Celebrities of the Month

Celeb of the month | Writer |Helen Eisenbach

About: Helen Eisenbach writes screenplays, plays, and has published two books, the novel Loonglow and the satirical how-to/cry for help Lesbianism Made Easy, both of which will be published as e-books by Open Road Media this December. Her journalism has appeared in New York magazine, Salon, Newsday, Time Out New York, The New York Times, […]

Celebrity of the month November 2014 |Writer – Paula Napier

About: Paula is the author of a book Sea Salt LNL Questionnaire Your favourite virtue? Integrity Your favourite qualities in a man? Kindness, Honesty & Humour Your favourite qualities in a woman? As above. Your main characteristic? Probably, sense of humour! What draws you most to your friends? Mainly alcohol! Given the opportunity what would […]

October 2014 – Actor | Writer | Director- Chris New

About: The release of Weekend marked Chris’ big screen debut. Chris trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and, after graduating in 2006, built up an impressive reputation for his stage and small screen work. He starred opposite Alan Cumming in the 2006 revival of Martin Sherman’s iconic play Bent in London’s West end, only […]

Celeb of the Month September 2014 SCARLETTE FEVER

About Have you met the Scarlette woman yet? Scarlette Fever, to be precise. A musician who was born to pour out her soul in music. Whether you’re already a fan or newly aware, it’s time to check out one gifted British artist in the songwriting form of her life. Acclaimed in the UK media from […]

Celebrity of the Month – Author – Rupert Smith (James Lear)

About: Back in the mists of time, I was sitting at dinner with a bunch of friends bemoaning the terrible state of the publishing industry and the miserable lot of the writer. Like you do. One of our number piped up ‘Why don’t you write an erotic novel? I know a publisher who’s crying out […]

Celebrity of the month: Gina Villalobos July 2014

About: GINA VILLALOBOS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, SOLA MAY 26TH, 2014.  Her First Album in Five Years, Villalobos Shines a Lyrical Light On The Human ConditionVillalobos is a songwriter already known for her willingness to dwell unflinchingly in reality but on Sola she goes even deeper, holding her heart up in all its vulnerable lucidity.  Each song on Sola has lines […]

June 2014 Celebrity of the Month | Author | Julie Kirton Chandler

 About Julie Kirtón Chandler is a registered nurse, specializing in emergency and critical care. She was formally trained in the military, first as an active duty combat medic and later as an Army Nurse Corps Officer. During her officer training, she served two stateside deployments with the Georgia Army National Guard. Today, Julie and her […]

Nicole Conn Interview

What got you started in film? I’ve loved storytelling from the time I was nine.  I grew up my entire life dreaming to be a novelist.  But after I had written two novels, everyone told me when they read my writing they felt like they were seeing a movie.  Since I was a B&W film […]

Celebrity of the month | Director Constanza Fernández

About Constanza Fernández was born in Santiago in Chile in 1973. She graduated from the School of Economics at the Catholic University of Chile. She worked for seven years in investments, whilst at the same time undertaking a master’s degree in Literature at the University of Chile, which swayed and cemented her professional path towards the creative arts. In 2005 she took a diploma in Drama […]

Celebrity of the Month | Writer | Radclyffe

About Radclyffe is the acclaimed best-selling author of more than 40 published novels and 100 short stories. She has also edited dozens of anthologies, and is the founder and publisher of Bold Strokes Books, one of the world’s largest independent LGBTQ publishing companies.   The navigation buttons above and links below will take you to more […]

Celebrity of the Month Kathleen Warnock | Playwright | Editor

About Kathleen Warnock  is a playwright and editor. Her erotica has appeared in Best Lesbian Erotica and other anthologies. Her fiction, essays and reviews have been seen in Love, Christopher Street; ROCKRGRL; BUST, Ms.; It’s Only Rock & Roll, and the liner notes for the Joan Jett CD Unfinished Business. Her plays have been produced […]

Musician | Annabelle Chvostek

As a special feature to celebrate Annabelle Chvostek visiting our shores we are having two celeb’s of the month this month: About 2013 Juno nominee Annabelle Chvostek is a versatile singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Toronto.  She made her professional musical debut with the Canadian Opera Company at just seven years old.  In […]

