One from the vaults: Driving home for Queermas

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This is why LGBTQI folk are more likely to travel home for Christmas BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Correct me if I’m wrong but it seems to be a universal phenomena that, once adulthood is reached, Christmas and New Year come and go in the same time that it takes your nieces and nephews to rip open each [….]

VIEWS: How can I be visibly bisexual?

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“Online my sexuality is there for all to see – this doesn’t translate to life offline” BY RACHEL CHARLTON-DAILEY Rachel – 30, bisexual, spoonie, Doctor Who nerd. This is how easy it is for me to come out online. By including that one word in my Twitter profile everyone instantly knows my sexuality. I am [….]

SCREEN: On *that* deleted lez/bi scene from Love Actually

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“There are roughly eight straight couples in Love Actually, six of which get a happy ending – why can’t the lesbians be happy too?” BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK. IMAGE YOUTUBE. I adore Love Actually, I do. I think it’s well-written, well-acted, heartbreaking and utterly delightful. And when I recently found out that the film [….]

#WhichOneIsMummy on surviving a half-term holiday with the little ones

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“Though jam-packed and tiring, it’s lovely to all be together away from the stresses of work and constraints of term-time” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE Well, I wouldn’t have said we were the caravan holiday types but we have recently been on our second – yes, second – caravan holiday this year! After being invited to a [….]

DRAG KINGS: Pecsmas is here, queer and making your yuletide very, very gay…

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“Pitch perfect performances meet searing social and political commentary in this most festive of drag treats” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES HARRY ELLETSON What a gift it was to spend the evening with the wonderful, London-based Pecs Drag Kings for their latest serving of queer cheer – the Christmas-flavoured, Pecsmas. Taking inspiration from Mean Girls to [….]

OPINION: Does Facebook have a problem with lesbians?

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Even as we head into 2020, lesbians must still battle in order to have their voices heard BY LINDA RILEY Working on the launch of DIVA’s 2020 strategy, which includes increasing our role within Lesbian Visibility Day, I was horrified to see that my attempt at using “@LesbianVisibility” as a username on Facebook was refused.  [….]

Why Liam Payne’s Both Ways fetishises bisexual women

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“Both Ways limits our understanding of sexuality to a sanitised and heterosexual reference-point” BY MEG MURPHY, BI PRIDE UK (@BISEXUAL_MEG). IMAGE YOUTUBE. On 6 December 2019, Liam Payne’s latest album was released and along with it his track, Both Ways. It is a song which explores a bisexual woman’s sexuality through the privilege-tinted glasses of [….]