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"What's A He/Him Lesbian?" | 6 Questions About Butches Answered

"What's A He/Him Lesbian?" | 6 Questions About Butches Answered

Butch as an identity has been around for almost a century, but it's still often poorly understood even within the queer community. The breadth of the term and the many, many things it can mean makes it difficult to define or pin down, and like all identities it's evolving all the time. In this post, we'll give a rundown on some common questions about butches, and offer some tips for figuring out if you're butch too.

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Queer Owned Businesses vs Rainbow Capitalism: What's The Difference?

Queer Owned Businesses vs Rainbow Capitalism: What's The Difference?

In this article we'll explain what Rainbow Capitalism is, why it’s unpopular, and the difference between Rainbow Capitalism exploiting Pride month and queer owned businesses celebrating it.

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Pride For All - Accessibility At Pride

Pride For All - Accessibility At Pride

The pandemic has meant many in-person events have to be rethought, and this is the perfect opportunity for Pride organisers to change things up to make sure Pride events are accessible to the whole community, not just those who are neurotypical and able-bodied. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the common barriers to people accessing Pride events, how those barriers can be removed to keep LGBTQIA+ community events inclusive to all of us!

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How to Use Gender Neutral Pronouns & Neopronouns - An Easy Guide

How to Use Gender Neutral Pronouns & Neopronouns - An Easy Guide

In the past few years the concept of gender neutral pronouns has become more widely known outside the LGBTQIA+ community, and you may have seen pronouns beyond the simple he and she circulating, especially online. These neopronouns can be confusing at first or seem difficult to use, which is why we’ve put together this guide to explain in simple terms exactly what gender neutral pronouns are, how to use them, and tips for getting to grips with them.

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3 Important Events in Queer History That Came Before Stonewall

3 Important Events in Queer History That Came Before Stonewall

If you know anything about LGBTQIA+ history, you’ve probably heard of Stonewall (and if not, here’s an introduction!) But contrary to popular belief, Stonewall was not in fact the first time the LGBTQIA+ community rose up against discrimination and harassment in the USA. In this article, we’ll look at 3 important events in American queer history that often get overlooked, but laid the way for the Stonewall Uprising.

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More Than A Rainbow: 27 LGBTQIA+ Pride Flags And What They Mean

More Than A Rainbow: 27 LGBTQIA+ Pride Flags And What They Mean

With in-person Pride back on the agenda for many this year, lots of flags will be coming back out of the closet. A pride flag can be a powerful symbol and celebration of identity – but with so many it can be difficult to keep track. Never fear though, we’ve put together this handy guide organising the flags by colour (plus the stories behind them) so whether you’re partying, protesting, or watching from the sidelines at Pride this year, you’ll know what good company you’ll be in.

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What's The Big Deal With Stonewall Anyway?

What's The Big Deal With Stonewall Anyway?

As we enter June and prepare to celebrate Pride Month, it’s important to look back at the history of Pride. The Stonewall Uprising is often credited as the start of the modern Western LGBTQ+ rights campaign (particularly in the USA) and remains a hugely influential event to this day. But while many people know the name of Stonewall, not everyone knows the story. In this post, we’ll cover the key facts – the social context, what exactly the Stonewall Inn was, how did the uprising start, and why was it so important anyway? – so you can enjoy Pride Month knowing you’re a part of something that started over 50 years ago.

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5 Key Questions Answered for Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness Day 2021

5 Key Questions Answered for Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness Day 2021

Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness Day is on May 24th every year, to raise awareness of and celebrate pansexual and panromantic identities. Despite being coined way back in 1914, pansexual is a term many people today are still unfamiliar with. In this post, we’ll cover the basics and answer common questions to make sure you’re ready for Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness Day 2021.

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