Gentleman Jack themed winter wonderland at Shibden Hall

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Love Gentleman Jack? Love festive fun? This one’s for you… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Grab your gal and some mistletoe and get yourself to Halifax this winter! To mark the last few weeks of Shibden Hall’s most successful season yet, the venue will be holding its very own magical Winter Craft Fair right where the legendary [….]

Jack the lass: Thanking Helena Whitbread

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“Before Sally Wainwright, Helena Whitbread spent some 35 years painstakingly transcribing the diaries of Anne Lister” BY CLARA BARLEY, IMAGE HELENA WHITBREAD AND CLARA BARLEY. Halifax has seen a host of events this year about the now infamous Anne Lister, aka Gentleman Jack. But before Sally Wainwright catapulted her onto TV screens on both sides [….]

The perfect fit: Bespoke tailoring for queer women

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A tailoring company that understands the importance of finding a suit that fits your body BY GOODRICH BESPOKE Suits and women. Women and suits. Suits on women. Even women on suits (I’m talking about you, Meghan Markle) …are having their moment.  I mean did you see that thing Zendaya did at the Harper’s Bazaar Party? We know [….]

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 [….]

Sophie Rundle on the huge impact Gentleman Jack’s lesbian relationship had on viewers

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The queer romance stole all our hearts, but how did Suranne Jones’ co-star react to the huge response? BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Gentleman Jack has had a huge impact on the lez/bi community over the past few months. The response to the show was overwhelming, with six million viewers tuning in and series two was quickly [….]

Journalist Lyra McKee remembered at the DIVA Awards 2019

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Sandi Toksvig, Killing Eve and Ruth Hunt honoured at an emotional ceremony in London BY DIVA STAFF Journalist Lyra McKee was honoured at the DIVA Awards 2019, where her partner delivered an emotional speech encouraging us all to #BeMoreLyra.  Announcing a bursary in Lyra’s name to help LGBTQI women get into the media, Sara Canning [….]

Here’s what Suranne Jones really thinks about straight actors playing LGBTQI+ characters

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The Gentleman Jack star speaks exclusively to DIVA Box Office about her role as Anne Lister WORDS: ROXY BOURDILLON, PHOTOS: BBC/LOOKOUT POINT/MATT SQUIRE There’s a lot of discussion right now about straight actors playing LGBTQI+ characters. The matter of representation is undoubtedly an important one, especially for us as queer people, who have often been [….]