REVIEW: Victoria Victorious! @ Brighton’s Komedia

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“Hannah Brackenbury’s ease of word play and joke set-ups capture the best of Victoria Wood’s legacy” BY KATIE HALL Performer Hannah Brackenbury has opened her UK tour of the award-winning musical tribute to Victoria Wood “Victorious” to a sold out show at Brighton’s Komedia – and it’s easy to see why. Victorious has lived up to [….]

OPINION: Why Dawn Butler is the right person to help lead the Labour Party

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“Diversity is our strength” BY LINDA RILEY Today, as deputy leadership bids for the Labour party are announced, one name, for me – and for LGBTQI equality – stands out. Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central, and someone I’m lucky enough to be able to call a friend.  One of six children, born and raised [….]

VIEWS: Queer Actually

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Roxy Bourdillon reimagines the Christmas classic BY ROXY BOURDILLON  It’s that time of year again. The streets are full of shoppers festively screaming at each other, the Amazon delivery guy is weeping on the pavement – a broken man with a broken back – and you’re settling down on the sofa with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange (it’s not Terry’s, [….]

VIEWS: How can I be visibly bisexual?

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“Online my sexuality is there for all to see – this doesn’t translate to life offline” BY RACHEL CHARLTON-DAILEY Rachel – 30, bisexual, spoonie, Doctor Who nerd. This is how easy it is for me to come out online. By including that one word in my Twitter profile everyone instantly knows my sexuality. I am [….]

SCREEN: On *that* deleted lez/bi scene from Love Actually

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“There are roughly eight straight couples in Love Actually, six of which get a happy ending – why can’t the lesbians be happy too?” BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK. IMAGE YOUTUBE. I adore Love Actually, I do. I think it’s well-written, well-acted, heartbreaking and utterly delightful. And when I recently found out that the film [….]

Empowering the individual

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“Enlightenment, discovery, empowerment and progress” at the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation’s annual conference BY SASKI SINGER, IMAGE @SASKISINGER WITH BEN COHEN MBE “Enlightenment, discovery, empowerment, progress.” These are just a few words that would describe this years Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation’s annual conference: Empowering The Individual. Followed by their prestigious awards ceremony, StandUp celebrated the [….]

Get your kicks: Women’s football is on the up

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“Diversity and inclusivity are at the forefront of women’s football” BY MEGAN EVANS. IMAGES MEG EVANS, NAZ AHMED AND HOLLY DOWNING. A record-breaking crowd of 77,768 people witnessed the England women’s football team (#TheLionesses) take on Germany at Wembley Stadium recently. Unfortunately, England suffered a 2-1 defeat as Germany just managed to sneak one over [….]