How the language we use to speak about LGBTQI communities is changing…

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“Queer” tops vote at Transport For London’s panel event on the ways in which language surrounding identity is shifting BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS This February, Transport For London (TfL) held their LGBT History Month event with TfL staff network group, OUTbound. Consisting of a panel opening up the “hot topic” discussion on the ways language used [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]