10 Fabulous queer books by authors of colour

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Whether you’re looking for escapism, to feel seen or to learn about experiences outside of your own, there’s something for everyone on this list BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY THOUGHT CATALOG I spent most of my life as a bookworm never reading books by authors or featuring characters who look or love like me. Little [….]

Four queer books getting me through lockdown

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Michele Theil shares her lockdown reading recommendations   BY MICHELE THEIL Lockdown has been hard on all of us, but LGBTQI+ people especially have struggled without the support of their queer community and chosen family, and even more so if they live in unsafe or homophobic environments forcing them to stay closeted.  While some have [….]

BOOKS: Eye To Eye: Portraits of Lesbians is available now for pre-order

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The first openly lesbian photography book is set for reissue with contributions from Tee Corinne, Lola Flash and Lori Lindsey  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES BY JOAN E. BIREN One of the most revolutionary and ground-breaking books of our time, Eye To Eye: Portraits Of Lesbians by JEB (Joan E. Biren) is set for re-issue next [….]

OPINION: “Feminism is about integration not segregation”

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An extract from This Is Why I Resist by Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu BY DR SHOLA MOS-SHOGBAMIMU Published in January, This Is Why I Resist is an urgent and timely anti-racist call to action by activist, lawyer, political commentator and Women in Leadership publication founder, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu.  Described as a “response to ongoing conversations which deny and [….]

Roz Kaveney: “LGBTQI voices are important and culture loses so much if we are suppressed”

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Poet Roz Kaveney tells DIVA about being involved in a new inclusive anthology and writing a love poem to her trans body BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY KEITH BARNES Pulling together queer voices that have spanned the ages, award-winning writer Frank Wynne’s latest work, Queer, represents all queer identities. Bursting at the seams with inclusivity [….]

REVIEW: The Inverts by Crystal Jeans

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“I wanted to know every aspect of Bart and Bettina Dawes’s lives up until the present day, especially the scandalous parts” BY SARAH WINGROVE Bart likes men and Bettina likes women. With the societal expectations of the 1920s weighing down on them, the two childhood friends decide to get engaged, hiding and protecting their true [….]

The Coast Is Queer: Brighton’s LGBTQI literary festival is back 🌈

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Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQI literature festival goes online for 2021 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE OF JUNO DAWSON BY JACK LATHAM The Coast Is Queer, Brighton & Hove’s festival celebrating LGBTQI literature returns in digital form from 5-7 February 2021. Now in its second year, the programme of events brings together writers, performers, academics, activists and [….]