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Out There reviewed by American Poet Stephen John Kalinich

By at October 26, 2014 | 5:50 pm | 0 Comment

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These are all voices I have not heard. I feel a lot of sadness some triumph and a depth in a lot of it but some of the landscape I really like. It bares fruit I am so foreign to this work and knew so few of the authors. There is a lot of good writing much though provoking and stories are woven. I enjoyed the ‘Forward This Queer’ infinity. The opening poem by

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Concussion | Review

By at June 7, 2014 | 9:24 pm | 0 Comment

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If you think you’re heading towards a midlife crisis watch this film – this is a depiction of a midlife crisis to end all mid life crises. Directed by Stacie Passon, Concussion is a familiar story in many ways, a  married couple with two children, living a good suburban life which revolves around the children’s schedules and friends. Although they still love

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Reaching for the Moon | Review

By at May 31, 2014 | 3:10 pm | 0 Comment

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I was born in the year Lota de Macedo Soares died, 1967 and thank goodness attitudes towards lesbians have changed since then. Even if you don't know the story of American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo  Soares you're sort of aware right from the outset this isn't going to end well. Why ? Well it's about two incredibly talented lesbians from

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Lilting BFI Flare | Review

By at March 24, 2014 | 12:40 pm | 0 Comment

The Liltin BFI

The annual BFI Flare as it has now been christened kicked off on Thursday with a beautiful film called ‘Lilting’. We were lucky enough to have been invited by American Airlines to attend one of the screenings. ‘Lilting’ was our preferred choice and off we went, on Friday 21st March to see this wonderful film. I had read the synopsis of the film and was looking

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Review of Gay Propaganda by Sally Mayor

By at February 24, 2014 | 11:28 am | 0 Comment

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Edited by MASHA GESSEN and JOSEPH HUFF-HANNON Foreword by GARRY KASPAROV I’m not sure what I was expecting when I sat down to read Gay Propaganda but I certainly wasn’t expecting to be so affected by it. It’s a book of Russian gay love stories told by the men and women in them, some are still living in Russia and others have been forced to leave. The book is

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Love Burns Bright A lifetime of lesbian romance | Radclyffe

By at February 23, 2014 | 5:53 pm | 0 Comment

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Each year we are treated to a selection of stories complied by the brilliant Radclyffe. She also closes the book this year, maybe she does each year. The sub title of this year’s tome, is just perfect. There are stories from lesbians of all ages and paths of life and going back in time in their stories too. One of the standout stories for me is ‘Full Circle’

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V A Fearon The Girl with the Treasure Chest | Review

By at February 11, 2014 | 9:26 am | 0 Comment

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I must confess I was concerned about the content of the book. I’m not really keen on reading violent books but my concerns were soon dispelled as I got sucked into the underworld of Dani the protagonist of the book. Dani is a very skilled reader of people and uses that skill in the dark recesses of the North London gang land to which she resides, to try and calm

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The Children of Gavrilek by Julie Kirton Chandler | Review

By at February 11, 2014 | 9:21 am | 0 Comment

The Children of Gavrilek  by Julie Kirton Chandler

At Christmas time I hooked up with the author Julie Kirton Chandler on Twitter and she was kind enough to accept our invitation to be a guest on our site, (coming soon) she also sent me a copy of her book to read. I am a big Star Trek fan but strangely enough I have never really read any sci fi books, so the prospect of reading a lesbian sci fi book was of course most

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A Map of Love | Review

By at January 11, 2014 | 2:55 pm | 0 Comment

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Having a tough time telling your Mum you are gay? After watching this film it will seem like a breeze! I’m sure we all remember the day we told our parents we were gay, was it an easy ride for you?  This film brings it all flooding back but with an extra twist in the tail. Roberta faced with this very situation, decides she will soften the blow by taking them all

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We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality | Jennifer Baumgardner

By at December 18, 2013 | 9:25 pm | 0 Comment

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The flyer states: Remember when bringing up gay marriage was the easiest way to inflame an otherwise mild electorate? This volume demonstrates, through speeches, interviews and commentary, the encouraging story of American acceptance of gay marriage and the roles that politicians - gay and straight - have played in that history. This movement, like all civil rights

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Maxie Mainwaring Lesbian Dilettante by Monica Nolan – Review

By at October 6, 2013 | 5:02 pm | 0 Comment

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I was given this book a while ago to read and review but already had a number of others to review so have only just got around to reading it now. However, it was worth the wait. Just the kind of book I enjoy. It is based around a number of characters but primarily they are all linked to ‘Madcap’ Maxie Mainwaring, the main character. Maxie comes from a wealthy

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Celebrity of the month | November 2013 | Author – Annie McDowall

By at October 1, 2013 | 10:11 am | 0 Comment

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About Annie lives in South London. "Charity Begins with Murder" is her first novel and was longlisted in the Mslexia first novel competition. She had tremendous fun writing "Poisoned Pens", her second novel, which is is unlike any writing residential she's ever done. *It's pure mischief," she says. She is a charity CEO and executive coach. LNL Questionnaire as

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PECCADILLO PICTURES PRESENTS MARGARITA

By at September 25, 2013 | 9:39 am | 0 Comment

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To the outside, Gail and Ben have it all two successful careers, a beautiful house, lots of vacations and an amazing nanny for their teenage daughter, Mali (FINN'S GIRL star, Maya Ritter). However behind the facade, bad investments have the family disconnected, resentful and just about broke. At the centre of this drama is Mali's young lesbian Mexican nanny, Margarita.

