NEWS: This year’s UK census will represent the LGBTQI community for the first time

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The 2021 census will be a “historic moment” in queer history BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK For the first time ever, the 2021 UK census will recognise LGBTQI communities by asking two new voluntary questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.  Run by the Office For National Statistics (ONS) – the UK’s largest independent [….]

New campaign launched in support of genderless menstrual leave

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The policy proposed would include one day of menstrual leave per month, for anyone who menstruates BY NADIA DAVIES, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM A new campaign has been launched which is asking the UK government to adopt a Genderless Menstrual Leave policy. The Genderless Menstrual Leave UK campaign, set up and run by queer activist Méfiré [….]

NEWS: Butch lesbians are facing “increasing harassment” in public toilets

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Eloise Stonborough has opened up about the assault she has faced as the Government launch a consultation into public toilets  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Hostility towards butch lesbians in public bathrooms has only been growing over the last few years, and this hostility goes hand in hand with the belief that transgender and gender-diverse people are [….]

SCREEN: The Cabins is our new favourite LGBTQI inclusive dating show

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The Cabins has answered our prayers and won us over after one episode! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA ITV2 After last night’s lockdown announcement, we knew that the only thing that would save us was a new reality TV show to get stuck into. There really is no higher form of reality television, but as [….]

SCREEN: DIVA Box Office screens Donut short movies

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Two brand new lesbian short dramas will air on DIVA Box Office this week BY DIVA BOX OFFICE Take Me Back and Dancing Alone, both written and directed by queer filmmaker Jane Marlow who also stars as the lead role in each film, will air on DIVA Box Office this week.  The two short films [….]

CELEB: Kristen Stewart opens up about the pressure of being an LGBTQI role model

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“I was a kid, and I felt personally affronted” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS When the news that Kristen Stewart would be starring in a queer Christmas film came, we were already mentally preparing ourself for the press that would come with it. Would K Stew open up more about her queer identity?  We can confirm, she [….]

NEWS: Queer Britain calls on the LGBTQI community and its allies to make history

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The charity aims to share an Open Letter with the UK’s first national LGBTQI+ museum to represent the community  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS In partnership with the Levi’s brand and Post Office, Queer Britain, the charity working to establish the UK’s first national LGBTQI museum, is calling on the queer community and its allies to share [….]