7 October 2019

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“So what is it with this LBTG… uhm, I mean LGBT…is it an I…? or is it GLBTQ? Dammit, what is it?!” It seems everyone has a different way of stringing together the letters that make up the LGBTQ+ acronym and it usually ends in a question mark, as no-one seems exactly sure which version […]

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30 July 2018

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6 LGBTQI+ young adult books everyone should read

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For many young people just becoming aware of their sexuality, being exposed to stories that feel like their own can be a comfort and a refuge at the same time. In this regard, books that focus on young adult readers can prove invaluable but, of course, that doesn’t mean that older adults aren’t allowed to […]

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17 July 2018

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LGBT emojis: A picture paints a thousand words

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The meteoric rise of the emoji in the past few years has been astounding, to say the least. What started as a humble list of 176 pictorial representations of emotions, designed by the Japanese artist Shigetaka Kurita for mobile phones and pagers in 1999 (this collection now forms a part of the Museum of Modern […]

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7 July 2018

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5 iconic LGBTQ+ kisses that made television history

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Whether it’s the initial awkward, fumbling kind, or the kind that is like the first bit of kindling that ignites a wildfire, or the kind that makes you feel like you’re home, kisses are a downright delight to the senses. If you’re a seasoned smoocher, you’ll be glad to hear that kissing also holds definite […]

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27 June 2018

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Commemorating Stonewall, the birthplace of Pride

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June has become known as Pride month, and every June, numerous Pride marches and parades are held in many countries around the world. As June draws to a close, we also commemorate the Stonewall demonstrations that took place in the early hours of 28 June 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York […]

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This is a picture of the Boston Gay Mens Chorus on stage, with their arms stretched out above them. There are rainbow coloured lights on the stage.

19 June 2018

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Is there any point to having LGBTQ+ media?

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In recent months, an influential LGBTQ+ leader has seemingly been conducting a campaign against some of the South African LGBTQ+ media. Using the hashtag #notmymedia, attacks have specifically been launched against GaySA Radio, the new LGBTQ+ media kid on the block, as well as against the well established and respected These attacks have been [...] Read More