Chappell Roan on the rise: pop’s up-and-coming queer artist
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2d ago
The Pink Pony Club singer is becoming a megastar in the music world  BY MEGAN BONLEY, IMAGE BY ALBUM COVER Growing up in Missouri where being queer was a crime, Chappell Roan is now creating music to finally show her true self, at the age of 25. She was raised as a “Godgirl”, but at the time, looked up to the queens of pop themselves, Lady Gaga and Kesha.  Being a small-town girl, Chappell was a quiet and reserved character, who pretended to be a different person. Having to attend church three times a week, she was taught that “being gay was a sin”. But, regardless of this ..read more
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Cinder Chou on her debut feature film Artist Unknown 
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by EDITOR
3d ago
Ahead of the DIVA Film Festival, we caught up with the director of this art heist comedy BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGES BY CINDER CHOU  To celebrate Lesbian Visibility Week this year, we are holding our very first DIVA Film Festival to showcase some of the best LGBTQIA films from around the world. On 28 April, you can watch a very special screening of Cinder Chou’s debut feature film Artist Unknown.  This witty comedy follows Juniper, an insecure martial artist, who is determined to find out the origins of a painting after two thieves attempt to steal it from her. When she meets Penny, anothe ..read more
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Beloved LGBTQIA show Everything Now reportedly cancelled after one season 
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3d ago
Fans everywhere are the mourning the loss of the Netflix sensation after co-writer Dylan Brady announced it would not be getting a season two  BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGE BY NETFLIX  CW: This article will contain discussions about eating disorders.  Netflix’s beloved LGBTQIA-inclusive show Everything Now has been reportedly axed after just one series. Following the life of 16-year-old Mia (Sophie Wilde), the show explored her readjustment back home after spending time in a hospital due to anorexia.  After the show’s release in October last year, fans were quick to champion it for ..read more
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A love letter to my queer siblings
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4d ago
This National Sibling Day, one ambassador from Just Like Us talks about the power of both given and chosen family  BY CHARLY FAYE Being LGBTQIA in the current climate can be incredibly conflicting and complicated; however, it also comes with an amazing and resilient community that will stand up for one another, fight for each other’s rights, and create space for each other’s voices. On National Sibling Day, I’d like to celebrate two of my beautiful queer siblings, one given and one chosen, who have been part of that community for me. I first met Robyn (she/her) in the womb. Our introducti ..read more
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Billie Eilish announces new album Hit Me Hard And Soft 
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5d ago
Fans are going wild after this shock reveal   BY MEGAN BONLEY, IMAGE BY DREAMSTIME It’s been three years since Billie Eilish blew us away with her album Happier Than Ever. But the wait is over – she’s back! Set to be released on Friday 17 May, Hit Me Hard And Soft will consist of 10 new tracks.   The last piece of music Billie released was What Was I Made For, which was a single for the 2023 Blockbuster movie Barbie. Winning her yet another Oscar, she accepted the Best Song award, alongside her brother Finneas.  In a recent Instagram post, Billie said: “[We] truly could not ..read more
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Pink Therapy condemns UKCP’s decision to withdraw from Memorandum On Conversion “Therapy”
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5d ago
The organisation has argued that this choice will leave LGBTQIA therapists and clients feeling abandoned  BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGE BY PEXELS  The United Kingdom Council For Psychotherapy (UKCP) has declared its withdrawal as a signatory of the Memorandum Of Understanding On Conversion Therapy (MoU2) and has exited the coalition. This decision was reportedly due to their objection to MoU2’s inclusion of banning so-called conversion “therapy” against children. Pink Therapy, a directory of LGBTQIA-friendly therapists, has spoken out against this decision.  “The UKCP, alongside Pink The ..read more
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Watch some of the best LGBTQIA short films at the DIVA Film Festival 
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by EDITOR
5d ago
This Lesbian Visibility Week, champion queer stories with us at The Garden Cinema  BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGE PROVIDED On Saturday 27 April, join us to celebrate Lesbian Visibility Week by attending a very special event highlighting the best in short film at The Garden Cinema. Highlighting the broad range of LGBTQIA experiences across the world, this programme encapsulates some of the most exciting new stories in LGBTQIA filmmaking.  With films spanning the entire world, this event will take you everywhere from futuristic queer parenting scenarios to intimate recounts of real-life sto ..read more
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Did you know these 6 facts about Jasmin Savoy Brown? 
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by EDITOR
5d ago
Join us in learning more about the Yellowjackets star  BY GEORGIA SWEET, IMAGE BY DREAMSTIME  Jasmin Savoy Brown has climbed to fame over the last couple years, with her biggest debut yet in the 2023 horror Scream VI. Fans may also know her from Yellowjackets or The Leftovers. Her fun-loving attitude has garnered her a huge fan base, especially within the LGBTQIA community.  We can only see her popularity amongst the community growing, so here are a few facts you may not know about Jasmin! She started performing at the age of four  She performed in a church musical at the a ..read more
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Euphoria star Hunter Schafer: “I just want to be a girl and finally move on”
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5d ago
The queer icon has spoken about being a trans actor in the industry, and how it’s impacted the roles she taken BY MEGAN BONLEY, IMAGE BY DREAMSTIME  Known for her role in the 18-episode series Euphoria, Hunter Schafer has said that she now wants to move away from trans roles in a recent interview with GQ.  Emmy-winning HBO series Euphoria, which was released in 2019, was where Hunter commenced her acting debut. She was cast as Jules Vaughn, a trans girl who quickly becomes involved with Zendaya’s character, Rue Bennett. In her GQ cover story, Hunter spoke candidly about being a trans ..read more
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10 LGBTQIA country artists you need to listen to immediately
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by EDITOR
6d ago
For fans of Beyoncé’s country-inspired album COWBOY CARTER BY FIONA FLETCHER REID, IMAGES VIA ALBUM COVERS “This ain’t a Country album,” declared Beyoncé, ahead of the release of her now record-breaking album COWBOY CARTER.  The Grammy-award-winning artist took to social media to dispel the notion that she’d be going full country and instead, paying homage to the genre while maintaining her unique sound. She meant it when she said: “This is a “Beyoncé” album.” Following its release on 29 March, COWBOY CARTER became Spotify’s most-streamed album in a single day in 2024 so far. It also debu ..read more
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