London’s queer film festival is back, baby…

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BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival announce opening and closing films for 2020 festival BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/BFI FLARE LGBTIQ+ FILM FESTIVAL Hold onto your hats, film buffs – the 34th edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, the UK’s longest running queer film event, is back from the 18-29 March 2020 at BFI Southbank in [….]

Review: King Of Clubs

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DIVA heads down to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern for drag king extravaganza King Of Clubs: King Of Hearts WORDS KATIE HALL, IMAGES MARITA UPENIECE Frankie Sinatra’s drag king night Kings of Clubs has become a well-established must-attend cabaret night on the scene. Borne from inspiration at the emergence of drag king talent, Frankie has created [….]

THEATRE REVIEW: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

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“Whatever affects individuals in capitalism affects women, and whatever affects women affects queer women” BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU. IMAGES BLUE STOCKING EFFIGY. Blue Stocking Effigy, a new theatre company lead by two, queer women, bring their production of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. to The Space, London, this weekend, until 2 February 2020 (grab your tickets!) [….]

DRAG KINGS: Pecsmas is here, queer and making your yuletide very, very gay…

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“Pitch perfect performances meet searing social and political commentary in this most festive of drag treats” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES HARRY ELLETSON What a gift it was to spend the evening with the wonderful, London-based Pecs Drag Kings for their latest serving of queer cheer – the Christmas-flavoured, Pecsmas. Taking inspiration from Mean Girls to [….]

Mayor of London writes to every headteacher in London in support of inclusive education

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“Young people should be able to learn about healthy relationships of all kinds, and that includes LGBTQ+ relationships” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. PHOTO: SADIQ KHAN IN 2019 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is writing to every headteacher in London to give his full support to LGBTQI-inclusive relationships education in the capital’s schools. Reiterating his backing [….]

The Arches: East London’s newest queer friendly day-to-night venue

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If you’re looking for a place to work hard and play hard, then look no further… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Arches is a brand new bar based in Bethnal Green, London. It’s tucked away under six Victorian railway arches which means there’s loads of space to accommodate the electric atmosphere and crazy cool interior.  The [….]

A Pride message from the Mayor of London to the lesbian and bisexual community

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“This Pride, I want to pay tribute to the lesbian and bi Londoners who, for too much of history have been demonized, fetishized or erased” BY MAYOR OF LONDON. IMAGE SADIQ KHAN, #BIPRIDE During Pride month, when up to a million Londoners flood the streets and shop windows are filled with rainbow flags, it’s easy [….]