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Life inside the wild London club where lesbians were free to be themselves

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The Gateways is back. The longest-running lesbian club of all-time – the one whose actual clientele appeared in the 1968 film The Killing of Sister George; the one where Mick Jagger tried to talk the owner into lettin...

‘We want Filipinos to hug themselves’: the P-pop stars reconnecting with their culture

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Vocal coach Zebedee Zuñiga twists his hand in the air, and the melody of a tender, haunting lullaby, Ili Ili Tulog Anay, begins. “Little one, little one, sleep now/ Your mother is not here / She went to buy some bread...

The people making a difference: the man who made blokes strip off and feel good about themselves

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Paul Goddard was susceptible to peer pressure growing up. “To try and fit in I’d commit crimes with the other guys who were older than me,” he says. “Shoplifting, stealing cars. I was a bit of a turd, to be honest.” H...

As a Rwandan, I see what’s missing from the asylum debate: the voices of refugees themselves

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In the aftermath of genocide, Rwanda turned to tradition to help rebuild the country. There is a saying: turi bene mugabo umwe Gihanga – we all have the same father. Hospitality is part and parcel of this custom, a na...

The end is nigh for Northern Ireland as we know it – and unionists can blame themselves

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Northern Ireland is coming to an end, and unionists, having nowadays only themselves to blame, are plummeting through history, desperately seeking the security of the homeland they are convinced their forefathers buil...

Teacher and partner jailed after they filmed themselves abusing girl

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A deputy headteacher and her partner have been jailed for child sexual abuse offences after they filmed themselves abusing and raping a girl. Julie Morris, a teacher who was also head of safeguarding at a primary scho...

‘They tell you what you want to hear’: people buying fake vaccine cards get scammed themselves

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For $350, a Telegram user called NoVac Team offered to sell a Guardian reporter a fake vaccine card. The price, they said, would include having the reporter’s vaccinated status registered in the Center for Disease Con...

Democrats position themselves as last line of defense for abortion rights

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Standing on the lawn of the US Capitol, in clear view of the supreme court, a coalition of Democratic women declared Roe v Wade was no longer the law of the land. Nearly half a century after the court established the...

The German activists starving themselves to make politicians face the climate crisis

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In a cluster of tents close to the Reichstag building in Berlin are a group of activists who have said they are prepared to starve themselves to death to highlight the lack of ambition among Germany’s main political p...

‘A forgotten disaster’: earthquake-hit Haitians left to fend for themselves

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David Nazaire, a 45-year-old coffee farmer from Beaumont, a small village in rural southern Haiti, was getting ready to harvest when an earthquake struck his home and livelihood. Much of the farming infrastructure – a...

Unacknowledged rape: the sexual assault survivors who hide their trauma – even from themselves

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The morning after it happened, I said a cheery: “Good morning,” to my university roommate, as if nothing was wrong. “How was last night?” she asked. “So fun,” I lied. The truth was that the night before I had feared f...

Slugs and snails are helping themselves

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The rain has brought out the predators. Snails beheading the tagetes. Why do they particularly love them so much? And why won’t they share? The beans and peas, too, decapitated. Eaten alive. Slugs lying in wait in dam...

If Cyprus is intransigent on tax then G7 should sign up themselves

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Cyprus has dared to swim against the tide of sentiment running to all corners of the globe that multinational firms should pay a fairer share of tax. The island nation has threatened to block EU officials from signing...

How young girls are being inspired to find themselves through football

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“I’ve got my own personal relationship with football, especially at the elite level,” says 19-year-old Debra Nelson, “but I think, having an organisation that really, really lives by the power of the sport, in itself,...

Andrew Brown shooting: family bracing themselves ahead of body-cam viewing

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The family of Andrew Brown Jr, a Black man killed by police in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, last week, were bracing themselves ahead of a viewing of body-camera footage on Monday morning that could cast light on wh...

The Guardian view on child’s play: help kids be themselves

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Play is under threat. Even before lockdowns closed playgrounds and effectively legislated that children between five and 11 could not meet friends, campaigners were concerned. Playgrounds, where most outdoor play happ...

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