Building LGBTQIA community spaces remains important for many members of our community, as they seek a space to be authentic and free from the constraints of hetero-patriarchy. Well, now a new venue has opened in London's Brick Lane. The Glass House is the brainchild of a group of activists including Aisha Shaibu, founder and director at Moonlight Experiences which in itself has been named “LGBTQIA Company of the Year”. The new venue offers the diverse communities under the rainbow flag to come together to talk, browse books in a lovely little book section, enjoy a fairtrade coffee, and socialise in a non judgemental space. The venue includes a bookshop and cafe called the Common Press that is packed to the brim with books on trans-inclusive feminism, anti-colonialism, anti-fascism and self-care. The Glass House will join alternative LGBTQIA venues including Gay's The Word Books, Housmans Books and the anarchist centre 56A Infoshop as places where the LGBTQIA community can gather with less of the pressure of the brilliant, but sometimes too commercially driven mainstream gay scene. Visit our website for some links to the alternative and mainstream venues for LGBTQIA people in London.