DIVA meets LGBTQI literature royalty, Jackie Kay MBE

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“If you feel misunderstood by family or society, writing is a very good weapon to have up your sleeve” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY MARY MCCARTNEY It’s fair to say that Jackie Kay MBE is as close to royalty as they come within the LGBTQI literature world. She has served as Scots Makar, the National [….]

1996: A mid-90s coming out story

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Spoken word artist Jenny Foulds captures her coming out – and the kindness of the strangers who helped her do so BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE JENNY FOULDS Scotland-born, London-based spoken word artist Jenny Foulds started writing and performing spoken word around two years ago, following a 10 year hiatus from performing. “My spoken word can [….]

Dating: Mating: Extricating

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“You were such a terrible lover, Bee” LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson You’re too aggressive Julia, In a place that I like sweet. So, although I’m very fond of you, I really must retreat. There’s only one person in your life. And that dear Doretta, is you. So although you’re gorgeous, stylish and fun, I’m [….]