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Tom Daley Interview: Olympic Diver Talks Fame, Fatherhood, LGBTQ Advocacy And His Love Of Knitting

British diver Tom Daley released his book Coming Up for Air: What I Learned From Sport, Fame and Fatherhood in the UK last year.Nearly one year after winning an Olympic gold medal, Tom Daley has waded into the literary world ― and, for the first time, he’s ready to publicly acknowledge the vulnerabilities that lie beneath his record-smashing athletic prowess. The 28-year-old British diver lays his emotions bare in a new […]

today24 June 2022 3

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Elliot Page Says Life Has ‘Drastically’ Improved Since Coming Out As Trans

Elliot Page arrives at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.Life has only gotten better for Elliot Page since coming out as transgender. The Umbrella Academy star opened up about feeling a “degree of joy” he never thought possible during an interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers, sharing that he’s learned to tune out people’s negative reactions. “It’s improved my life drastically,” Elliot said about transitioning. “I hope, you know, I hope […]

today23 June 2022


We Love Pride, And So Do Our Kids

You’re never too young to go to Pride.Don’t believe us? Ask mum-of-one Kate Everall, who’s taken her son since he was born, or mum-of-three Amie Jones, whose made wearing the family’s Pride-themed babygrow a rite of passage among her horde.The fastest way to teach kids #LoveIsLove is by celebrating it in all forms from day one. Add in some rainbow flags, glitter and fun and they won’t question it one […]

today19 June 2022 1


In Rural Britain, Pride Events Are Being Forced To Fold

It was in 2017 when Leonora Wassell, now a retired minister, set up Harrogate’s Pride in Diversity along with a couple of friends, in part a response to the 2016 Orlando shooting, when 49 people were murdered in gay nightclub Pulse in Florida. “The young people who were murdered at Orlando was the catalyst for me,” explains Wassell over the phone.Their first event was a success: “We were so surprised, […]

today12 June 2022

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I Loved Having Sex With My Girlfriend. Then One Comment Forced Me To Rethink Everything.

The author (right) and her girlfriend, Kelsey, walking together in Greenville, North Carolina.I never understood why people screamed out someone’s name during sex — but now I do.It didn’t, forgive me, come easily.I remember being intertwined with my girlfriend after an afternoon of fooling around when I proudly declared that I had had “so many orgasms.” The silence was palpable until my girlfriend came right out and said it: She could […]

today11 June 2022 1


Rebel Wilson Finds Love With A Woman She Calls Her ‘Disney Princess’

Rebel Wilson has found love with a woman she refers to as her “Disney Princess”.The Pitch Perfect star announced she is in a same-sex relationship on Thursday with an Instagram post featuring her and her girlfriend, fashion designer Ramona Agruma.“I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince … but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess,” the 42-year-old actor wrote.Wilson alluded to her new […]

today9 June 2022


Rev Richard Coles Calls Out ‘Frustrating’ Lack Of LGBT Equality In Church Of England

The Reverend Richard ColesReverend Richard Coles has said it is “frustrating” that the Church of England is resisting giving the LGBT community equal status but we “should not shirk a difficult task if what’s at stake is justice and human dignity”.The celebrity vicar, whose civil partner David died in 2019, said the Church “is behind even professional football”.Speaking as he promotes his first novel, Murder Before Evensong, Richard told the […]

today7 June 2022


Devastating And Devalidating: How The HRT Shortage Is Impacting Trans Women

Trans women are struggling when it comes to the HRT shortage Hormone-replacement therapy shortages have left millions worried across the UK – but while the plight of menopausal women is known, they are not the only ones struggling.To reaffirm their gender, trans women also take oestrogen – the same hormone cis women take when combatting menopause symptoms – meaning they are also being affected by the same shortfalls in supply.Three different types […]

today22 May 2022


Heartstopper Set To Return For Not One, But Two New Series

HeartstopperIf, like pretty much the rest of the globe, you’ve completely fallen for the charms of Heartstopper, then we bring you the news you’ve all been waiting for.Netflix has confirmed that the LGBTQ+ teen drama will be returning for not one, but two brand new series.The show, which is based on author and illustrator Alice Oseman’s graphic novels, has retrained a 100% Critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes since the series […]

today20 May 2022