The lipstick life 5: “You’re not gay”

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Welcome to femme invisibility. BY ROSIE MUSSEN, IMAGE BY KEVIN KOZICKI The lighting is dim and the wine is flowing. A candle flickers in between us and I feel a rush of anticipation as my leg brushes Pearl’s underneath the table. We gaze at each other, full of desire. A voice says, “You have beautiful eyes”. It [….]

The lipstick life 4: The perils of kissing

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At the end of every passionate embrace I wonder, “Have I ruined my lipstick?” BY ROSIE MUSSEN, IMAGE VIA BROADLY, THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION This wouldn’t be a very good column about the trials and tribulations of being a lipstick lesbian if I didn’t mention the rather obvious problem of actual lipstick. My first kiss [….]

The lipstick life

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Introducing Rosie Mussen, femme extraordinaire. BY ROSIE MUSSEN If you whack “define: lipstick lesbian” into Google you will be informed that a lipstick lesbian is “a lesbian who favours a glamorous, traditionally feminine lifestyle”. I have always felt that I’ve fallen quite comfortably into this category of femme lesbian.  I roamed the earth for a [….]

HOTTER: Not a show about vaginas

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Celebrate the “very broad church of womxnhood” with Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, creators of a show definitely not about vaginas IMAGE HOLLY REVELL Hello, we’re Mary and Ell. We’re best friends, ex-girlfriends, and the creators of HOTTER, our sweaty two-woman show now approaching its third birthday. We’ve talked and written so much about HOTTER [….]

OPINION: Star Wars made me gay

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“Introducing Star Wars Episode IX – the queer awakening” BY RACHEL BADHAM. IMAGE STARWARS.COM With eight feature films, spinoffs, side stories and animations, Star Wars is without doubt one of the most successful movie franchises of all time. However, there’s one chapter that has yet to be released to the world, until now: Star Wars [….]

Introducing your new fave: Secret Dinosaur Cult

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Comedians Sofie Hagen and Jodie Mitchell on their brilliant new podcast BY ROXY BOURDILLON  If you’re yearning for something quintessentially queer and all kinds of awesome to fill your earholes on your commute/in the tub/to drown out the deafening sound of the patriarchy, this one’s for you! Professionally hilarious stand-ups Sofie Hagen and Jodie Mitchell co-host the new and [….]