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Lesbian couple launch case against NHS over IVF discrimination

Rachel Badham November 9, 2021

Megan and Whitney Bacon-Evans have launched a case against NHS after they were made to pay “gay tax” to become eligible for IVF.

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Arts

REVIEW: ‘In the Dream House’ by Carmen Maria Machado

November 5, 2021

The book is astounding, but with its clarion call of authentic experience it shows us the author not only growing stronger in a world determined to undermine and destroy, but learning, navigating and finally breaking free to document, share and convince. Machado redefines what a memoir can be and gives us a new kind of personal narrative, showing that literature transcends and transforms experience, and that is what it is for. It reminded me of ‘By Grand Central Station I Laid down and Wept’ and you don’t get a better recommendation that that.

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BBC condemned for anti-trans article

Rachel Badham October 27, 2021

The BBC has been criticised by trans activists and allies for publishing the article: “We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women”.

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Arts

Rebels with a Cause

Jaq Bayles September 18, 2021

Jaq Bayles visits the stunning Rebel Dykes Art & Archive Show, and looks back at the Lesbian Avengers as their famous handbook is re-released with bonus content.
Rebel Dykes, Lesbian Avengers – the activists from the ‘80s and ‘90s with major attitude are back. The fact that an important new art show and the release of an updated edition of the original Homemade Revolution Guide have coincided seems fitting in light of the LGBTQ+ community’s current political mood.

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