Bang Bang Romeo’s Anastasia Walker chats coming out, Ru Paul’s Drag Race and Sofar Sounds

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“Growing up it was me, myself and I – I didn’t have any role models; I had to have that belief in myself BY EMILY EATON A “global community creating intimate gigs for artists and music lovers” Sofar Sounds is – if you haven’t already been – a bloody great way to spend an evening. It’s an [….]

6 ways to spend Valentine’s Day (when you don’t do Valentine’s Day)

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Be your own Galentine 💕 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE  Ah, Valentine’s Day. I’ve already seen three lots of people rushing around, a bunch of roses pressed protectively against their chests, each with a look of mild worry in their eyes – did they only just remember? Have they got more than one Valentine to squeeze into [….]

OPINION: Are some feminists asking the wrong question about who counts as a “lesbian”?

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BY ALEX SHARPE, KEELE UNIVERSITY Kathleen Stock, a Professor of Philosophy at Sussex University, and enfant terrible of gender critical feminism, has recently asked: “can a biological male be a lesbian?” Of course, framing the question in this way tends to suggest a particular conclusion, one Stock wants us to draw, which is that trans [….]

10 androgynous babes you should probably follow on Instagram right now

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Need some andro style inspo? Follow these lovely folk for some seriously fluid fashion 👔 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE  If, like me, you were born without the natural ability to dress yourself but aspire to achieve a look that leans towards andro/tomboy. Or, if you’re super femme one day, then masc it up the next – look no further. [….]

Coming out as a geek

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“You are not alone, sister. We are legion” BY DEBRA-JANE APPELBY As everyone knows, coming out can be an horrendously stressful time. For some it can be an anti-climax as the days, months or years of anxiety can be welcomed by close family members and trusted friends with an… “About bloody time! Now let’s get [….]

One in seven LGBT+ people avoid seeking healthcare for fear of discrimination

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New research from Stonewall exposes alarming levels of poor mental health among LGBT+ people BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE  New research from Britain’s leading charity for LGBT+ equality has exposed alarming levels of poor mental health among LGBT people when compared to the general population. Stonewall’s study also reveals a “shockingly high level of hostility and unfair treatment” faced [….]