NEWS: LCR Pride Foundation launch new theme for 2020

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Young At Heart will focus on the health and well-being of the LGBTQI community BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The LCR Pride Foundation has revealed its 2020/21 theme, “Young at Heart,” alongside a series of online events and initiatives to keep the Liverpool City Region’s LGBTQI community and its allies connected during the current Covid-19 pandemic.  The [….]

NEWS: Celebrity a cappella group sing for care workers

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Huge names such as Sam Bailey and Divina de Campo have joined forces in aid of The Care Workers’ Charity BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Ever wanted to see a bunch of your favourite celebs singing a cappella versions of some gay anthems? Today is your lucky day. An a cappella army of celebrities and entertainment personalities [….]

Mermaids DigiFest to become UK’s biggest, live-streaming LGBTQI+ festival

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Clear 4 April 2020 in your diaries and support trans children and families at DigiFest! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, charities are seeing a sudden hit and are facing considerable challenges. Many have seen a reduction in individual donations and have been forced to cancel any events planned in order to keep [….]

OPINION: Exhausted by hate but committed to equality

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Editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell writes from the heart on the formation of an organisation who have removed the T from LGB BY CARRIE LYELL I’ve been stuck in a kind of creative paralysis these last seven days. It’s a bit like writer’s block, but worse. Try as I might, I just can’t find the words to [….]

Ask For Clive: Everyone is welcome here

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The inclusivity campaign changing British pub culture from the inside out BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK On 19 September, Ask For Clive hosted a screening of Ashley Joiner’s Pride documentary Are You Proud? at the Odyssey Cinema in St Albans. Initiated by Hertfordshire Police, Ask For Clive is a campaign founded by Danny Clare and [….]

OPINION: On femme hostility amongst queer women

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“Many feminine queer women consciously avoid queer communities for fear of being rejected” BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK “Straight-passing is mainly considered a privilege, and although it facilitates a smooth daily life, it suspends femmes to suspicion and hostility from their own community. In 2018, Hannah Gadsby started the mainstream discussion about hostility towards queer [….]

Streets of Leeds lined with support for trans lesbians

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Event created to protest “lesbian erasure” instead met with overwhelming support for trans members of the community BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES LEARNEST. An event held in Leeds on Saturday 7 September and described as a “lesbian-only Pride march”, was instead met by members of the wider community coming together to support their trans lez/bi sisters [….]