Celebrity of the month | January 2014 | Actor | Ralph Brown

About Ralph William John Brown  (born 18 June 1957) is an English actor and writer, known for playing Danny the drug dealer in Withnail and I, the security guard Aaron (aka “85”) in Alien 3, DJ Bob Silver in The Boat That Rocked, super-roadie Del Preston in Wayne’s World 2 and the pilot Ric Olié […]

Celebrity of the month | December 2013 | Actress- Activist – Sophie Ward

Sophie Ward was born 30 December 1964, Sophie is an English actress and the daughter of actor Simon Ward. Sophie has started in the film Young Sherlock Holmes. Other early films included Return to Oz, Little Dorrit and A Summer Story, and shewas also the love interest in the video of Roxy Music’s song “Avalon”, not to mention A Village Affair. In August […]

Celebrity of the month | October 2013 | Musician | Horse

About Horse (born Horse McDonald, 22 November 1958, Newport on Tay, Fife, Scotland) is a Scottish female singer-songwriter. She has a wide following in the UK and worldwide and has touredwith Tina Turner and secured several record chart hits in Europe. She is noted mainly for her rich, sonorous voice, and The Scotsman referred to her as “one of Scotland’s all-time great vocalists, also possessed of a keen songwriting intelligence”. To celebrate […]

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

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 […]

Celebrity of the Month | September 2013 | Actor Edward Singletary jr

About: Born and raised in Orange County, California, actor/producer Edward Singletary, Jr., began his career on the stage. His regional theatrical credits include The Big Knife, Oliver, and Death of a Salesman. He co-starred in the feature film Thank You, Good Night, with Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Sally Kirkland, and in various national commercial […]

Celebrity of the month – August 2013 – Writer, Director Campbell X

About    Campbell X is an award-winning filmmaker. Her titles include the award winning BD Women (1994), Viva Tabatha (1996) and Paradise Lost (2003). She made Broken Chain (2008) a BBC/Film London in March 2008. Other titles include the award-winning Legacy (2006) which explores a personal take on the lasting impact of slavery on Black […]

July 2013 – Actress, Humanitarian, Mia Farrow

About Mia Farrow (born Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow; February 9, 1945) is an American actress, singer, humanitarian, and former fashion model. Farrow first gained wide acclaim for her role as Allison MacKenzie in the soap opera Peyton Place (1964–1969) and gained further recognition for her subsequent short-lived marriage to Frank Sinatra. An early film role, as Rosemary in Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby (1968), saw […]

June 2013 – Matthew Mishory

About: Filmmaker Matthew Mishory’s work has been shown in cinemas and at major film festivals and cultural institutions around the world and is permanently installed at the British Film Institute’s National Film Archive in London. His feature film debut, Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (official selection: Palm Springs, Seattle, Guadalajara, Rio de Janeiro, Transilvania, […]

Celebrity of the month | May 2013 – Author – Danielle Trussoni

About Danielle Anne Trussoni is an American writer. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including The New York Times Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review. Her book Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir was chosen as one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times. Trussoni was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and was […]

April 2013 – Writer, Commediene – Emma Kennedy

About Kennedy first met close friend Mel Giedroyc, who was appearing with the Cambridge Footlights, at the Edinburgh Festival in 1988. Later she became a script editor for Giedroyc’s double act with Sue Perkins, and for the Mel and Sue series Late Lunch, Kennedy worked as a writer. Kennedy presented the last series of The Real Holiday Show on Channel 4 in 2000. She has since made appearances […]

March 2013 – Author – Cheryl Klein

About Cheryl Klein’s first book, The Commuters: A Novel of Intersections, won City Works Press’ Ben Reitman Award. Her novel Lilac Mines was published by Manic D Press in 2009. She directs the California office of Poets & Writers, Inc. and previously co-edited the online queer fiction magazine Blithe House Quarterly. An alumna of UCLA […]

February 2013 – Filmmaker – Hattan Kattan

About A lifetime entrepreneur of Palestinian background, Hanan Kattan co-founded Enlightenment Business Solutions as an online marketing company that gives small businesses the tools for outstanding growth. It is the latest addition to her Enlightenment group of companies, which include film production, film sales, a record label and publishing arm. Her aim with Enlightenment Business […]

