OPINION: Why Dawn Butler is the right person to help lead the Labour Party

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“Diversity is our strength” BY LINDA RILEY Today, as deputy leadership bids for the Labour party are announced, one name, for me – and for LGBTQI equality – stands out. Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central, and someone I’m lucky enough to be able to call a friend.  One of six children, born and raised [….]

VIEWS: How can I be visibly bisexual?

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“Online my sexuality is there for all to see – this doesn’t translate to life offline” BY RACHEL CHARLTON-DAILEY Rachel – 30, bisexual, spoonie, Doctor Who nerd. This is how easy it is for me to come out online. By including that one word in my Twitter profile everyone instantly knows my sexuality. I am [….]

OPINION: How I learned to own my bisexuality

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“It’s hard to see yourself as real when the rest of the world tells you you’re not” WORDS BY JESSICA BONNIE, IMAGE BY SAMANTHA GARROTE FOR PEXELS It took me 27 years to realise my “radical self-acceptance” was hinged on performing my bisexuality for the approval of other people. “YOLO” was my identity in my [….]

Real life: Growing up gay in an all-girls school

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School was not a safe space to be gay, remembers Molly Smith BY MOLLY SMITH Being gay in an all-girls school was the kind of challenge that I wish I could have avoided. Soon after I started at secondary the excitement of being at a new school began to evaporate and the crippling realisation that [….]

OPINION: “The UK is failing LGBQTI asylum seekers”

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Alexandra Jarvis on how the UK is letting down queer asylum seekers – especially those who are trans – and what to expect post-Brexit BY ALEXANDRA JARVIS The progress of LGBTQI rights since 1969, the year of the Stonewall uprisings, is remarkable.  Pride events across the world shine as a beacon of light for protest [….]

OPINION: “They say never get a tattoo of your partner’s name, but what about a tattoo FROM your partner?”

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“Some couples find intimacy in less permanent acts like picnic dates or cinema trips. Loulou and I went to more drastic extremes” WORDS BY ANEZKA TUREK, IMAGE FROM PIXABAY A golden rule in the world of body art: never get a tattoo that you might just regret a few years down the line. Do tattoos [….]