Diversifying Decks Across the World

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In light of International Women’s Day, music editor Meg Firth chronicles the DJ collectives across the world that are bringing women to the forefront of the scene. It’s no secret that dance music is still largely dominated by men. Take one look at most line-ups and it’s clear to see … Read More

‘B’ Stands for Bisexual

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As part of our LGTBQ+ series, Emma Hooker discusses the lack of positive bisexual representation and how this can lead to people struggling to find acceptance of their sexuality. It’s 2018 and LGBTQ+ History Month is upon us once again. There is so much history worth celebrating within our community, … Read More

Hollywood’s Binary Sexuality Problem

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In an industry where LGBTQ+ characters have historically been treated as tropes, plot devices and stereotypes, it seems as though an effort has been made to change the way LGBTQ+ characters are presented on our screens. In recent years particularly, with television programmes such as Orange is the New Black … Read More

Going out with a bang: Bailey’s final Burberry show

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Burberry’s A/W 2018 London Fashion Week show featured a myriad of colour and print on the runway. From graffiti printed fleece hoodies, to rainbow puffer jackets and of course the classic Burberry check, the collection is bursting with fun statement pieces. Christopher Bailey, the President and Chief Creative Officer at … Read More

Voices of the Silenced banned by Vue for claiming to “cure” homosexuality

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A cinema in London’s West End faced an outcry of angry protestors after it cancelled a film that claimed to “cure” homosexuality. When Christian group, Core Issues Trust, hired a screen at Vue Piccadilly to showcase their film: The Voices of the Silenced, they were unaware that they would soon … Read More

“The Master-Mistress of my Passion: Shakespeare’s Work Through an LGBTQ+ Lens

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Anaya Sriram examines to what extent Shakespeare represents LGBTQ+ characters within his plays. If you ask anyone to name an iconic straight love story, the first one that springs to mind is usually Romeo and Juliet. Last week saw Valentines’ Day and as a result the same, overused quotes on … Read More

Piercing the Canon: LGBTQ+ Representation in Literature

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As Miss Puddleton advises Stephen in The Well of Loneliness, ‘books are good friends’. Here are some classics to add to your book shelf. The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall Stephen Gordon always had an inkling that something was different about her. The Well of Loneliness follows her venture … Read More

The narrative of LGBT+ abuse needs to change in Hollywood

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Hollywood hasn’t always been this way. Ironically one could argue that the early days of cinema was far better for presentation than what we get nowadays. While admittedly these gay characters were often played with high levels of camp (and why the terms ‘pansy’ and ‘sissy’ became associated with male … Read More

‘A show for everyone’: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is based on the true story of Jamie Campbell whose dream of being a drag queen at 16 led to him attending his high school prom in drag. The musical is based on the BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 and although many parts of … Read More

Fashion in support of LGBT History Month

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Fashion can stand for way more than just setting trends, especially with regards to such important topics as the LGBTQ+ one. The clothes we wear can have a massive impact and can be used as a peaceful weapon in fights like this one. By choosing what you are wearing, you … Read More