Gay’s The Word

Gay’s The Word is one of the most iconic places of queer history in the capital. This independent bookshop opened on January 17th, 1979 and it was founded by LGBT+ socialist group Gay Icebreakers. Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners held their first meetings in Gay’s The Word which secured its iconic place in the LGBTQ+ movement. Within these wall you will find fiction, non-fiction, history, politics, graphic novels, travel, poetry, children, young adult magazines and erotic books. The selection is pretty impressive, however this was not always the case. As you might imagine, being a gay bookshop in the … Continue reading Gay’s The Word

Kiss my Genders

Kiss My Genders is a group exhibition celebrating more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity. The exhibition has received multiple five-star reviews, including one from The Guardian praising that ‘it touches, in profound ways, on what it is to be human’. Dubbed an ‘enthralling exhibition with a crucial sense of activism’ by the Evening Standard, Kiss My Genders is a ‘trailblazing show’ (The Telegraph) of ‘dazzling works’ (Metro). Spanning the past 50 years, Kiss My Genders brings together over 100 artworks by artists from around the world who employ a wide range of approaches … Continue reading Kiss my Genders

Knowing If You’re Bi, Pan, Or Another LGBTQ Identity Can Be A Lifelong Process, According To LGBTQ Folks

While a lot of narratives about LGBTQ folks center the coming out experience as a singular act, many LGBTQ people will tell you that coming out is in no way a singular process; in fact, the LGBTQ label you identify with may change throughout your life, and that’s totally OK. As knowledge about different queer identity labels spread, people gain access to more and more ways to describe themselves accurately. But you don’t have to buy into the anti-historical, often cisheteronormative, point of view that emerging LGBTQ+ labelsare ‘new inventions of a younger generation.’ Instead, you should know that a large variety of labels … Continue reading Knowing If You’re Bi, Pan, Or Another LGBTQ Identity Can Be A Lifelong Process, According To LGBTQ Folks

Pride Roundtable: Adam Lambert, Hayley Kiyoko, Tegan Quin, ILoveMakonnen & Big Freedia | Billboard

It’s just gonna be about keep on educating people, telling these stories and the history, too. I feel like a lot of people that I meet in this next generation coming up aren’t necessary all aware of everything that’s come … Continue reading Pride Roundtable: Adam Lambert, Hayley Kiyoko, Tegan Quin, ILoveMakonnen & Big Freedia | Billboard