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Milly Shaw

Milly is the Editor and one of the founders of Lesbilicious. She co-ordinates the writing team, and even writes the odd word on occasion. Milly loves a careful metaphor and hates multiple exclamation marks. She admires the works of Margaret Atwood, Hilary Mantle, Jeanette Winterson and Sarah Connor.

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Queen Latifah to marry girlfriend! (Maybe)

Queen Latifah apparently plans to make the most of California’s gay marriage laws to marry her longterm partner, personal trainer Jeannette Jenkins.

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Are you a lesbian mum? Want to be on TV?

The producers of Wife Swap are looking for LGBT families to take part in the new series of the Channel 4 show.

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7 days left to enter The L Word DVD competition

There’s just one week left to enter the Lesbilicious competition to win The L Word Season 4 DVD boxset. We’re giving away 3 DVD boxsets, worth £39.99 each, to celebrate the release of the Season 4 DVD in the UK. [...]

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"We're here, we're queer, and we're not going shopping without coupons"

Do you carry pink pounds in your pocket? No, me neither. I’ve just emptied the contents of my wallet on the desk and making up the grand total of £2.48 there are some brown-gold coins, some shiny silver coins and [...]

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“We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re not going shopping without coupons”

Do you carry pink pounds in your pocket? No, me neither. I’ve just emptied the contents of my wallet on the desk and making up the grand total of £2.48 there are some brown-gold coins, some shiny silver coins and [...]

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Should we protest against Lesbian Vampire Killers film?

Lesbian Vampire Killers: Two no-hopers. One cursed village. A bus full of foreign female students and an army of salacious lesbian vampires. It’s gonna be one hell of a night! The film Lesbian Vampire Killers hasn’t been made yet, but [...]

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Brokeback Mountain: the opera

Tear-jerker Brokeback Mountain is set to become an opera. The film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Glyyenhaal, focused on the lives of two cowboys who fall in love in rural 1950s America. It won several high profile awards, including three [...]

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Win The L Word Season 4 DVD Box

Today is the official launch of The L Word Season 4 DVD in the UK. To celebrate we have 3 DVD boxsets to give away, worth £39.99 each! Enter the competition here. The closing date for the competition is 23 [...]

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Writing jobs at Lesbilicious!

We’re hiring new writers at Lesbilicious. Interested? Read on…

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The 100 hottest women: Results in!

Remember AfterEllen’s Hot 100 poll? One month and 100,000 votes later, the winner has been decided by you, the great lesbian and bisexual public. And the winner is…

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"What do you see in the scene?"

Tess Owen is sick of the gay scene. And here’s why…

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“What do you see in the scene?”

Tess Owen is sick of the gay scene. And here’s why…

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Shirley Manson in 'Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles'

Garbage singer Shirley Manson is set to have a major role in the next season of ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’.

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Shirley Manson in ‘Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles’

Garbage singer Shirley Manson is set to have a major role in the next season of ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’.

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Guardian newspaper's transphobic 'advice' shocks and disappoints

We’re used to casual LGBT discrimination from tabloid rubbish like The Sun and the Daily Mail, writes Milly Shaw, but who would expect it from the usually thoughtful, liberal Guardian newspaper?

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Guardian newspaper’s transphobic ‘advice’ shocks and disappoints

We’re used to casual LGBT discrimination from tabloid rubbish like The Sun and the Daily Mail, writes Milly Shaw, but who would expect it from the usually thoughtful, liberal Guardian newspaper?

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UK Pride events in June

Summer’s pretty much here, which means it’s time for Pride! Below are the June Pride events taking place in the UK and Ireland. If we’ve missed any out, feel free to let us know with via the comment box.

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Free LGBT hotline

A free LGBT information hotline has been launched in the UK.

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Berlin honours gay holocaust victims

A memorial to the homosexual victims of the Nazis has been unveiled in Berlin.

