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, [….]

SPLINTERED comes to VAULT Festival as “a colourful celebration of queerness”

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DIVA chats to Emily Aboud, the director behind the queer Caribbean Carnival not to be missed BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU Emily Aboud is bringing SPLINTERED to Vault Festival this February! Refreshing visions of the Caribbean Carnival mixed with queerness, this is a play that laughs in the face of oppression. It’s a carnival dance party littered [….]

Kellie Maloney: “I’m more connected to the LGBTQI community than ever before”

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The boxing promoter, trans advocate and diversity speaker talks self-discovery, changing political views and LGBTQI representation in sports BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Kellie Maloney has had a whirlwind of a decade. She is one of Britain’s greatest ever boxing promoters and now she is one of our loudest voices for the transgender community.  In 2014, Kellie [….]