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Why Not You review – a hollow depiction of homophobic violence
An aspiring dancer is devastated by survivor’s guilt after a shooting in a gay bar, in a topical film that takes on too many big issues

Phuong Le

17, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘My energy comes from optimism’: the hopeful music of spring 2021
In part two of our series on the musicians foregrounding hope in their songs, Esperanza Spalding, Rostam and more discuss the importance of positivity

Christine Ochefu, Dave Simpson and Laura Snapes

28, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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How the Spice Girls taught me boys could like girls' things
They behaved like children and were rampantly consumerist – but the Spice Girls were DayGlo ambassadors for writing your own rules in life

Joe Stone

26, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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There is no legal defence of LGBT+ conversions | Ahmed Shaheed
Outlawing the often shocking methods of trying to change people’s sexuality does not alter others’ rights to belief, says UN special rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed

Ahmed Shaheed

23, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Wilhelm Reich: the strange, prescient sexologist who sought to set us free
He believed orgasms could be a healing force and coined the term ‘sexual revolution’. Reich’s understanding of the body is vital in our age of protests and patriarchy, writes Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing

17, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Steelers review – doc tackles queer rugby’s small moments and big struggles
This moving documentary attempts to modernise a musty film narrative about LGBTQ people and sport with plenty of verve but not quite enough context

Benjamin Lee

15, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Tell us: how have UK LGBTQ+ venues been affected by the pandemic?
We would like to hear from people about LGBTQ+ venues and social spaces and their experiences during Covid

Guardian community team

13, Apr, 2021 @12:48 PM

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'Howling anger': How Angels in America and The Normal Heart confronted the Aids crisis
The pandemic inspired many works of art but two furious, turbulent plays written at its onset still tower over the rest. As both return, we explore their enduring power

Ryan Gilbey

05, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Gay, communist, female: why MI5 blacklisted the poet Valentine Ackland
A biography of the Dorset poet, who was a lover of the novelist Sylvia Townsend Warner, traces her struggle ‘to live as herself’

Vanessa Thorpe

04, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Are single-sex schools the safe option after abuse scandal?
Harrowing testimonies may lead parents to opt for girls-only schools for their daughters

Andrew Anthony

04, Apr, 2021 @5:45 AM

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Hell Bent for Metal: the podcast for LGBTQ rock fans – with 'horny German werewolves'
Tom Dare’s hilarious podcast celebrates what he calls a ‘really gay’ scene – and has tackled its homophobia

Nick Ruskell

30, Mar, 2021 @7:12 AM

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Carmen Maria Machado wins Rathbones Folio prize for queer abuse memoir
The US author says In the Dream House, which has won the £30,000 prize, opens up the rarely broached subject of abuse within the LGBTQ+ community

Alison Flood

24, Mar, 2021 @7:20 PM

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