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Mass Effect: Gaming with sexuality

The latest addition to the Mass Effect computer game series launches today – Mass Effect Andromeda – and it’s got bi, gay and straight characters. It’s a run-around-shooting and click-to-interact game of a style familiar to anyone who has played World of Warcraft, but with a sci-fi rather than swords-and-monsters universe. At the start of the game you pick to […]

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Lammy Shortlist Unveiled

Lambda Literary, the USA’s oldest and largest LGBT+ literary arts organisation, has announced the finalists for the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards – or the “Lammys,” as they are often known. The books were chosen from nearly 900 titles released last year, reflecting a hugely vibrant queer press today. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on the evening […]

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White Wedding?

The arrival of same-sex marriage for England and Wales opened up marriage to people who had never married before. According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2014, of all individuals marrying a same sex partner 85% were forming their first legally recognised partnership compared with 76% for mixed-sex couples. So of the 5,000 same-sex marriages that year some 4,000 […]

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Fun trailer teases for Atomic Blonde

Charlize Theron stars in Atomic Blonde this summer, a “breakneck action-thriller” that about an MI6 assassin. And she’s bisexual, if the gratuitous trailer didn’t drop you the hint. The top agent of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, and definitely not a character created out of frustration at double-oh-seven always being a bloke, Agent Lorraine Broughton (played by Theron) has been […]

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Online support for bi, gay & trans women with cancer

This week in support of National Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Week, and in recognition of the needs of LGBTQ women, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust have opened a new dedicated section of their online forum. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are the only UK charity dedicated to supporting women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. They say: “This section of […]

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5,000 people married – without a wedding?

Nearly two and a half thousand couples got married in 2014 – usually without a wedding! When same-sex marriage was introduced there was an option introduced for those couples who had registered a civil partnership to be able to ‘convert’ their partnership registration to marriage. This month’s Office for National Statistics figures show that, following the introduction of the same-sex […]

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