THEATRE: Celebrated Virgins, a story of the Ladies of Llangollen

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Are you ready to meet Anne Lister’s contemporaries on the stage? BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY THEATR CLWYD “It’s a reimagining, not a reenactment, and we are very much telling this from a 2022 lens,” says Katie Elin-Salt, writer of a play about the Ladies of Llangollen called Celebrated Virgins. Katie’s co-creator, Eleri B Jones, [….]

MUNA performed a sold-out show at The Garage and it was nothing short of electric

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Sad gays, gather yourselves! Delivering queer euphoria at its finest, MUNA’s self-titled third album arrives on 24 June BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY ELEANOR NOYCE Searching for a sapphic-soaked band to soundtrack your summer? Together, US-based Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson and Josette Maskin are MUNA, and they’re the Western-inspired, cowboy-esque alt pop group you never [….]

THEATRE: Ladyfriends is the story of a sapphic suffragette power couple

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Are you ready for this “anti lesbian period drama”? BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY CLODAGH CHAPMAN “Can lesbians coexist with WiFi?” is one of the central questions demanding to be asked about much of queer popular culture. No one is complaining about watching Suranne Jones striding around Yorkshire in her top hat in Gentleman Jack, [….]

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 [….]

Six sapphic romance novels you should add to your summer reading list right now

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Whether you’re (finally) going on holiday or just relaxing in your back garden, these reads are perfect for a sunny afternoon BY POLLY ANGELOVA As the famous Grease song goes, summer lovin’ does happen so fast, especially if you’re the main character in a romance novel. What’s more exciting, however, is that the past couple [….]

MUSIC: Taylor Swift drops a seriously sapphic song on new album

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A particular track on Folklore has got our gaydars on high alert BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Happy Taylor Swift day everyone! After having absolutely no time to prepare ourselves emotionally, Tay only went and dropped her latest album, Folklore, this morning. There’s no denying Taylor may have single-handedly saved 2020.  Folklore has received [….]