January 2013 – Filmmaker – Nicole Conn

About Nicole Conn, is a film director, producer, and screenwriter most famous for her debut feature, the lesbian love story, Claire of the Moon. In 2004, POWER UP! named Conn one of the top ten gay women in show business LnL Questionnaire Your favourite virtue? HONESTY!! Your favourite qualities in a man? Sensitivity and Humor […]

December 2012 – Comedien – Clare Summerskill

About “A Lesbian Victoria Wood” Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4 Clare Summerskill is a Lesbian Comedienne who performs an original cocktail of stand-up and comedy songs to Gay audiences up and down the country. She brings “Dyke” humour to the forefront of alternative comedy. “Clever and funny and far too close to the truth for […]

November 2012 – Actress, Producer and Aerialist. – Dreya Weber

About Dreya produced and starred in the feature films THE GYMNAST and A MARINE STORY both of which were directed by Ned Farr. They have received 48 awards at festivals internationally. including 7 Best Actress honors. Dreya conceived and choreographed Pink’s “Glitter In The Air”, performed at the 2010 Grammy awards and was a creative […]

October 2012 – Director – Monte Hellman

About Date of Birth12 July 1932, New York City, New York, USA  Birth Name Monte Jay Himmelman Mini Biography Cult director Monte Hellman has made a handful of offbeat, inventive and intriguing low-budget independent features throughout the years. His films are distinguished by slow pacing, vague but compelling plots and often obsessive characters. Hellman was […]

September 2012 – Author – J.E. Knowles

About J. E. Knowles was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, in 1972, grew up in Carter County, and first published in Phoenix at the age of seventeen. She then went to the University of Chicago, where she earned a B.A. and was a member of the Grey City Journal Editorial Collective. She also holds a Diploma in Jewish Studies from Oxford. […]

August 2012 – Musicians – Paper Aeroplanes

About “Paper Aeroplanes are an oasis of gravity in a cultural desert of frivolity, of emotion in a cold hearted world. If you’re not in tears by the end of A Comfortable Sleep then you’re either a Stalinist dictator or a statue. 9/10 “ Paul Kerr, Fourohfive 405 “Intimate, jaunty and confident lo-key pop with […]

July 2012 – Actress – Ruth Reynolds

About Ruth Reynolds was born the 6th of March 1987 in Pflugerville, Tx. She has four sisters and one brother. She attended Texas State University for two years studying English and Business. It is in College she discovered her love for acting. She moved to Los Angeles to follow her new found love. She recently […]

June 2012 – Author, Comedian – Julian Clary

About Julian Clary was born on the 25th of May 1959 in Surbiton, Surrey, to parents Brenda and Peter Clary – a younger brother for his two sisters Frances and Beverley. He was brought up in Teddington, South West London. Julian says: “My family don’t live there any more, but every time I go to […]

April 2012 – Writer, Actor – Valentine Palmer

About Valentine has spent some 35 years in the world of media and entertainment. His early career embraced leading roles in London’s West End, including Bill Sykes in “Oliver”, as well as many appearances in classic British TV shows like “Dr Who”, “Emmerdale” and “Minder”. For many years a well-known voice artist, Valentine later became […]

May 2012 – Comedienne – Rosie Wilby

About Comedian Rosie Wilby was a Funny Women Finalist 2006 and has taken 4 solo shows to Edinburgh Fringe, including 2009’s award winning The Science Of Sex. She has appeared on Radio 4 Loose Ends, Midweek and Woman’s Hour and has headlined gigs at Sydney Mardi Gras. She co-wrote and co-starred in short film The […]

March 2012 – Author – Sophia Blackwell

About Sophia Blackwell was born in Newcastle in 1982 and read English at Oxford, where she began her career as a spoken word artist. She has performed her poetry at some of the UK’s biggest festivals and venues and her first collection, Into Temptation, was published in 2009 by Tollington Press. Her other writings have […]

February 2012 – DJ – Denise Warner

About Denise Warner was born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY before graduating in 1986 and moving to Florida at the age of 17. After working as a disability case manager for 15 years, Denise made the leap into show business in 2005, doing a successful stand up comedy show at the legendary “Hershee Bar” […]

