Tag Archives: LGBTQ+ literature

He Who Drowned the World: Shelley Parker-Chan

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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

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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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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: Mostly Books

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An Award-Winning Independent Bookshop, Mostly Books, based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire got in touch for this edition’s Fynest Reads. They shared with us their favourite LGBTQIA+ literature, from Fiction to non, and old to new.   Nonfiction   Bad Gays: A Homosexual History by Huw Lemmey, Ben Miller  ISBN: 9781839763274 Price: £20.00 Following on from their […]

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Fynest Reads: Showcasing the Very Best of Queer Literature

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In this edition of our Fynest Reads series, we were lucky enough to hear from Birmingham-based LGBT+ bookshop, Proud Geek, who aim to be your one-stop-online-shop for everything geeky and queer. Whether you’re a book geek, a comic geek or a film geek, you’ll find something that was created by, and for people just like […]

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Book Preview: The Love That Dares

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A good love letter can speak across centuries and reassure us that the agony and the ecstasy one might feel in the 21st century have been shared by lovers long gone. This is all the truer of LGBTQ+ love letters: love affairs and relationships that, until very recently, had to survive within sealed envelopes and […]

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COVID, Creativity, and Croquembouche Cones

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Credit: Tanaka Mhishi Tanaka Mhishi is a poet, playwright and performer who makes issue-based work. With a record of creating pieces which handle ‘tricky’ topics like sexual violence, masculinity, biphobia and race, Tanaka takes a bespoke, whole community approach; helping audiences have vital, difficult conversations one piece of art at a time. Ahead of his […]

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LGBTQ+ Musicians Experiences with Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Musicians from LGBTQ+ communities face significant barriers and issues relating to discrimination, sexual harassment and concerns around physical, mental and […]

WIN! A Storydo Family Storybook

Storydo is a ground-breaking platform that allows all types of families to tell their unique story and celebrate their family, […]

Military Charity Fighting With Pride Flies The Flag For LGBT History Month

Liverpool’s HMS Eaglet will host a special Veteran’s Pride event this month celebrating the service of LGBT+ veterans and serving personnel in […]

Franco Labia: Space Pride

Queer engineer and founder and president of Space Pride, Franco Labia is on a mission to diversify the space industry, which […]

Sacha Polak on Silver Haze

Screening at BFI Flare later this year, Silver Haze reunites Dutch writer/director Sacha Polak with British actor Vicky Knight. Having […]

Capturing People’s Truth: Anais Stupka

Anais Stupka is a London-based, Georgian-Italian multimedia artist who grew up in 14 different parts of the world.    Her […]

Philip Baldwin meets Adrian Trett

“It’s a real challenge to be non-binary and open about it in sport.”  Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett is a Liberal Democrat politician […]

Fynest Reads: To Cage a God

To Cage a God combines two things that fascinate me: Russian history and mythology. The book’s backdrop of a brewing […]

LGBT+ History Month 2024

The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today.  We want […]

Touch-Me-Not: Ian Humphreys 

Touch-Me-Not  Ian Humphreys     this flower  doesn’t belong  on the canal  hiding  in an airless tunnel  where no-one goes  before […]