FROM THE VAULTS: Dear diary, take me back to Shibden Hall…

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Roxy Bourdillon heads up north on a Gentleman Jack mini-break BY ROXY BOURDILLON Hold onto your top hat, because I am on the lesbian pilgrimage. A part of me still can’t quite believe there even is a lesbian pilgrimage, and yet there must be because here I am on it, exploring the dykey delights of [….]

ESCAPE: What travelling in Greece taught me about life in lockdown

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“Don’t put pressure on yourself to come out of lockdown with a six pack – your body is already beautiful. And remember, tzatziki goes with everything“ BY KELLY-ANNE TAYLOR To bring a little light to lockdown, I’ve been hosting themed evenings for my flatmates inspired by countries we’ve travelled to. To replicate the Greek islands, [….]

TRAVEL THROWBACK: On the streets of Philadelphia

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Joanna Whitehead falls hard for this spirited city BY JOANNA WHITEHEAD, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Overlook Philadelphia at your peril. The capital of Pennsylvania is a city with grit and heart, packed with history, art and gays galore. Known as The City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection), the early settler William Penn named the metropolis [….]

NEWS: Singapore High Court rejects challenge of discriminatory anti-LGBTQI law

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“The ruling will echo harmfully around Asia, where millions are criminalised simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA REUTERS A constitutional challenge to the law that criminalises homosexuality has today been dismissed by Singapore’s High Court, which means that same-sex intimacy will remain a crime in the country.  [….]

TRAVEL: A weekend of surf, cycle and soul in LGBTQI-friendly Portugal

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Lisbon’s oceanfront cousin Cascais is the “coastess with the mostess”, says Danielle Mustarde WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHS BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. LEAD IMAGE VISIT CASCAIS Which city comes to mind first when you think of Portugal? Lisbon? Porto, perhaps? Unless you know the region well, it’s likely these two diverse and welcoming cities are the first to [….]

NEWS: Indonesia proposes draft bill identifying homosexuality as “deviant”

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The proposed “family resilience” bill suggests LGBTQI+ people pose a “threat to their families” and need to be “rehabilitated” BY GEORGIA BUTLER. IMAGE NICK AGUS ARYA. It can be very easy to get swept up in the progress being made globally. It might even be fair to say that if you assigned a numerical value [….]