The Haunted Bouncy Castle, A Queer Art Shop Building A Spooky Safe Space: Q and A With Creators Jinx And Jonas

If you weren’t already aware that June 1st marked the start of Pride Month, you would most likely have been reminded by the slew of big-name companies changing their social media icons to rainbow-tinted versions of their logos at the stroke of midnight. While it’s nice to see Pride acknowledged in the mainstream at thisContinue reading “The Haunted Bouncy Castle, A Queer Art Shop Building A Spooky Safe Space: Q and A With Creators Jinx And Jonas”

Raze Collective, The Charity Protecting Queer Performance Spaces

Happy Pride! June is a big month for our community, marking the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising – a turning point for the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, and testimony to the importance of queer venues where we are free and safe to be ourselves. But behind the rainbow-tinted wave of support that comes withContinue reading “Raze Collective, The Charity Protecting Queer Performance Spaces”

The LGBTQ+ Art Exhibition Showcasing The Joy Of Queer Lives: Q and A With Organiser Ash Green

What better time to be inspired by the work of our fellow LGBTQ+ community than during Pride Month? If you’re seeking your latest queer art fix, you need look no further – there’s a new exhibition heading your way. The LGBTQ+ Positive Voices exhibition launches online this month, celebrating the positive experiences, lives and perspectivesContinue reading “The LGBTQ+ Art Exhibition Showcasing The Joy Of Queer Lives: Q and A With Organiser Ash Green”

Queer Film Exhibition CineQ On Prioritising QTIPOC Perspectives – And How On-Screen Stories Can Change Our Perceptions

Film and arts festivals may have taken a different shape over the past year, with Zoom being the new venue of choice, but their impact on the communities they cater to remains undeniable. Festivals that showcase queer work can help their audiences find a sense of belonging and pride, by giving them the opportunity toContinue reading “Queer Film Exhibition CineQ On Prioritising QTIPOC Perspectives – And How On-Screen Stories Can Change Our Perceptions”

Bookshop Queer Lit On Making Space For LGBTQ+ Literature

What’s your favourite queer book? The book lovers among us will know what it’s like to see ourselves in what we read; a lot of us may even remember the first time we found a character in a book who shared our identity, and how that validation felt. However, with the mainstream still dominated byContinue reading “Bookshop Queer Lit On Making Space For LGBTQ+ Literature”

FEATURE: Drag Queen Aaron Carty On Creating “The Beyoncé Experience”, Performing Worldwide, And Being Unapologetically You

Drag has long been a huge part of LGBTQ+ culture – from its origins on the stage, to the drag balls that established it as a queer art form, before finding its way into pop culture. Today – thanks in no small part to RuPaul’s Drag Race – drag has its heels planted firmly inContinue reading “FEATURE: Drag Queen Aaron Carty On Creating “The Beyoncé Experience”, Performing Worldwide, And Being Unapologetically You”

Sappho Events On Why We Need Queer Social Spaces

The past year has been an isolating experience for us all – and particularly for LGBTQ+ people, lockdown has meant the connections with our communities and chosen families – that were vital for so many of us – have been severed. But perhaps one good thing about being stuck inside all these months is thatContinue reading “Sappho Events On Why We Need Queer Social Spaces”

“It’s Changed My Life”: The Pink Singers On Performance And Community As An LGBTQ+ Choir

The Pink Singers are Europe’s oldest LGBT+ choir. Formed in 1983 for London’s Pride march, at a time when the age of consent was still unequal and the first case of AIDS in the UK had been diagnosed only two years before, over the decades the choir has grown into a group of over 90Continue reading ““It’s Changed My Life”: The Pink Singers On Performance And Community As An LGBTQ+ Choir”

“Your Queerness Is Your Superpower”: Polari Creative On Making Space To Tell Queer Stories In Film

When was the last time you saw an LGBTQ+ character on the big screen? GLAAD’s Studio Responsibility Index, which looks at the number of LGBTQ+ characters in the movies released by the eight biggest film studios every year, paints a picture of where we’re at with queer representation. Take 2020, where 18.6% of films releasedContinue reading ““Your Queerness Is Your Superpower”: Polari Creative On Making Space To Tell Queer Stories In Film”

Interview: Playwright Tamsin Rees On… Subtext, Angry Women, And The Infinite Potential Of Plays

Tamsin Rees is a playwright and artist. She is currently an Associate Artist at Newcastle’s Live Theatre, and was a member of the first Royal Court Writers Group North. The stories told through her work are rooted in the North East and explore sexuality, class and power. We spoke to Tamsin about people-watching, writing charactersContinue reading “Interview: Playwright Tamsin Rees On… Subtext, Angry Women, And The Infinite Potential Of Plays”