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Internet grows up! Reddit welcomes LGBT and feminist websites

Social bookmarking site Reddit has finally jumped ahead of its rivals and outgrown puberty.

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UK Government issues global 'LGBT toolkits'

The UK is issuing ‘LGBT toolkits’ to its representatives abroad.

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UK Government issues global ‘LGBT toolkits’

The UK is issuing ‘LGBT toolkits’ to its representatives abroad.

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Buffy's Eliza Dushku in new Joss Whedon sci-fi show

The incredibly lesbilicious Eliza Dushku is starring in a new show from Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator, Joss Whedon.

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Buffy’s Eliza Dushku in new Joss Whedon sci-fi show

The incredibly lesbilicious Eliza Dushku is starring in a new show from Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator, Joss Whedon.

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Equality for lesbian mums

Hurray! MPs have scrapped plans to force fertility clinics to consider ‘the need for a father’ when treating lesbians and single women seeking fertility treatment.

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Ellen and Portia to marry; Justin Timberlake to be wedding singer?

Ellen Degeneres and Portia DeRossi have announced they will marry, following the news that the California Supreme Court has overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage.

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California approves gay marriage

Congratulations Californians! The California Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples in the state can legally marry.

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17 reasons to keep fighting homophobia

Tomorrow (May 17) is the International Day Against Homophobia. In case you need reminding of what the day is for, here are 17 reasons why we desperately need to keep fighting homophobia:

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Madonna tour tickets on sale

Tickets for Madonna’s 27-date ‘Sticky & Sweet’ world tour have gone on sale today. She’s playing just two dates in the UK: Cardiff on August 23 and London on September 11. Tickets cost from £55 to £150. (Presumably seats within [...]

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Jodie Foster dumps wife

Jodie Foster’s 14-year relationship with film producer Cydney Bernard has ended, according to the Daily Mail. (What? This has come from right-wing anti-gay rag the Daily Mail? Indeed – and it gets worse…)

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Video: Katherine Moennig – aka The L Word's Shane – on CSI Miami

The L Word’s days might be numbered, but imagine our delight on finding the sultry, brooding, coolly dispassionate Shane on CSI…

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Video: Katherine Moennig – aka The L Word’s Shane – on CSI Miami

The L Word’s days might be numbered, but imagine our delight on finding the sultry, brooding, coolly dispassionate Shane on CSI…

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MPs vote in favour of embryology bill, but it's not victory for lesbian mums yet

Good news for lesbian parents – MPs yesterday voted to allow plans to update human embryology laws to proceed to the next Parliamentary stage. Many MPS are still opposed to the bill, however, with Tories in particular opposing the new [...]

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MPs vote in favour of embryology bill, but it’s not victory for lesbian mums yet

Good news for lesbian parents – MPs yesterday voted to allow plans to update human embryology laws to proceed to the next Parliamentary stage. Many MPS are still opposed to the bill, however, with Tories in particular opposing the new [...]

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'Stevie Wonderful' is King of the Castle

The UK’s first national drag king competition has been won by Stevie Wonderful, aka Fiona King.

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‘Stevie Wonderful’ is King of the Castle

The UK’s first national drag king competition has been won by Stevie Wonderful, aka Fiona King.

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Missy Higgins is lesboat cruisin'

Oz-lez favourite Missy Higgins will be floating many a seafaring ladies’ boat in October, when she plays aboard an Olivia cruise.

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Missy Higgins is lesboat cruisin’

Oz-lez favourite Missy Higgins will be floating many a seafaring ladies’ boat in October, when she plays aboard an Olivia cruise.

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‘Asking for it’ feminist photography exhibition

A controversial art show which uses photographs of naked men to draw attention to women’s vulnerability launches tonight (Friday 9 May 08) at Ladyfest London.

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Madonna dabbles with lesbianism… for the cameras… again…

Madonna’s just so wild, isn’t she? Look how wild she is, wildly kissing some girl on stage. WILD!

