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He Who Drowned the World: Shelley Parker-Chan


Asian Australian former international development adviser who worked on human rights, gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights in Southeast Asia, Shelley Parker-Chan couldn’t find what they were looking for in existing fantasy – queerness, or the big, character-driven emotional arcs that you find in romance – so they decided to write their own. He Who Drowned the […]

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Fynest Reads: This Arab Is Queer

This Arab is Queer

An Anthology by LGBTQ+ Arab Writers, Edited by Elias Jahshan.  This edition’s Fynest Read is a ground-breaking anthology of LGBTQ+ Arab writing, featuring the compelling and courageous memoirs of eighteen queer Arab writers – some internationally bestselling, others using pseudonyms. Here, we find heart-warming connections and moments of celebration alongside essays exploring the challenges of […]

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The Old Haunts By Allan Radcliffe

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 A HEARTFELT AND NOSTALGIC NOVELLA ABOUT GRIEF, SENSE OF SELF AND HOME.    Recently bereaved Jamie is staying at a rural steading in the heart of Scotland with his actor boyfriend Alex. The sudden loss of both of Jamie’s parents hangs like a shadow over the trip. In his grief, Jamie finds himself sifting through bittersweet […]

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The First Bright Thing


Ringmaster – Rin, to those who know her best – can jump to different moments in time as easily as her wife, Odette, soars from bar to bar on the trapeze. With the scars of World War I feeling more distant as the years pass, Rin is focusing on the brighter things in life. Like […]

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Fynest Reads: Pluto Press


This edition’s Fynests reads were provided by Pluto Press, a radical political publishing house founded in 1969. As one of the world’s oldest radical publishers, Pluto’s focus remains making timely interventions in contemporary struggles. “Though our collective outlook has developed over time, we proudly identify as anti-capitalist, internationalist and politically independent.” They recommended two great […]

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An Empowering New Picture Book My Brother George

My brother george

By Zoey and Kelly Allen Illustrated by Tara O’Brien Molly’s brother George tells funny jokes and has the best laugh! When they are together, they have all sorts of adventures, whether that’s on the beach, climbing trees or snuggling on the sofa at home. Sometimes other children laugh at George and don’t understand that his […]

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Freya Marske: A Dream for All of Us

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“Perhaps among those who took to the greenwood in old time there had been two men like himself — two. At times he entertained the dream. Two men can defy the world.” EM Forster, Maurice A confession: initially, this article was meant to be about my research into the real queer history of the Edwardian […]

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Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry up and Wait

In June 2021, the Hungarian ruling party Fidesz under Viktor Orbán passed a law banning the portrayal of homosexuality to minors. This represents an attempt to make queerness invisible in Hungarian public life. At the same time, the German miniseries KaDeWe – Our Time Is Now, was being shot in Budapest. It depicts – among […]

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Fynest Reads: Gay’s The Word

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Gay’s The Word is the UK’s oldest LGBT bookshop and a touchstone for the broader LGBT community. The bookshop was set up in January 1979 by a group of gay socialists as a community space where all profits were funnelled back into the business. This ethos continues today with shelves bursting with books and the […]

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Fynest Reads

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This edition, we’re spoiling you with two fabulous fantasy reads, from Alexander Rowland and TJ Klune. In this issue of Fyne we hear from both authors who discuss LGBTQ+ representation in literature, and queer-normative fantasy.     A Taste of Gold and Iron   By Alexandra Rowland                      […]

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The Shortlist For The 2024 Gaydio Pride Awards

Gaydio has announced the shortlist for the Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 with Hilton, a ceremony dedicated to recognising and celebrating […]

Effective Swiping: Online Dating Strategies

While online dating may seem straightforward, achieving meaningful connections is often not so simple. Many factors come into play, from […]

We Need Your Help – Please Write to Your MP

Thank you for your amazing support to FWP’s campaign for restorative justice for LGBT+ veterans affected by the ‘gay ban’ and for […]

Gaydio Pride Awards 2024

Gaydio have announced that The Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 with Hilton will take place on Friday 16th February 2024 – […]

Diversity Choir’s Nautical Adventure

London’s foremost LGBT+ chamber chorus “Diversity Choir” has announced a brand new repertoire for its winter concert – inspired by […]

Addressing The Challenges Faced By LGBTQ+ Veterans

A Path Towards Inclusion and Care By Jonathan Buckerfield, Deputy CEO and Head of Income Generation at Opening Doors In […]

Meeting Myra Dubois

The self-declared ‘siren of South Yorkshire’, Myra Dubois is righting a historical wrong by returning to Oxford following a covid-induced cancellation […]

The Making of Pinocchio

A true tale of love and transition told through the story of Pinocchio but set in a fictional film studio. […]

MyGwork’s WorkFair 2023

Organised by myGwork, the largest global LGBTQ+ talent platform, #WorkFair 2023 will return on 18 October featuring hundreds of jobs […]

What Makes Me: K Flay

Singer, musician, songwriter, and rapper Kristine Flaherty – otherwise known as K. Flay – has had a busy year so […]