Five queer date ideas: summer edition ☀️

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Soak up the last of the rays with your bae and organise one of these cute date ideas with a queer twist BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY ZACKARY DRUCKER FOR THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION BY BROADLY Want to still have fun in the sun on your dates? Looking for an excuse to sensually slather suncream [….]

Carrie Brownstein: “The older I get, the more I don’t really care what other people think”

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The punk feminist icon on Sleater-Kinney, St. Vincent and seeing queer enter the mainstream BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY CHARLIE ENGMAN Since forming in 1994, Sleater-Kinney has boldly pushed boundaries and their epic, urgent new album, The Center Won’t Hold, continues to do just that. We grabbed a coffee with Carrie Brownstein to find out [….]

My motherhood journey: round one

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“I felt massively deflated. Gutted even” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE So the journey began. We had set ourselves on IUI, with it being the least intrusive compared to IVF, and we were hopeful for good results. With our biggest tiny human it took three goes and with the mid-kid it was only one. The cycle started [….]

The longread: How Gentleman Jack changed my life forever

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Self-proclaimed “Lister Sister” Rachael Biggs on validation, courage and lessons in love BY RACHAEL BIGGS, IMAGES FROM GENTLEMAN JACK, BBC It has been one month now since the last episode of Gentleman Jack was shown on the BBC. Since the finale on 7 July 2019, I have been through the most magnificent (and scary) journey. Even [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Pits

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Hit the toon with McKenzie and her family – but be prepared for what comes next  BY CARRIE LYELL Billed as “the best Geordie night out you can have (in Edinburgh)”, this outrageous new dramedy written by up and coming north-easterner Louise Barron is full of laughs – and surprises.  Step into the living room [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: The Unfortunate Bisexual

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Five stars for this reviewer’s “Fringe favourite” WORDS EMILY SHEWELL, IMAGE STEVE CROSS Rachel Wheeley and Cerys Bradley’s inimitable stand up show is both slick and quick witted as they individually address their experiences of bisexuality, the silly stereotypes, and why one Olympic swimmer will always have a place in Cerys’ heart.  Their anecdotal tales [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Her

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“It’s like a thing but not a thing” BY EMILY SHEWELL Lauren Ellis Stretch’s Her is a fresh, millennial comedy which explores tensions within familial relationships and uncovers the complexities that surround both sexual and romantic pursuits.  This kitchen may only have one breakfast laid out but it has a large serving of drama to [….]