January 2012 – Author – Linda Grant

About Linda Grant born 15 February 1951 is a British novelist and occasional journalist. Linda Grant was born in Liverpool to a family of Russian and Polish Jewish immigrants.She was educated at The Belvedere School (Girls’ Day School Trust), read English at the University of York (1972 to 1975), then completed an M.A. in English at McMaster University […]

December 2011 – Poet – Eileen Myles

 About Eileen Myles operates in the art, writing, and queer performance scenes as a kind of observant flaneur. She is a poet, novelist, and performer who has written extensively on art and writing and the cultural scene. She was born in Cambridge, MA in 1949, and graduated from UMass (Boston) in 1971. She came to […]

November 2011 – Performer, Writer, TV and Radio Presenter – Amy Lamé

About Amy Lamé was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and moved to London in 1992. Working at London’s first out and proud lesbian and gay cafe-bar. Lamé quickly became prominent on London’s alternative scene. She has a distinctive look, a chubby glamour-puss with trademark fly-away black-rimmed spectacles and an ironic take on the 1950s […]

October 2011 – Musician – Sophie B Hawkins

About Sophie Ballantine Hawkins (born November 1, 1967, in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and painter. Her biggest hits are “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover”, “Right Beside You”, and “As I Lay Me Down”.Hawkins’s debut album, Tongues and Tails, was released in 1992. It achieved both worldwide […]

September 2011 – Director -Carolyn Reid

About Carolyn Reid, Director Jan’s Coming OutCarolyn is an experienced writer, director, camera operator and editorwho recently completed the feature documentary, ‘JAN’S COMING OUT’. Starting out as a stills photographer promoting bands in her native North East, she soon found herself in New York. Teaming up with a host of avant-garde artists, musicians, film-makers and […]

August 2011 – Musicians – O’Hooley and Tidow

About Between August and November 2009 at their home in Golcar, Huddersfield, Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow recorded an album, Silent June, which was released on 22 February 2010 to critical acclaim. It was one of MOJO magazine’s Top 10 Folk Albums of 2010 and won ‘Best Debut’ in the Spiral Awards, organised by Spiral […]

July 2011 – Actress, DJ – Cathy DeBuono

    LnL Questionnaire Your favourite virtue? integrity Your favourite qualities in a man? honesty, integrity, kindness and directness. Your favourite qualities in a woman? honesty, integrity, kindness and directness. Your main characteristic? authenticity What draws you most to your friends? self awareness and authenticity Given the opportunity what would you most like to change? the […]

June 2011 – CeLesbian – Jan Walker

About Jan Walker, star of the new feature length documentary, Jan’s Coming Out was married for 23 years before discovering her true sexuality.  Like many women who ‘come out’ later in life, she didn’t feel comfortable visiting the gay scene, even though she was brave enough to venture out alone onto Manchester’s Canal Street.  Determined […]

May 2011 – Author – Elena Moya

About Elena is the author of the wonderful new book the ‘Olive Groves of Belchite ‘Elena Moya grew up in the Mediterranean coastal town of Tarragona, near Barcelona. After graduating in Journalism from the University of Navarre, she worked for El Periodico de Catalunya, and won a Fulbright scholarship to do a Masters in Financial […]

April 2011 – Comedienne – Zoe Lyons

About Zoe Lyons is back on the road in 2011 with a brand new show ‘Clownbusting’, her second ever nationwide tour. She has in previous years performed three solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival to critical acclaim. She recently appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. “Always fizzling with indignation and throwing out a hugely enjoyable […]

March 2011 – Author – Tom Robbins

About Thomas Eugene “Tom” Robbins is an American author. His best-selling novels are serio-comic, often wildly poetic stories with a strong social and philosophical undercurrent, an irreverent bent, and scenes extrapolated from carefully researched bizarre facts. He is probably best known for his novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues which was made into a movie in 1993 by […]

February 2011 – Actress – Jill Bennett

About    LnL Questionnaire Your favourite virtue? Loyalty – many claim to have it, but few actually know the meaning of it.  Loyalty means sticking by those you love through anything. Your favourite qualities in a man? Strength, directness and the ability to let something go quickly. Your favourite qualities in a woman? Softness, empathy […]

January 2011 – Journalist – Jane Czyzselska

About Jane joined DIVA magazine when it launched in 1994. Ten years later, she was appointed Editor. Under her watch, DIVA has exploded in popularity to become the biggest selling lesbian publication in Europe. The likes of Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson have graced the cover, making it one of the coolest gay […]

