OPINION: “It doesn’t matter who you love, as long as you keep it to yourself” – the paradox of Pride

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Mie Astrup Jensen is sick of being told to keep it to herself BY MIE ASTRUP JENSEN Summer is the season of celebration for LGBTQI people. However, it’s also a time when some experience derogatory comments about positive discrimination, enforcing an agenda without understanding straight privilege. I’ve often encountered the phrase, “It doesn’t matter who [….]

REVIEW: The Bareback Kings at Camden Fringe

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The drag king comedy group serves up a royally entertaining night that’s as smart as it is funny, says Kat Halstead BY KAT HALSTEAD The UK drag scene is thriving and diversifying, and to prove it, the Bareback Kings are slowly manspreading their way to the top with their first ever hour-long show. Cue the [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Traumgirl

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“Put your own narrative on sex work to the side and listen with an open mind” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY. IMAGE PATRICK MATTRAUX Sex work. Whatever your views, you would have to agree that it is one of the most resilient industries in history.   Edinburgh has certainly played an active part in flourishing the trade, so [….]

Stranger Things just got queerer

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An ode to Stranger Things 3’s unofficial misfit-turned-heartthrob, Robin Buckley BY YAIZA CANOPOLI Intelligent, multi-lingual, funny – and she even looks great in a sailor uniform – Robin Buckley is everything we could have possibly wished for as the new (queer) addition to Netflix’s Stranger Things 3.  Her wonderfully snarky attitude towards Steve Harrington (see [….]

OPINION: Yes, I’m bisexual. No, I will not have a threesome with you

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“They seem to assume that we have a WhatsApp group of other bisexual women who are thirsty for some action. We don’t” BY ABIGOLIAH SCHAMAUN I’ve been with my boyfriend for close to five years now. And being out of the dating scene has some advantages, as we all know. I don’t have to wade [….]

OPINION: Amplify the voices of women with HIV

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HIV positive women deserve equal access to prevention, treatment, support and care around HIV, says activist Philip Baldwin BY PHILIP BALDWIN When discussing issues around HIV, women’s voices have often been ignored and have rarely been heard alongside those of gay and bi men. This is particularly true for lesbians, bi, pan, trans and queer [….]