FROM THE VAULTS: Sofie Hagen – “I can have lesbian sex when I’m thin”

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Comedian Sofie Hagen revisits her teenage diary BY SOFIE HAGEN, IMAGE BY MATT CROCKETT I recently found an old diary I wrote when I was 13. Like most teenage diaries would, it portrayed me in a rather unfortunate light.  Amongst complaints about the girls in my class and embarrassing amounts of Westlife fanfiction, I made [….]

THE BISEXUAL BIBLE: For a cost benefit analysis of dating

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“Like the stock market. You commit yourself to your investment with no real way of ensuring the performance of the stocks” BY GEORGIA BUTLER I want something on the record, something to hold me accountable. Because I may have just made a huge mistake, and when I look back at this, I cannot blame anyone [….]

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, [….]

COMMUNITY: Staying in, but not staying silent

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LGBTQI+ activists and creatives come together for Queer Protest At Home BY PRISHITA MAHESHWARI-APLIN. ILLUSTRATION FREDDE LANKA “We demand honour, identity and liberation,” said Stuart Feather, an original member of the Gay Liberation Front, as he read out the GLF Demands written by John Chesterman in the 70s. His words, just as relevant now as [….]

SCREEN: Five lez/bi directors you should probably know

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When you’re logging on for your next lockdown cinema session, keep these lez/bi creatives in mind… BY CHARLIE VOGELSANG. PHOTO BY LORENCE LOZANO Female directors are often side-lined by the movie industry with the focus falling instead on popular male directors. Since the Academy Awards began in 1929, only one woman has won the award [….]

THE BISEXUAL BIBLE: Chivalry is dead – in fact it’s extinct

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“Just like the rest of us, I am bored and horny. But you still won’t find me telling a perfect stranger that I want to ‘treat them like a porn star’” BY GEORGIA BUTLER We have all heard the saying that chivalry is dead. But have you ever stopped to wonder when it died? Was [….]

YOUTUBE: Five little-known queer YouTubers to follow right now

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Stuck inside? Invite the international lez/bi community into your queerantine, virtually BY CHARLIE VOGELSANG. PHOTO BY ANDREA PIACQUADIO It began as a humble video sharing site, but quickly grew into a site many of us visit every day. Crucially for the LGBTQI+ community, YouTube has so much amazing queer content (despite controversy over how LGBTQI+ [….]