BETTY Girlband: The Podcast

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Think you know a little about The L Word’s favourite house band, BETTY? You don’t (not yet…) The L Word royalty and New York City-based, lez/bi-fronted band BETTY has been together through thick and thin for over 30 years. Made up of sisters, Amy and Elizabeth Ziff, and their best friend Alyson Palmer, BETTY Girlband: [….]

THEATRE: The Amber Trap

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Telling stories that reflect the queer, female, experience on stage BY LUCY KNIGHT “In a male-dominated culture, there’s this kind of fetishisation of lesbian stories which really bothers me.”  Playwright Tabitha Mortiboy was inspired to write her third full-length play, The Amber Trap, partially due to the lack of representation she sees of female same-sex [….]

REVIEW: Rotterdam

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“A gloriously and unapologetically queer production” BY LUCY KNIGHT. IMAGE HELEN MAYBANKS. “You want to become a man?” “No Alice, I just want to stop trying to be a woman.” Such a poignant portrayal of gender dysphoria is a rarity on stage. It is easy to tell why the original 2015 production of Rotterdam attracted [….]

Introducing the queer codebreakers

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“Digital archives are helping LGBTQI communities to take ownership of their stories” BY SHARON WEBB Across the country, individuals and communities (most of whom are volunteers) are collecting, digitising and making available digital objects that capture moments of LGBTQI history – as well as moments of personal histories and herstories. Projects like Queer In Brighton capture [….]

Could you help the world’s first Vagina Museum become a reality?

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“With a Vagina Museum, all people can learn that there is nothing shameful or offensive about vaginas and vulvas” BY ANEZKA TUREK. PHOTOS NICOLE RIXON. In November, Camden Market is set to open its doors to a brand-new phenomenon – The Vagina Museum – the first and only charity in the UK with “vagina” in [….]

Sex Sex Men Men: Exploring sex and masculinity in this queer, theatrical gem

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If you make it to one event in London this week, make sure it’s Pecs Drag Kings’ Sex Sex Men Men – it’s divine BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE What happens when you mix deliciously handsome drag kings, a sensationally sexy soundtrack and the hilariously intelligent unpacking of masculinity – with an added dollop of extra thick respect? [….]

Girl Talk: DIVA meet the fierce femmes behind Sour Peach Films

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“In the future, we want to see more queer cinema. Not just LGBT+ but queer filmmaking as a celebrated form and style” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS US-based filmmakers Erica Rose and Chelsea Moore are the two women behind brilliant lez/bi short, Girl Talk. The film, starring Hannah Hodson, Kea Trevett, Alia Guidry, Erica Pappas and Diane [….]