IN OTHER NEWS: 10 days of connection, self-acceptance and empowerment at SheFest

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“SheFest facilitates a space for all of us to investigate our own intersectional identities, while connecting with others like us” BY JOANNA KAMAL. ABOVE: MUNROE BERGDORF AT SHEFEST 2020 It’s International Women’s Day and I am surrounded by women and non-binary people in a large lecture hall waiting for Munroe Bergdorf to appear. She’s late [….]

LEZ BE SAFE: Staying well while staying in

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A note on looking after yourself and others while practising social distancing BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES ANDREA PIACQUADIO It’s all a little surreal out there, isn’t it? With everything that’s going on in the world right now, it can be difficult to distance ourselves from the constant – somewhat necessary – chatter of the multiple talking [….]

Self-isolating? Five LGBTQI+ series to keep you going while you’re home alone

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Stay safe, screen lover BY SOPHIE PERRY Whether you’re self-isolating or not, with everything that’s going on in the world right now, it’s likely we’ll all be spending more time than usual at home in the coming weeks… From the constant news reports to the scaremongering served by Karen Off Of Facebook, the world feels [….]

10 words that mean something completely different when you’re a lesbian

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Pass me the chapstick BY TINA LEDGER, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK We basically have our own secret language… 1. Gold star What it actually means: A gold coloured star. What it means to lesbians: A woman/lesbian who has never had sex with a man.  via GIPHY 2. Lipstick What it actually means: Make-up in a variety [….]

You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette gigged in London this month

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REVIEW: “The opening track, Your House, created an electric atmosphere – impressive for an intimate, acoustic gig” BY BEV PATERSON. IMAGES INSTAGRAM/ALANIS MORISSETTE It was a hard pill to swallow, but it’s been 25 years this June since the release of Alanis Morissette’s first international, extremely relatable album, Jagged Little Pill. The album had us all – of [….]

VIEWS: Why Bisexual Health Month is (so very) important to me

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APRIL KELLEY: “As a teenager, I presumed bisexuality was only ever a segue into lesbianism” WORDS BY APRIL KELLEY. PHOTOS RYAN DANIELL Every March for the last seven years, the wonderful, Stateside Bisexual Resource Center have been presenting #BiHealthMonth – the campaign I didn’t realise I needed in my life and, in light of the research, [….]

OPINION: “We are stronger together”

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A view from the ground with trans people and their allies at London’s most recent trans solidarity demonstration Words submitted by London Bi Pandas, #LwiththeT, #GwiththeT, #BwiththeT, Muslim LGBT Network, The Gay Liberation Front, Queer AF Brighton, Transmissions, Educate & Celebrate and more… On 9 March 2020, a trans solidarity demonstration was held in opposition [….]