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Kicking homophobia out of football

School kids and football managers alike are quite happy to shout about kicking racism out of football, but they’re not so bothered about homophobia.

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Who's the hottest woman on the planet? Get voting!

Forget Hillarack, this year’s voting is all about the ladies…

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Who’s the hottest woman on the planet? Get voting!

Forget Hillarack, this year’s voting is all about the ladies…

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12 things that could only ever happen in The L Word

Becoming fluent in sign language takes about 30 minutes, and can be done from a website It never rains in LA. Neither do the seasons change – it’s always spring/summer

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Having boring lesbian sex? If so, blame your girly brain…

Gay men have hot hot sex and lesbians have fuzzy wuzzy cuddles, or so the stereotypes would have you believe. Assuming that’s true – and many would disagree – it seems that there might be a scientific explanation, and it’s [...]

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kd Lang's escort shame

No, she’s not been picking up hookers or driving old Fords… silly ol’ kd is in trouble with the police.

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kd Lang’s escort shame

No, she’s not been picking up hookers or driving old Fords… silly ol’ kd is in trouble with the police.

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Moldy Peaches singer to headline Ladyfest London

Ladyfest, that female-positive, queer-friendly bundle of music, arts and workshops, is hitting London in May.

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Tegan and Sara touring UK in June

The good news: Everyone’s favourite Canadian lesbian twins are coming to the UK in June as part of their European tour.

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How to: be a drag king

Why should drag queens get all the gender-queering fun? The drag king scene is picking up in the UK, as girls realise the fun they can have in becoming men. Because if there’s one golden rule of being a drag [...]

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Say it to Sappho: "Why won't my girlfriend come out to her family?"

“I have been with my girlfriend for about a year and a half now. I really love her and want to be with her more than anything but there is one issue that I am struggling to get past…

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New rights for aussie lesbian mums

Children born to lesbian mums in New South Wales, Australia, now have the same rights as those born to heterosexual parents.

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US Army prefers terrorists to queers

The US army is allowing rapists, terrorists and paedophiles to become soldiers while still refusing openly gay people in its ranks, according to alarming new figures released by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably: a)gay or b)not straight

OMG! Gay people read more blogs than straight people. You are soooo cutting edge…*

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Video: live rollerderby action!

Remember the rollerderby interview we published a few weeks ago? Well the video of the London Brawling vs Glasgow Irn Bruisers bout is now finally ready to view in all its wobbly glory! See the ladies hurtle around (and frequently [...]

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Is Michelle Rodriguez a lesbian? She still wont say, but aren’t you glad you weren’t the one to ask her…

Michelle Rodriguez, aka the hot one from Lost and the Fast and the Furious, has long been the subject of rumours about her sexuality. In a recent interview with Latina magazine she gets very angry about the issue, but never [...]

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Win £25,000 film-making prize

Made a film? Enter The Iris Prize – Cardiff’s International gay and lesbian short film prize – and you could win the cost of making your next movie, worth up to £25,000.

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Gladiators! You will flex your unfeasibly large muscles on my first whistle…

Forget x-celebrity dancing on ice in the jungle – Gladiators is back! Yes! The excessively muscley-thighed and mildly homoerotic Gladiators are coming back to Saturday nights once again to remind us all of the dangers of steroid abuse.

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Hasta la vista, gay marriage ban proposals

Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he said he will fight an initiative to change the California Constitution so that it bans same-sex marriage.

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Poll: have you ever been told to act straight?

A lesbian couple were told to ‘act straight’ or be kicked out of a pub in West Sussex, reports local paper the West Sussex County Times.

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‘God hates fags’ cult fined $5million

A hate-filled religious sect has been ordered to pay $5m in damages to the families of an American serviceman whose funerals the church picketed.

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A quick note from the Editor…

Hello! Apologies for interrupting, this won’t take long…

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Say it to Sappho: "I'm a lesbian, my mum can't be!"

