Gabrielle Talks Music and Equality: “We’ve Just Gotta Be Optimistic and Fight the Fight”

This year marked 25 years since the release of Gabrielle's debut single 'Dreams'. Reaching number one, a record at the time for highest chart position of a debut single from a solo female artist, the single set a precedent for an impressive back catalogue of tracks we all recognise and love. After an 11-year hiatus, …

On #BiVisibilityDay, People Are Using Twitter to Squash Myths of Bisexuality

Today is Bisexual Visibility Day, an important opportunity for people to understand more about bisexuality and what it means to be bisexual. It's also a chance for bisexual people to celebrate their identity and, we hope, have some fun at the same time. Proving once again how valuable a role social media can play in …

Courtney Act Unveils Trailer for New Dating Show ‘The Bi Life’

We shared the news with you earlier this month that Courtney Act was to host her very own dating show on E! focusing exclusively on bisexual dating. Well, to coincide with Bi Visibility Day today, the Drag Race alum has just shared the first teaser for the show which will begin on the channel on …

Trailblazing Shows ‘Strut’ and ‘The Prancing Elites Project’ Coming To All 4

Box sets of two popular LGBTQ+ U.S. shows are coming to All 4 this October and we can't contain our excitement! Docu-series 'Strut' and 'The Prancing Elites Project' will be both available to stream in their entirety when they arrive on All 4 on October 1st. Charlie Palmer, Managing Editor for All 4, said of …

Anchor and Hope – Review: “a reminder of the power in hope and aspiration”

‘Anchor and Hope’ Directed by: Carlos Marques-Marcet Written by: Carlos Marques-Marcet and Jules Nurrish Starring: Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer, and Geraldine Chaplin 'Anchor and Hope' is the story of Eva (Chaplin) and Kat (Tena), a young couple who live on a canal boat in London. When Kat's best friend, Roger (Verdaguer), arrives from Barcelona to catch …

Robyn is Releasing New Album ‘Honey’ Next Month and We Can’t Believe It!

This time last year, we'd have probably given up on the idea of a new Robyn album. In fact, when the Swedish singer surprised us with 'Missing U' just last month, we still had our doubts that a full body of work was anytime near. Fortunately for us, Robyn is about to deliver us the …

BBC Radio Leeds Launches New Thursday Night Show Aimed at LGBTQ+ Community

BBC Radio Leeds will be bringing a whole new sound to the airwaves on Thursday evenings as it unveils details of two brand new shows to launch tonight. The new-look Thursday nights will kickstart at 7pm tonight with 'The Scene'. Celebrating LGBTQ+ life across West Yorkshire, the show will be hosted by Oly Woodcock. Afterwards, …

‘SIX The Musical’ Soundtrack is Out Now and It’s A-MA-ZING

Reimagine Catherine of Aragon as Beyonce and Katherine Howard as Ariana Grande and you've essentially got the formula for the latest West End hit 'SIX The Musical'. Following the lives of Henry VIII's six wives (Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived), the musical is a modern-day twist on history and sees each wife take to …

Nominations for nOSCARS 2018, Celebrating Positive Impacts in Sexual Health for BAME Communities, Now Open

NAZ, the sexual health charity dedicated to delivering culturally-specific sexual health services to those historically left behind, has announced that the nominations for their 2018 nOSCARS (NAZ Oscars) are now open. Now in its seventh year, the nOSCARS celebrate the people, programmes and media making a positive difference to sexual health outcomes in BAME communities and …

Kylie Minogue Now The Favourite To Headline Glastonbury 2019

Kylie Minogue has had a pretty great last twelve months, let's be honest. Her latest album 'Golden' was released to rave reviews and her country-pop twang has helped introduce her to a whole new crowd. Well, Kylie's recent successes might just keep on going as she's now become the hot favourite to headline 2019's Glastonbury. …

70 Per Cent of Adults Feel Sex Education is Lagging as Most Never Learnt about Same-Sex Relationships

An alarming new study has shown that the majority of adults feel that the sex education classes they attended in school have left them uneducated and misinformed and that there's still a lack of education on same-sex relationships. The survey was conducted by CalExotics, one of the largest adult novelty retailers in the U.S., and showed how …

Tom Aspaul Returns With New Anthem ‘Going Down’

Singer-songwriter Tom Aspaul, perhaps most known for writing songs for Kylie Minogue and AlunaGeorge, is back with new music after a two-year (!!) wait. 'Going Down' is the first solo music we've been treated to from London-based Aspaul since his 'LEFT' EP and it's certainly worth the wait. The track, which is produced by George …

Big Brother’s Brooke Gets Emotional After Chat With Tomasz and Cian on Sexuality

ICYMI, Big Brother launched its civilian series on Friday. The show, which is to be the last on Channel 5 (boo!), saw fourteen housemates enter the infamous reality TV house. We've already seen a swift exit from Ellis and a few semi-heated flare-ups, so who knows what to expect from the rest of the show. In …