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Among the Bloodpeople – Thomas Glave

By at September 10, 2013 | 4:12 pm | 0 Comment

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Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh by Thomas Glave My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a tough book to review, it was by no means an easy read, but that is no reflection on Thomas’s writing style, it is of course due to the subject matter which is most disturbing to say the least. The thing about the book is that he really delves into the psyche of what it is

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Neil Young – Waging Heavy peace – Review

By at September 10, 2013 | 4:10 pm | 0 Comment

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Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream by Neil Young My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love Neil Young, he has been a great part of my life for over 25 years, hardly a day goes past when I don’t listen to one of his songs.. yet even through that he is a kind of elusive fellow, he doesn’t really share his demons like my other musical hero Brian Wilson, of whom, let’s face

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Maya Angelou I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Review

By at September 10, 2013 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

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Years ago I read a beautiful book of poems by Dr Angelou, usually I like to keep my books, but with this one I felt the need to pass on and share the wise words of this wonderful lady. Recently I decided it was time to re acquaint myself with her works and where better to start than ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’. This is the first of her 6  volumes of

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The Exchange – Nikki Rashan – Review

By at August 26, 2013 | 12:45 pm | 0 Comment

The Exchange

What a great book, so well written. The thoughts the actions the result of their actions all played out and put down on paper so eloquently in this book. You really get inside the head of Kyla and Asia as they hit relationship meltdown. You get both sides of the story per chapter; what they are thinking, what the other will think, how friends react to the news, reading

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The Glass Factory – Ken Wishnia – Book Review

By at August 25, 2013 | 4:23 pm | 0 Comment

The Glass Factory

I really enjoyed this book. I had not heard of the Filomena Wishnia books before but will definitely look out for them in the future. Filomena is an ex cop with a grudge, a well deserved grudge against a chap that has to all intense and purposes murdered her - you will have to read the book to understand what I mean. Filomenia is a brilliantly conceived

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The Hardest Thing – James Lear – Review

By at August 18, 2013 | 3:19 pm | 0 Comment

Firstly just to say this is not a book written for lesbians, it’s a crime thriller for gay men but that being said it’s a great romp of a thriller with quite a lot of sex!  Like a porn version of Jack Reacher. Dan Stagg is an ex marine who lost his job due to the ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ position the army take in America, sadly once he ‘told’ he was

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Les Invisibles – Review

By at August 17, 2013 | 6:45 pm | 0 Comment

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This is a very engrossing film. We live in an age now where really our sexuality is of little consequence, I know in some countries this is not so but my reality as a 41 year old lesbian has been that even in the last 20 years or so such huge inroads have taken place that sometimes I take it for granted. Watching this film made me pause and think again how very lucky I am

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Violetas – Film Review

By at August 11, 2013 | 9:00 pm | 0 Comment

Violetas

This film comprises of 6 short vignettes depicting women seducing women in unexpected situations. They certainly are an eclectic mix of stories and tend to leave you guessing until the end, each story has a twist in the tale… Story 1 A young girl moves out of her apartment to let another girl move in, the sister of the chap that owns the room. He casually mentions

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Wild Girls, Wild Nights edited by Sacchi Green – Review + Competition

By at August 7, 2013 | 4:26 pm | 0 Comment

What a sizzling read, right from the offset this book is page after page of pure sex but we aren’t talking fantasy here, no this tomb is real life stories. Memories of past erotica re-lived within these pages, what ever your taste, there will be a story here for you. My favourites were Alisson Wonderland, brilliant writing style similar to that of Tom Robbins, I thought

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Beyond The Walls – Review

By at July 31, 2013 | 9:07 pm | 0 Comment

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Isn’t it funny how sometimes in life you find yourself in one place and that one place leads you down a completely new path. That's what happens to Paulo, who after a night out with friends (who can’t be that great as they left him alone drunk with a random barman) wakes up in a strange bed, hungover and wondering where he is. Well, he is in Ilir’s bed, the

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Rare Stamps: Reflections on Living, Breathing, and Acting by Terence Stamp

By at June 2, 2013 | 7:42 pm | 0 Comment

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I read the first Terence Stamp autobiographies in the 80's and just loved his introspection then, so imagine my joy when I discovered 'Rare Stamps' a journey through the thoughts of Mr Stamp whilst he was making some of his brilliant movies, but also when he wasn't, on his travels around India and the wisdom he found along the way. One of the many pearls of wisdom is

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Briefs Encountered – Julian Clary

By at March 29, 2013 | 12:27 pm | 0 Comment

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I read an article about this book a while back in the Mail and knew I just had to read it. It really has lived up to my expectations and in fact exceeded them. It is a great read! The twists and turns will make the hairs on your neck stand on end! It takes you to places you never would have imagined it would go - past, present and even the future. The premise of the

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