OPINION: Listen to the voices of women this World AIDS Day

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Despite some progress, the voices of women with HIV are still not being heard, says activist Philip Baldwin BY PHILIP BALDWIN World AIDS Day falls annually on 1 December. But it is only recently that women have been included in the debate around HIV in the UK. For a long time gay, bi, pan and [….]

LGBT Foundation urges voters to #VoteWithPride

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The new Equality Wins election manifesto puts LGBTQI needs at the forefront of the upcoming election BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA NEXTGEN AMERICA On 12 December, the United Kingdom will head to the polls for another general election, the outcome of which could determine the kind of country we live in for decades to come. [….]

Meet the brand new cast of The L Word: Generation Q

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Say hello to the whole new host of diverse characters that we’re already a little bit in love with… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA SHOWTIME Instagram has been filling up our feeds this week with some introductions to the new faces of The L Word: Generation Q, along with some old favourites. The rebooted series [….]

Theatre review: No Bad Women

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A harrowing watch, but an important one, says Jane Fae BY JANE FAE There must be cheerier ways to pass a Saturday night than at a play about the real life events surrounding a long ago rape trial. Catching the latest Ken Loach, perhaps. Or listening to the collected speeches of Nigel Farage. But if [….]

Women V Cancer: London to Amsterdam by bike 2021

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Cycle through four countries in four days to raise vital funds for women’s cancer charities 🚲 BY WOMEN V CANCER Fancy cycling from London to Amsterdam on Women V Cancer’s 10-year anniversary European challenge? Together, we’ll hop on our saddles in central London and pedal all the way to Amsterdam for the invaluable Women V Cancer charity [….]

The long read: Meet the Rainbow Sisters

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How do you prove your sexuality? DIVA meets six womxn who have been forced to do just that BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Imagine for a moment you’re in a courtroom. It’s not the first time you’ve been here. All eyes are on you. “Are you a lesbian?” the judge asks, in a language that is not [….]

Gender free clothing: It’s a lifestyle, not a fashion statement

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“Gender Free World Clothing isn’t a trend; inclusive clothing is at the very core of our work, values and ethics” WORDS AND IMAGES BY GENDER FREE WORLD In the last few years Gucci, Guess and Zara all announced gender-neutral clothing ranges – jumping on the bandwagon? Possibly… as you don’t hear those lines being talked [….]