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 [….]

BOOKS: Review of The Unwelcome Visitor by Denise Welch

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Denise Welch candidly opens up about her ongoing battle with depression in new autobiography BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Unwelcome Visitor is the name that TV star Denise Welch gives to the episodes of clinical depression she has suffered from over the past 30 years.  In her typically candid style, Denise brings humour and honesty to [….]

BOOKS: Review of The Book Of Queer Prophets, curated by Ruth Hunt

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A fascinating collection of 24 writers on sexuality and religion BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Is it possible to believe in God and be gay? How does it feel to be excluded from a religious community because of your sexuality? Why do some people still believe being LGBTQI is a sin? That’s what you will find the [….]

SCREEN: Season’s Greetings review

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An Indian film all about the hope and happiness of queer identities BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Set in Kolkata, India, Season’s Greetings is a complex mother and daughter drama that deals with various LGBTQI issues such as Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality, in a subtle yet powerful way. It’s both poetic [….]

REVIEW: Out With Suzi Ruffell

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“It’s not just for the queer community, this is for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider” BY GRACE PRITCHARD Coronavirus has turned our day-to-day lives upside down and, at a time when many of us are feeling isolated and cut off from the world, it’s more important than ever to feel connected. Well, [….]