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Getroude lesbiese paartjie begin diskriminasie-aksie teen NHS

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'n Getroude lesbiese egpaar loods 'n landmerk-regstoetssaak teen 'n tak van NHS Engeland se vrugbaarheidsektor, beweer dat dit teen LGBT+-gesinne diskrimineer. Beïnvloeders Megan Bacon-Evans, 34, en haar vrou W...

‘Sex workers, reggae girls, squatters, all the ones who didn’t fit in’: how Rebel Dykes reveals a secret lesbian history

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“Rebel dykes” is a new term for an old mood. It was coined retrospectively to describe a sprawling group of acquaintances who partied and protested their way through London in the 1980s. And it is now the title of a r...

'N Oomblik wat my verander het: The haircut that liberated me as a butch lesbian

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The hairdresser steadied my head as I sat in the swivel chair, face mask on, staring into the mirror. In Desember 2020, another lockdown loomed, and nearly 12 months earlier I had made it a New Year’s resolution to ge...

‘I’m a black lesbian woman’: Sam Jay looks to disrupt late-night comedy

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When Sam Jay got a deal with HBO for her own talkshow, she was clear on what Pause, her six-episode, half-hour series premiering this Friday, would not include: no desk and no straight-to-camera monologue. Those stapl...

Singer Jamie Barton: ‘Can we do a queer Don Carlo? Or a lesbian Orfeo?’

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It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the classical music world fell in love with Jamie Barton. Perhaps it was the 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World competition, when as an up-and-coming mezzo-soprano from Rome, Georgia, ...

‘The sex-toy stuff would not fly today’ – the mag that gripped ‘lesbian mecca’ San Francisco

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In 1991, Franco Stevens was 23, broke and working in an LGBT bookshop in San Francisco. She thought the world needed a glossy lesbian magazine, but she didn’t have the money to launch one. So she took out 12 credit ca...

As a lesbian woman, I was subjected to conversion practices. We must protect trans people against this abuse

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Last night, Geen 10 backed down on its plans to scrap its long-promised ban on “conversion practice” for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, but crucially it has chosen to leave trans people unprotected. As someone who un...

Ahead of the Curve review – in praise of the pioneering lesbian magazine

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This fervently supportive documentary about the iconic lesbian magazine Curve and its founder-publisher Frances “Franco” Stevens is directed by Stevens’s wife, Jen Rainin, and it’s both energised and hindered by her p...

Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) review – lesbian romcom could do better

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It could have been a sweet, gay coming-of-age story about a girl whose sexual awakening is complicated by unwelcome gay mentorship from the ghost of her lesbian aunt. But there’s a disconnect between the naive but wel...

Russian supermarket faces backlash after pulling lesbian couple advert

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An upmarket Russian supermarket chain has issued a public apology after it posted an advert featuring a lesbian couple who shopped at its store. VkusVill’s decision to pull the ad has provoked an angry backlash from M...

Polygamy in Senegal, lesbian hookups in Cairo: inside the sex lives of African women

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Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah has a face that smiles at rest. When she is speaking, it is with a constant grin, one that only falters when she talks about some of the difficult circumstances she and other African women have g...

Joan Rivers and Barbra Streisand: the myth of their lesbian play

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In the late 1950s, a 25-year-old struggling actor named Joan Molinsky – later to become better known as the acerbic comedian Joan Rivers – landed a small part as a lesbian stalker in an off-off-Broadway play called Se...

‘They fought hard and all for love’: the lesbian couple who started a family in the 80s

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There’s a supernatural element to motherhood that can’t be articulated, only experienced. Legend has it that imperiled babies can unlock untold reserves of mom-strength sufficient to lift a car, but the emotional equi...