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Queer guide to polyamorous London

If you’re beginning to explore the wonderful queer world of polyamorous London, then here’s my guide to all the dating apps, events, podcasts and parties that you’ll probably want to know about. I only started fully embracing the polyamorous community…

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How to be fabulous when spending Christmas alone

For many people, the idea of spending Christmas alone sounds like the most tragic thing in the world. But trust me, it actually can be quite fabulous. In fact, I’ve chosen to be alone of Christmas Day three times in…

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Review: ABBA Super Troupers exhibition

The new ABBA exhibition opened today in London – so, of course, I had to go. My love for the Swedish supergroup is undeniable. Having been a campy queer teenager in Australia when Muriel’s Wedding and Priscilla, Queen of the…

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Review: The Baxter Hostel Edinburgh

The Baxter Hostel in Edinburgh is a boutique ‘poshtel’ in the centre of the city. First opened in 2014, this small but charming hostel is situated above a pub near Edinburgh Waverley train station and features a selection of dorm…

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Fabulous things to do in London this autumn

Are you visiting London this autumn? Or a local looking for the best that your city has to offer over this fabulously festive season? Well, luckily for you, I’ve handpicked the best of everything the UK capital has to offer…

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Can women be drag queens?

— This blog was originally published on International Women’s Day 2018 — Jeeeeeez, what a week. I usually shy away from topics like this but frankly, after the last couple of days, I’m pretty mad at the world. I’ve faced…

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Barcelona Pride: everything you need to know

Considered to be the biggest LGBT+ Pride celebration in the Mediterranean, with over 200,000 people taking part in the celebrations each year, Barcelona Pride is a wonderful time to visit the city. This cosmopolitan beach city hosts one of the…

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Queer Edinburgh Fringe guide

Have you always wanted to visit Edinburgh Fringe but never been sure how to do it or what to expect? As the world’s largest arts festival, it can be a bit of daunting experience – and an expensive one too.…

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Review: easyHotel Old Street

The recently refurbished easyHotel Old Street is a budget 3-star hotel located near the Barbican in East London. Having reopened its doors in July 2019, this new-look hotel is housed in a redbrick building with arched windows right on Old Street…

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