Lesbian Visibility Week: Raising awareness, understanding and support for LGBTQI women

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The first ever Lesbian Visibility Week will take place in April 2020 BY LINDA RILEY Introducing the Inaugural Lesbian Visibility Week, supported by DIVA Media Group. Lesbian Visibility Day has been recognised since 2008, but this year DIVA Media Group wanted to build on this, running a dedicated week to Lesbian Visibility from 20 April [….]

NEWS: Sandi Toksvig quits The Great British Bake Off

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After three years on the show, Sandi is waving goodbye to the tent BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA BBC It’s a truly sad day. Sandi Toksvig has announced that she will be leaving The Great British Bake Off and our eyes are just as soggy as a bottom during cake week. The Great Celebrity Bake [….]

FILM: Marvel tease a queer storyline in new trailer

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The New Mutants is rumoured to feature the second same-sex relationship in the Marvel Cinematic Universe BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams is set to star in the upcoming superhero horror, The New Mutants, as a character called Wolfsbane. Described as a mutant “struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power [….]

The lipstick life 2: Unsustainable underwear habits

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This week Rosie discovers the challenges of maintaining her femme mystique. BY ROSIE MUSSEN When I first had sex with my girlfriend Pearl, I wore matching teal coloured underwear and was thrilled to see that she returned the favour with matching black lace. I had never slept with anybody who treated me to matching underwear [….]

7 top tips for surviving Christmas

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Ella Braidwood suffered so you don’t have to… BY ELLA BRAIDWOOD  Christmas can be a stressful time. It is a well-rehearsed, theatrical production. You return home to your family where – in between Terry’s Chocolate Oranges and marzipan-topped fruit cake – you are conditioned to collectively emit an aura of concord. Family problems are well-wrapped [….]

11 Shocking and hilarious things my family have said to me at Christmas dinner

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For realsies. BY NATASH It’s that time of year where many of us are mentally preparing to sit down with our families for Christmas dinner.  For those of us with outspoken grandparents, interfering aunts, and a drunken uncle who considers himself clever, Christmas dinner can be eventful – to say the least. To help you [….]

How to survive Christmas with your family: LGBT style

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Self-help coach Gina Battye shares her expert advice BY GINA BATTYE  How do you stay relaxed with your loved ones over Christmas? Add unsupportive or homophobic, transphobic, biphobic and interphobic parents, siblings and family and taking your partner with you for the holidays, and what do you get? The potential of losing it with your [….]