VIEWS: Why I’m speaking at the LGBTQI rally in London this weekend

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“We cannot let Brexit turn back time on our rights, and we have just hours until a decision is made (or not) on our futures” BY ROSIE MCKENNA. IMAGE ROSEMARY KETCHUM VIA PEXELS Much has been said, in particular in recent months since the landscape has become clearer, about how Brexit will impact the most [….]

THEATRE: Ruth McCarthy on drag, cabaret and political satire in Abomination: A DUP Opera

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“If all opera addressed real contemporary experiences in exciting, dramatic and funny ways, it would sell out faster than a Lizzo concert” BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK On 8 November 2019, the Belfast Ensemble opens Belfast’s Outburst Queer Arts Festival with Abomination: A DUP Opera, composed by Conor Mitchell. The show fuses opera performance with [….]

OPINION: You can’t pink wash this

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The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots saw worrying attempts to repress anti-colonial queers during Pride BY DR MELANIE RICHTER-MONTPETIT. IMAGE MAGDA STEVANENCO. Berlin’s permissive attitude to drugs and public sex ranks the city on top of those looking for “authentic” queer experiences.  And yet, as Pride events across the globe celebrated the 50th anniversary [….]

Former Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt granted peerage

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“Ruth’s 14 years at the charity has been marked by extraordinary progress in our mission to build acceptance for LGBT people” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE ANDY TYLER. The former chief executive of leading LGBTQI charity Stonewall, Ruth Hunt, has been granted a peerage in the latest Resignations Peerages list alongside 19 others. The Prime Minister’s [….]

NEWS: Is Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson about to quit?

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Tory sources say announcement is “imminent” BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE WIKICOMMONS Ruth Davidson could be about to quit as leader of the Scottish Conservative party because of “irreconcilable differences with Boris Johnson over Brexit and the pressures of motherhood” according to reports by The Guardian newspaper today. Davidson, who has been Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party since 2011, [….]

What could Brexit mean for LGBTQI communities?

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Nicole Garcia Merida visits Parliament to find out more about the LGBT Brexit Impact Assessment BY NICOLE GARCIA MERIDA Launched in Parliament at the beginning of March 2019 by Gay Star News and LGBT+ For A People’s Vote, the LGBT+ Brexit Impact Assessment explores how Brexit might impact LGBTQI communities here in the UK. I [….]