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 [….]

Jackie Hagan: Becoming me

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Award-winning theatre-maker Jackie Hagan reflects on a life in and out and back in the closet BY JACKIE HAGAN When I was seven, my first crush was on Linda Lusardi… Rambo and Boy George. Huh, take that Kinsey. I was innocently in love with the world.  Fast forward to high school. It’s the 90s, Section [….]

Four remarkable women to follow this LGBT History Month

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To mark #LGBTHM20, Philip Baldwin writes about the women who inspire his activism BY PHILIP BALDWIN February is LGBT History Month. It’s a time to reflect on what we have achieved in the LGBTQI+ community and what we have still to learn. As an activist I am constantly learning from other people, including some remarkable [….]

THEATRE REVIEW: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

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“Whatever affects individuals in capitalism affects women, and whatever affects women affects queer women” BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU. IMAGES BLUE STOCKING EFFIGY. Blue Stocking Effigy, a new theatre company lead by two, queer women, bring their production of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. to The Space, London, this weekend, until 2 February 2020 (grab your tickets!) [….]

6 ways to spend Valentine’s Day (when you don’t do Valentine’s Day)

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Be your own Galentine 💕 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE  Ah, Valentine’s Day. I’ve already seen three lots of people rushing around, a bunch of roses pressed protectively against their chests, each with a look of mild worry in their eyes – did they only just remember? Have they got more than one Valentine to squeeze into [….]

REVIEW: Victoria Victorious! @ Brighton’s Komedia

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“Hannah Brackenbury’s ease of word play and joke set-ups capture the best of Victoria Wood’s legacy” BY KATIE HALL Performer Hannah Brackenbury has opened her UK tour of the award-winning musical tribute to Victoria Wood “Victorious” to a sold out show at Brighton’s Komedia – and it’s easy to see why. Victorious has lived up to [….]