Sony Launches ‘Alpha Female’ Initiative to Amplify Voice of Female Creators

This weekend, Sony Electronics unveiled their 'Alpha Female' initiative in order to help amplify the voices of female creators trying to make it in the business. In response to the imaging industry's well-known challenges with diversity, the program will see promising talent given a real opportunity to help progress in their careers with mentorship and …

Rothwell Shares ‘Stop Calling’ Music Video Shot at Brighton Pride

We love us some Rothwell here at QWEERIST. We spoke to the Brighton-born pop starlet earlier this year when she released the amazing 'Left Me at the Party' and now she's back with another absolute banger. 'Stop Calling' sees Rothwell once again team up with the legendary Tim Powell, famed for his work with pop production …

Julien, the Trans Puppet, Is Here to Help Children Exploring their Gender Identity

Here's a bit of cute news to help you get through that Sunday morning hangover... The Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation has launched a series of awareness videos featuring the world's first trans puppet in a bid to help educate and inspire children who are exploring their gender identity. The initiative aims to develop the …

OkCupid Now Allows Users to Include Pronouns In Profiles

With over 57 million users around the world have used OkCupid at least once since the dating app was first introduced in 2004. Finally, daters will be able to include their chosen pronouns on their dating profiles. The dating site collaborated with GLAAD to ensure the feature was accurate in representation, allowing its many users …

Phoebe Waller-Bridge on ‘Killing Eve’: “Villanelle is a Psychopath, but a Real One”

'Killing Eve' is one of the most highly-anticipated shows of the year, and it comes to the BBC tonight in the UK. The spy thriller follows two very different women go head to head in a game of cat and mouse. Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfil her fantasies …

Steven Romero Talks New Single ‘Boyfriend’ and How Lady Gaga Inspires Him

Steven Romero is a young singer-songwriter from Los Angeles who brings the sweet nostalgia of teenage memories to life through addictive and catchy pop songs. Having worked with some of the biggest songwriters and producers to have worked with Ke$ha, Fifth Harmony, and Galantis, Steven is set to have a promising music career. To coincide …

Christina Aguilera Talks Possibility of a Duet with Britney Spears

If you'd have asked our fifteen-year-old selves whether we'd ever expected a Christina and Britney duet, we'd have laughed right in your face. Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears were both pitted against each other when they began their music careers. Both had come from the same Mickey Mouse Club background and both appealed to a …

Mariah Carey Points Lover To The Door In Video for ‘GTFO’

Mariah Carey is back, and aren't we glad about it! The best-selling female artist of all time (with 18 Hot 100 #1 hits) has just unveiled her latest single 'GTFO', and it's a sultry number that sits in nicely alongside her impressive back catalogue. The new song is a tempting first helping from her upcoming …

Kathy Griffin to Be Honoured With ‘Comedian of the Year’ Award at Palm Springs International Comedy Festival

It's safe to say that Kathy Griffin has had an interesting year, but one thing's for certain: she's never lost her comedic mojo. The comedian is to be honoured at the first Palm Springs International Comedy Festival in November. Griffin was chosen for her pull-no-punches style of comedy and for her raw and honest approach to …

Almost Half of Brits Will Turn Up to Work Feeling Too Tired Due to Pressure, Study Finds

New research has found that over a third of working Brits believe their mental health is affected due to tiredness and fatigue from the "always on" mindset that many businesses now expect their workers to have. Westfield Health found over one in ten (11%) of working brits have purposefully taken a nap at work, while …

Cher To Front October’s Attitude Magazine Alongside Andy Cohen and Rami Malek

Woah, Attitude magazine have well and truly outdone themselves this time!... Get ready to hear a lot from Cher very soon. Not only is the superstar releasing her 'Dancing Queen' album full of ABBA covers, but she's also fronting the latest issue of Attitude Magazine, alongside Andy Cohen and Rami Malek. In a world exclusive …

‘Pride of the People’ Museum Exhibition Brings Local LGBTQ+ History Out of the Closet

A new exhibition is due to open that will unearth the stories of some of the most prominent LGBTQ+ people to have lived in and around Thetford, Norfolk. The 'Pride of the People: Helping History Out of the Closet' exhibition at the Ancient House Museum in Thetford is set to explore many queer tales and themes …

Finland’s Biggest Department Store Launches Gender-Neutral Shopping Floor

Stockmann, Finland's largest department store, is set to make a bold statement as it launches a gender-neutral shopping floor that's open to all. Not only has the shopping floor been created thanks to changing demand and trends, but to also make a strong statement towards an inclusive shopping experience. The floor, which is currently due …