“Dear Sappho. I am gay and I have been out for 7 years – since I was 18. I always thought I was really lucky because of the support my mum has given me. Despite other members of the family [...]

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Why do lesbians hate bisexuals?

Are you a Gold Star Lesbian? What do you mean you don’t know what one is? It’s a lesbian who’s never slept with a man, of course. Gold stars for the pure, no stars for the contaminated but repentant, and [...]

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"Only be gay behind closed doors" – BNP

Publicity is the oxygen to the BNP’s inflammatory policies we know, but it’s time once again to remember just how hateful this political party is.

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“Only be gay behind closed doors” – BNP

Publicity is the oxygen to the BNP’s inflammatory policies we know, but it’s time once again to remember just how hateful this political party is.

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Homosexuality still criminal in 85 UN member states

The International Day against Homophobia isn’t for another 5 weeks or so (May 17) but the International Gay and Lesbian Association (ILGA) is getting ready for it with a brand new map of state-sponsored homophobia across the world.

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Stuff lesbians like

White people like kitchen gadgets, knowing what’s best for poor people and religions their parents don’t belong to. But what do lesbians like? Nicknames, post-mullets and posh food, apparently…

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Oprah talks to pregnant man

Remember Thomas Beatie, the pregnant guy? Of course you do. Oprah spoke to him last Thursday…

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Homophobic singer's gigs cancelled

Bounty Killer – the anti-gay reggae artist – has had two-thirds of his UK tour cancelled following pressure from human rights group Outrage!.

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Homophobic singer’s gigs cancelled

Bounty Killer – the anti-gay reggae artist – has had two-thirds of his UK tour cancelled following pressure from human rights group Outrage!.

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I’m a new lesbian; how do I have sex?!

“hey there…i just wanted to ask you a question…i’m a new lesbian and i want to know how to have sex with another girl…could you possibly give me step to step guide lines to follow, maybe even tell me how [...]

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“It’s really bad when you fall on your boobs” – exclusive rollerderby interviews

Nothing grabs the attention like seeing a pretty girl on rollerskates crash head-first into a crowd at about a hundred miles an hour. Or to put it another way, welcome to the exhilarating and often dangerous world of rollerderby. Milly [...]

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Government ‘too smug’ about LGB equality

Gay people still face widespread discrimination, according to the largest ever survey of LGB people in the UK.

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Telltale signs that your spouse is a homo

Does your wife make eye contact with strangers? Is she sometimes depressed, moody or angry? Does she spend a lot of time on the internet? If you can answer yes to these questions, then an evangelical Christian website has shocking [...]

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Why is there no camping at the Moss Farm football tournament?

Moss Farm, the biggest tournament in the women’s football calendar, has banned camping at this year’s event. Lesbilicious spoke exclusively to the organisers to find out why.

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Say it to Sappho: "my girlfriend is so insecure"

“My girlfriend gets really moody (and I think jealous) when I spend time with other gay mates…

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Le Tigre’s JD and Johanna abandon feminism

Two-thirds of cult feminist band Le Tigre have formed a new group. But what does it mean, asks Milly Shaw, now that they’re MEN?

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Clinton/Obama mash-up weirdly attractive

Who knew that a supercandidate mashup of Hillary Clinton + Barack Obama would turn out to be so, uh, hot? (In an older, androgynous, genderqueer kinda way) All hail Hillarack, future ruler of America! [via Jezebel]

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Money-can’t-buy prizes are snow joke

Snowboard lessons with Jo Chastney, the UK’s top snowboarder, VIP Strictly Come Dancing tickets and immortality in a crime novel and are just three of the prizes to be won in a charity auction to raise money for Stonewall.

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Pregnant man confuses, disgusts and delights

Women have babies and men don’t, right? Sheesh, you’re so twentieth century. A man from Oregon, USA, is shaking things up by having a baby. Himself. With his own womb. And now he’s telling the world with an article in [...]

