WOMEN ON TOP: “It’s all about people not having to hide, that’s really the core of it”

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Reed Smith’s Learning and Development Director, Alicia Millar, talks about why everybody needs a voice and why the focus doesn’t need to always be on bringing an “authentic self to work” BY MYGWORK Typing the phrase “authentic self” or “bring your whole self to work” into Google will yield hundreds of thousands of results, and [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Queer beauty queens

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As Miss Universe celebrates its first openly lesbian finalist, Roxy Bourdillon investigates what it’s really like being a queer beauty queen BY ROXY BOURDILLON A blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty queen is waiting to hear if she’s won. She stands onstage wearing a diamante-encrusted evening dress, immaculately applied make-up, and no shoes. A few moments earlier, Emma-Jay [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: How to be a gentlewoman

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Carrie Lyell learns how to level up her life from a woman who has BY CARRIE LYELL Lotte Jeffs is an impressive woman. I’ve watched her career flourish from afar, endlessly impressed by the writer, editor and creative director’s Insta-perfect life. She is who I want to be when I grow up. So when I [….]

NEWS: LCR Pride Foundation launch new theme for 2020

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Young At Heart will focus on the health and well-being of the LGBTQI community BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The LCR Pride Foundation has revealed its 2020/21 theme, “Young at Heart,” alongside a series of online events and initiatives to keep the Liverpool City Region’s LGBTQI community and its allies connected during the current Covid-19 pandemic.  The [….]

DIVA Awards 2020: Star-studded shortlist revealed

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The DIVA Awards 2020 will acknowledge and recognise individuals, charities and brands that support LGBTQI women BY DIVA STAFF Celebrities and campaigners who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to equality and diversity will be rewarded at the annual DIVA Awards this Lesbian Visibility Week.   One of the most hotly anticipated events in the lesbian calendar, [….]

Five queer events for Valentine’s Day 💖

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Say no to heteronormativity and celebrate Valentine’s Day in the queerest way possible 🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA RAWPIXEL With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s hard not to be sucked into everything heart-shaped and feel the need to celebrate in the conventional ways we see advertised everywhere. The day itself can be very heteronormative, [….]