Your second year (and very queer) agony aunt

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Lily Sheldon offers advice to first years starting uni BY LILY SHELDON, IMAGE BY ZEN CHUNG So after a year of being told to “drink up fresher” and a summer of being the first year, it’s finally time for me to accept my new and updated title as the wise second year. In first year, [….]

5 myths that need dispelling about being bisexual in 2021

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Let’s tear them down BY ELLA DEVEREUX, IMAGE BY SHVETS PRODUCTION Bisexuality is not one size fits all, and that diversity should be celebrated. As it is Bisexual Awareness week, we wanted to tackle some of the myths about bisexual people which, unfortunately, still seem to be circulating in 2021. Let’s tear them down. “Bisexual [….]

OPINION: I love music festivals, but where are all the queer artists?

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“Girl in Red’s set made it clear how important that representation is, and there’s no reason why we can’t have more of it” BY CAITLIN CHATTERTON Want to know if somebody likes women? Just ask them if they listen to Girl in Red. Or, you could have rocked up to Reading’s Festival Republic tent on [….]

Tanya Byrne, author of the lesbian YA romance of the summer, on how she ended up writing books

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“The next time someone asks me how I ended up writing books, this is what I’m going to tell them: I write the books I wish 17-year-old me had found after that episode of Brookside” WORDS TANYA BYRNE, IMAGE MAYA ZIYU People often ask me how I ended up writing books. The truth is, I [….]

I’ve never been to Pride – does that make me less gay?

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Attending your first Pride is an important rite of passage which Covid has postponed for Ella Deregowska BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA The pandemic has taken away a lot of what we love most. For me, the postponement of Pride parades and closure of gay bars and clubs definitely hit the hardest. And what’s worst is that [….]