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Caring Starbucks Staff Came to Woman's Aid

The centre left daily paper the Mirror says that caring Starbucks employees, who are LGBTQ+ friendly, passed a subtle note to a young woman last year, who was being approached by an older man.  One of the baristas whipped out a cup and filled it with hot chocolate. They walked up to the girl and handed it to her, calling it "an extra hot chocolate someone forgot to pick up."   But the barista was offering more than just an extra drink — the cup contained a handwritten note that read: "Are you okay? Do you want us to intervene?

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Autumn Reads - Recommended by LGBTQIA Shops

With thanks to Queer Lit in Manchester, Paned O Ge in Cardiff and Gay's The Word Bookstore in London  - AND REMEMBER to support LGBTQIA and independent bookstores where you can.  


Number TEN


After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz

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Opting Out of UK Emergency Alert on Sunday

The BBC News Channel reports that some charities, including those working with people who experience domestic violence, say that some people could in theory be put at risk by the UK government's test of the Emergency Communications System on 

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Queer Women in Antiquity - Queer Spirit Site

The Queer Spirit website is geared towards this August’s celebration of new age, neo-pagan and esoteric LGBTQIA+ spirituality, but there is much more to enjoy on it, including several essays and blog posts to explore.

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Right Wing Paper's Hypocrisy on Joke Placard

The profoundly anti-transgender newspaper The Daily Telegraph got its proverbial pants in a pickle at the beginning of the week, when it reported that at a rally in support of the Scottish government and gender recognition reform in the country had included someone carrying a placard reading “Dec

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Tributes from such stars as George Takei, Mark Hamill and Lynda Carter have been paid to Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, who has passed on to the realm of our gay ancestors at the age of sixty six


There’s new scientific evidence that will frustrate those heterosexual supremacists that champion notions of “survival of the fittest” and think that humanity is the product of a fierce competition


Open Democracy website reports on the activities of extremist groups in Scotland to try and discredit and disrupt the work of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, which has always worked with trans women


Wellwishers have been sending their regards to Dustin Lance Black, the husband of Olympic hero Tom Daley after Dustin revealed that he had recently sustained a head injury and was starting a long r

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