It’s A Sin writer Russell T Davis: I wish I could have paid tribute to the lesbians

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The eagerly-anticipated series premieres Friday 22 January on Channel 4 BY CARRIE LYELL BAFTA award-winning writer Russell T Davis’ eagerly-anticipated five-part series It’s A Sin lands on Channel 4 tonight, making history as the first British drama about HIV and AIDS.  Starring Olly Alexander and supported by the likes of Stephen Fry, Neil Patrick Harris [….]

Six queer black women who are changing the game

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We’re sending a little bit of love to these BAME babes, because why the hell not? BY ANGIE NEEDHAM The black queer community is killing it at the moment. While we know there’s so much more to do in terms of representation, we wanted to take a minute to celebrate a few of our favourite black celesbians who are [….]

CELEB: Nicola Adams clarifies she identifies as a lesbian

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“I’m lesbian not bi, just saying” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Olympic boxer and Strictly Come Dancing contestant for 2020, Nicola Adams OBE has just come out as a lesbian after identifying as bisexual throughout her career.  It was just last week that Nicola hit the headlines with the news that she would be [….]

Sandi Toksvig: “I’m still a lesbian”

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National treasure Sandi Toksvig reflects on the reaction of the tabloid press to her coming out BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS In 1994, Sandi Toksvig became the first lesbian in the UK to come out while in the public eye, after hearing rumours that she was about to be outed by a tabloid. Now a national treasure, [….]

NEWS: Facebook “bans” Lesbian Visibility Week advert

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“[This] highlights why Lesbian Visibility Week is needed. None of our other Human Rights adverts have been blocked”   BY KELLY-ANNE TAYLOR Facebook has allegedly banned an advert celebrating the first Lesbian Visibility Week. The ad, promoting the newsletter of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, an independent Human Rights charity, had been guest edited by Linda [….]

10 words that mean something completely different when you’re a lesbian

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Pass me the chapstick BY TINA LEDGER, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK We basically have our own secret language… 1. Gold star What it actually means: A gold coloured star. What it means to lesbians: A woman/lesbian who has never had sex with a man.  via GIPHY 2. Lipstick What it actually means: Make-up in a variety [….]