From Twilight to Heathen: The queering of YA fiction

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“None of this would be possible without the work done by queer artists and authors who fought so hard for this representation” BY YAIZA CANOPOLI. IMAGE WIKIPEDIA. Catherine Hardwick, the director famous for bringing the Twilight series to the big screen, has just been announced as the director of upcoming Heathen – an adaptation of [….]

On building a sense of belonging in the workplace

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“It can be a daunting and sometimes overwhelming task to decide whether we should come out to new colleagues” BY LAURA DEVANEY, CO-FOUNDER OF OPEN&OUT AT JOHNSON & JOHNSON We all know the feeling when starting a new role. No matter how confident you may be in your abilities, there’s often a small part of [….]

SPLINTERED: A new show about sexism and homophobia in the Caribbean

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Director Emily Aboud on the inspiration for her new play which comes to the Edinburgh Fringe later this month WORDS EMILY ABOUD, IMAGES MYAH JEFFERS Sex(ism) baby, let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be (due to colonial influence in the Caribbean). Hello [….]

On Pride and the rise of the Right

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“In 2019, Pride is about celebrating our identity – not to mention our very right to exist” BY KATHRYN BREITNER, LGBT+ FOR PEOPLE’S VOTE. IMAGE TOYA DELAZY AT PRIDE IN LONDON Fifty years after the Stonewall uprising, Pride festivals are the world’s most colourful, glittery and exuberant affairs. They’re so fabulous in fact, that even [….]

On LGBT STEM Day: Why visibility of LGBTQI scientists is important

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“LGBTQI people should feel like they have a safe place in science” BY DORIEKE GRIJSEELS When asked to name LGBTQI scientists, most people will know about Alan Turing, a prominent computer scientist who helped Britain win WWII – and who was prosecuted for being gay after the war ended. Some might have heard of Ben Barres, a trans [….]

REVIEW: Mama’s Boy, Dustin Lance Black ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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“Reading Dustin Lance Black’s book Mama’s Boy, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of kinship and camaraderie which, frankly, I hadn’t expected” BY LINDA RILEY. IMAGE INSTAGRAM Filmmaker Dustin Lance Black’s book is tribute to his mother – and anyone who has lost a parent cannot fail to share and remember their grief. Black’s description [….]