December 2010 – Musicians – Over The Rhine

About Over the Rhine is an Ohio-based band the core of which is the husband-and-wife team of pianist/guitarist/bassist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/guitarist Karin Bergquist. The band originally began as a quartet with guitarist Ric Hordinski and drummer Brian Kelley. Ric left the band in December 1996 and Brian continued to play into 1997 before departing. Over the Rhine […]

November 2010 – Author – Karen Mcleod

About Karen McLeod is the author of the award winning In Search of the Missing Eyelash published by Vintage (the novel won a Betty Trask award). She is a cabaret performer and recently retired air stewardess. She has worked as a cleaner, a life model and a balloon seller. She lives in south London with […]

October 2010 – Poet – Stephen John Kalinich

About Stephen John Kalinich was born in Endicott, New York, America. He is a poet who has also collaborated with many musicians, includingP F Sloan, Art Munson, Kenny Hirsch,Randy Crawford, Mary Wilson of the The Supreme’s, Odyssey, Clifton Davis and Diana Ross. He wrote several songs for The Beach Boys including “Be Still”, “Little Bird” […]

September 2010 – Musician – Eddi Reader

About Eddi Reader MBE (born Sadenia Reader; 9 August 1959)is a Scottish singer, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solo career. She is the recipient of three Brit Awards and has topped both the album and singles charts.In 2003 she showcased the works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. […]

August 2010 – Author – Sarah Waters

About Sarah Waters was born in 1966 in Pembrokeshire, Wales. She studied English Literature at the universities of Kent and Lancaster, after which she worked in bookshops and libraries, before returning to postgraduate study. She then gained a Ph.D in English Literature, her field of study being lesbian and gay historical fiction, and also had […]

July 2010 – Musician – Jane Siberry

About Jane Siberry (born October 12, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario is a Canadian singer-songwriter, known for such hits as “Mimi on the Beach”, “I Muse Aloud”, “One More Colour” and “Calling All Angels”. She has also released material under the name Issa. Her music has drawn from a wide variety of styles, ranging from new […]

June 2010 – Author, Groupie – Pamela Des Barres

About Pamela Des Barres was born in los angeles. During elementary school, her father moved the family to southern California. Her mother was a housewife and her father worked for Anheuser-Busch and occasionally worked as a gold miner. She idolized The Beatles and Elvis Presley as a child, and fantasized about meeting and dating her […]

May 2010 – Actress – Minttu Mustakallio

About Minttu Mustakallio (born 23 July 1973) is a Finnish actress. She was born in Ylivieska, Finland and has acted in many Finnish TV dramas and several feature films.[1] She won a Jussi Award in 2005 as Best Supporting Actress in Producing Adults. She also worked as a writer for the television comedy series Ugrilampaat in 1999. Minttu e-mailed to […]

April 2010 – Author – Stella Duffy

About Stella Duffy is a writer and performer born in London who spent her childhood in New Zealand before returning to the UK. She has written twelve novels – seven literary novels published by Virago and Sceptre and five crime novels in the Saz Martin series, published by Serpent’s Tail. She has also written over […]

March 2010 – Musician – Ed Harcourt

About Born the third son of a British Army officer, his family home is the manor house of Wootton, East Sussex. He is a great-nephew of the food author Elizabeth David and of Nicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of Liddesdale, and a great-grand nephew of the one-time mayor of Eastbourne, Roland Gwynne. His brother is noted […]

February 2010 – Actress – Ruta Gedmintas

About In 2007, Ruta starred in the hit Showtime series The Tudors alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Henry Cavill. It was also picked up by the BBC and CBC and aired in October 2007. In January to March 2009, she performed in the Olivier Award-winning stage production of Spring Awakening. Ruta played Ilse, a childhood […]

January 2010 – Actress – Sherilyn Fenn

About Sherilyn was born Sheryl Ann Fenn in Detroit Michigan 1st February 1965. She is an American actress who came to fame over here as the sublime and mischievous ‘Audrey Horne’ in Twin Peaks- she really made that show what it is, a classic of American television. Sherilyn portrayed Elizabeth Taylor fantastically well and so […]

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