VIEWS: My lifelong search for queer female friends

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“Growing up as a religious woman of colour, I felt like there was no-one that I could confide in” BY ALEXANDRA D’SA  I had friends, I promise. I wasn’t a recluse. I went to house parties and duly made my way through those alcopops that stained your mouth blue, shared a couple of large pizzas at [….]

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 [….]

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, [….]