Gardenia – 10 Years Later: Review

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“Ageing” and “queer” rarely appear in the same sentence without pejorative overtones BY SOPHIE ROBBINS, IMAGE BY LUK MONSAERT Age is just a number, say the sort of people who use quotes when they can’t be bothered to think (which is generally). And for the subset of such people belonging to LGBTQI cultures, age isn’t [….]

Louisa Roach: “I will not behave myself”

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The front woman of She Drew The Gun talks feminism, queer love and being yourself BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY ROB BLACKHAM What does music mean to you? For Louisa Roach, front woman of the alternative band She Drew The Gun, music has been an integral part of her life and connection to other people. [….]

10 Fabulous queer books by authors of colour

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Whether you’re looking for escapism, to feel seen or to learn about experiences outside of your own, there’s something for everyone on this list BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY THOUGHT CATALOG I spent most of my life as a bookworm never reading books by authors or featuring characters who look or love like me. Little [….]

#CorporateQueer opens in London, platforming the stories of LGBTQIA+ professionals

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The path towards equality in the workplace remains long and winding, and #CorporateQueer aims to spotlight LGBTQIA+ issues. BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY FIONA FREUND, #CORPORATEQUEER. In need of some weekend culture? Have a gander at #CorporateQueer, a brand new photography exhibition highlighting the stories of LGBTQIA+ professionals. Curated by Jennie Ricketts, former picture editor [….]

These are the lesbian, bi and queer authors on the 2021 Polari Prize shortlists

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Meet the women in the running for the the Polari Prize and the Polari First Book Prize BY DIVA STAFF Diana Souhami, Caroline Bird, Rosie Garland, Golnoosh Nour and Andreena Leeanne are among the names in the running for the 2021 Polari Prizes, the UK’s only literary awards for LGBTQIA+ literature. This year’s shortlists, announced [….]

Tanya Byrne, author of the lesbian YA romance of the summer, on how she ended up writing books

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“The next time someone asks me how I ended up writing books, this is what I’m going to tell them: I write the books I wish 17-year-old me had found after that episode of Brookside” WORDS TANYA BYRNE, IMAGE MAYA ZIYU People often ask me how I ended up writing books. The truth is, I [….]