as queer has had one of those moments. You know the moment I mean; one of sudden clarity, or perhaps the complete opposite – a moment [….]

The dildo diaries: what it’s really like working in a mainstream sex shop as a queer woman

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“The couple stood in front of me eyeballing shelf after shelf; from chipolata to vibrating, rotating bratwursts” WORDS BY GEORGIA BUTLER, IMAGE VIA PEXELS I started working for Ann Summers in my last year of university. I had gone in to buy *cough cough* responsible underwear (a strap on) and I was disappointed upon arrival [….]

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 [….]

FESTIVAL: Headed to the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival this year?

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The Camden-based, 2020 line up is jam-packed with LGBTQI, women and non-binary artists BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA BBC RADIO 6 Get excited and get ready for a weekend of music in Camden, London! Since the music festival began back in 2014, the 6 Music Festival has taken place all over the UK – including [….]