Lauren Morelli: “There’s this assumption if you come out later in life, you were either hiding it or lying about it, but I truly had no idea”

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The Tales Of The City showrunner opens up about coming out in her 30s and falling in love with Samira Wiley WORDS: ROXY BOURDILLON, PHOTO: KHAREN HILL Lauren Morelli tells stories we don’t usually hear. She got her big break writing scripts that centred marginalised female characters on Orange Is The New Black. Every time [….]

Ellen Page: “I feel profoundly grateful that I am able to be out”

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The actor and activist talks to Roxy Bourdillon about sex scenes and standing in her truth PHOTO: DAVID SORCHER/LIONSGATE It’s Valentine’s Day 2014 and Ellen Page is onstage at the Human Rights Campaign conference in Las Vegas. She’s wearing black skinny jeans and a t-shirt with “All love” printed on it. She looks a little [….]

REVIEW: Booksmart

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Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is the teen comedy we’ve all been waiting for BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS When I first read the synopsis for Booksmart, it seemed like your usual teen comedy fodder, but that foolish assumption of mine couldn’t have been further from the delightful truth… Minutes into the preview screening I’d bagged and it [….]

Netflix drops a brand spankin’ Tales Of The City trailer

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…and it looks in-queer-redible. Did we mention Ellen Page is in it? BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Launching across Netflix on 7 June, this millennial-shaped adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s much-loved, queer-lit series looks dreamy af. Starring Ellen Page, Laura Linney and produced by OITNB’s Lauren Morelli (keep your eyes out for more in the soon-to-drop June issue [….]

Did you know it’s IDAHOBIT? And bi the way…

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Bisexual erasure and biphobia are most definitely still things that exist BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Here’s the thing, people. As a bisexual woman in a same-sex relationship, my bisexuality is more often than not lost in the binary static. At every LGBTQI event I attend, (bearing in mind, I probably attend more than your average queer-o) [….]

In the face of discrimination

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On IDAHOBIT, Anisa Easterbrook learns about LGBTQI rights in Poland BY ANISA EASTERBROOK Today marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia or, the shortened catchier version that you’ll see trending on Twitter which has absolutely nothing to do with The Lord Of The Rings – IDAHOBIT. This day was created in 2004 to [….]

OPINION: “Isn’t it time for more positive LGBTQI+ stories onscreen?”

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Filmmaker Joe Solomon explains why it’s so important to create celebratory queer cinema BY JOE SOLOMON Do you remember the first person you came out to? What was going through your head? According to Dr Shainna Ali, in article in Psychology Today The Coming Out cycle, the following questions invariably crop up: Will ________ understand? [….]