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 [….]

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 [….]

How to be social with your partner’s ex

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LGBT self-help coach Gina Battye shares her wisdom BY GINA BATTYE  Is your partner’s friendship with an ex creating tension in your relationship? When you voice your concerns over the closeness of their friendship, your partner insists there is nothing to worry about. And you know that, deep down. The reality is, they were in [….]

Queers for your ears 🎧

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6 little known queer and women-fronted podcasts you should probably be listening to BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE  Looking for somethin’ a little bit queer to keep you entertained on your commute? Get these emerging, indie, and lovely little podcasts in your ears! 🎧 CONVERSATIONS FROM OUR DAYS Conversations From Our Days hosts conversations for everyone. This self-identified, fortnightly exploration of identity is about documenting [….]

Introducing: The Wild Hare barber shop and salon

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Hayley Kemm and Georgie Wynes-Devlin bring their scissoring skills to south London BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE  Hayley Kemm and Georgie Wynes-Devlin are the duo behind The Wild Hare barber shop and salon, which opened in July 2018. With over 25 years cutting hair between them, the lovely pair are “bringing their scissoring skills” and a little [….]