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Scientists find G Spot

The G Spot – that near-mythical area inside the vagina famed for producing mind-blowing non-clitoral orgasms – has for the first time been seen by scientists. But whether or not you can find yours may depend on your anatomy, not [...]

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How to: respond to anti-gay Christians

As you sat shovelling chocolate into your mouth this weekend, did you consider how sinful you were? No not with the gluttony, with the gay thing. The Church hates homos, right? Abominations and Sodom and all that bad stuff, right? [...]

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Rubyfruit Jungle author talks to Time magazine

Rita Mae Brown is a brilliant contradiction. She wrote a truly groundbreaking lesbian novel, but now she writes about cat detectives. She loves animals more than people, but she also loves fox hunting. She was practically America’s first and only [...]

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25% of girl guides 'would consider a same-sex experience'

A quarter of girls and 12% of boys in the scouts and girl guides would consider a same-sex relationship, according to a recent survey.

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25% of girl guides ‘would consider a same-sex experience’

A quarter of girls and 12% of boys in the scouts and girl guides would consider a same-sex relationship, according to a recent survey.

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The Gossip after show party this Friday

The Gossip are playing London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire this Friday (March 21). It’s sold out, obviously, but don’t be bummed, get bummed! ..in a lezza-aftershow-afterparty kinda way of course.

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Queering the Pitch

Fill your ears with some filthygorgeous alternaqueer music noise…

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L of a tribute

Tegan and Sara, kd lang, Melissa Etheridge and the Indigo Girls – ie almost every lesbian music classic – together on stage for one night only? Really?

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Big gay greek wedding

A loophole in Greek marriage law will be tested this week by a lesbian couple desperate to wed.

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How to: stalk an ex

Plenty more fish in the sea? Who cares! You’re a vegetarian, and even if you weren’t, you’d still want your exgirlfriend back, not some stinky fish, right? Now then. Do you have some binoculars? Good, you’re going to need them.

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Free sex guides and lube

5,000 sachets of lube and sex guides are being given out free to lesbian and bisexual women in the Northwest of England.

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Will Margaret Thatcher attend a civil partnership ceremony?

Conservative MP and close friend of Margaret Thatcher Alan Duncan has announced that he and his partner James Dunseath are to have a civil partnership, prompting speculation as to whether the ex-Prime Minister will attend the ceremony.

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I Love London Girls (especially when they’re stunning lesbian models)

News about a calendar? In March? I know I know. But Lesbilicious didn’t exist last week, let alone last December. That’s a good excuse, right? Anyway, regardless of the date you should always have time for 12 incredibly hot ladies [...]

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I Love London Girls (especially when they're stunning lesbian models)

News about a calendar? In March? I know I know. But Lesbilicious didn’t exist last week, let alone last December. That’s a good excuse, right? Anyway, regardless of the date you should always have time for 12 incredibly hot ladies [...]

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G-A-Y venue to close

London music venue The Astoria is to be demolished as part of a redevelopment of the Tottenham Court Road area. The 2,000 capacity venue is home to legendary club night G-A-Y.

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‘Homosexuality bigger threat than terrorism or Islam’

Today’s bigoted, hate-filled homophobic speech comes courtesy of Oklahoma legislator Sally Kerns. Thanks Sal! It’s so good that we’ve even pulled out some of our favourite quotes if you don’t want to watch the whole video clip.

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Girls Rock! documentary

Self-hating young girls with no music abilities get all the luck. Seriously. Imagine going to a summer camp with a hundred other insecure 8-18 year olds and getting taught to rock out by Beth Ditto (Gossip) and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney). [...]

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Sci-fi dyketopias

Did you wake up this morning and think ‘Gosh I could really use some futuristic yet vaguely old-fashioned lesbo space fiction today’? Me neither! But after reading the excellently titled Greet Your New Lesbian Overlords! article on sci-fi site io9 [...]