BOOKS: No Modernism Without Lesbians

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Author Diana Souhami talks to Jane Czyzselska about how women who love women became a revolutionary force BY JANE CZYZSELSKA When she was growing up, Diana Souhami says there was no vocabulary for what she felt she was. Born in 1940 – “I’ll be 80 this year” she says proudly – the references to homosexuality [….]

NEWS: GLAAD Chair Pamela Stewart to give keynote for Bold Strokes Books supporting LGBTQI authors

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An online literary festival taking place this weekend, featuring your favourite Bold Strokes Books authors  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Have you already raced through your lockdown reading list? Are you looking for a weekend activity that will introduce you to a whole host of LGBTQI writers?  LGBTQI fiction publisher Bold Strokes Books is hosting a three [….]

Seven queer novels you probably should be reading

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Need some bookspiration? BY BRODIE CRELLIN, IMAGE VIA SHUTTERSTOCK Just like the selection of lez/bi films on Netflix, lesbian fiction can be a bit disappointing… Hugely underrepresented, queer female characters have the tendency to end up either dead or completely straightened out. Which means we end up returning to old classics to find some genuinely good [….]

One Of Them: “Living legend” Lord Michael Cashman talks to DIVA

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Actor, activist and politician Michael Cashman has released a memoir and it’s wonderful BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA TWITTER Lord Michael Cashman has one of the most inspiring stories, and it’s a tale that warrants being told for years to come. One of Them: From Albert Square To Parliament Square is the new memoir, written by [….]

Six LGBTQI books you should probably have on your bookshelf

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Looking for some international lez/bi literature to fill your brainbox with? BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU. IMAGE NICOLE BERRO. Searching high and low for your next LGBTQI-shaped read? Search no further, book-loving friends. These “hidden gems” of international, queer literature are guaranteed to open up new, lez/bi horizons to you. 🇨🇳 Notes Of A Crocodile by Qiu [….]