Devon locals fight to leave the love story of trailblazing lesbian pirates in the past

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Locals have expressed concerns over the new placement of Anne Bonny and Mary Read’s statue  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY DEBBIE BRAGG Last November saw the unveiling of an eye-catching statue honouring two of history’s forgotten progressive pirates – Anne Bonny and Mary Read. The two renowned pirates became lovers in the 17th century as [….]

WATCH: Your first look at the smoking hot trailer for Rebel Dykes

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A documentary about the Rebel Dykes, made by the Rebel Dykes themselves BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS What better way to celebrate LGBT History Month than by checking out the first trailer for an exciting new documentary which tells the story of London’s Rebel Dykes, a group of women who shaped queer culture as we know it today?  [….]

EVENTS: Queer The Pier comes to Brighton

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A bisexual’s guide to queer history through the lens of Queer The Pier in an exclusive look into the brand new pier-themed queer exhibition at Brighton Museum BY ZOE SMITH As a community curator for Brighton Museum’s new exhibition Queer The Pier, it has been incredible to be able to see the LGBTQI history that [….]

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 [….]

Introducing the queer codebreakers

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“Digital archives are helping LGBTQI communities to take ownership of their stories” BY SHARON WEBB Across the country, individuals and communities (most of whom are volunteers) are collecting, digitising and making available digital objects that capture moments of LGBTQI history – as well as moments of personal histories and herstories. Projects like Queer In Brighton capture [….]

Remember me… it’s time to swot up on your lez/bi herstory

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To celebrate our 25th birthday, we’re paying homage to the magnificent queer women who paved the rainbow path before us PHOTO BY LINDA BLACKER Step back in time to London’s legendary Gateways nightclub where butches and femmes reigned supreme. Meet the politically – not to mention sexually – charged Rebel Dykes of the 70s and [….]