Saturday , 20 July 2019

Tag Archives: The Guardian

You can trust me; I’ve done drag – a response to Everett

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  I have a confession to make. I have a problem with Rupert Everett. Usually I have to pause for a moment while I remember that he is NOT Richard E Grant. He was NOT in Withnail and I. It’s not something that I lie awake at night and worry about; God knows I have enough problems, and none of ...

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Poetic examination of same-sex love wins top award

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  A poet has won the Guardian first book award for his collection of poems exploring the experiences of gay men. Andrew McMillan, aged 27, has become the first poet to win the £10,000 prize since it was established in 1999 with his collection, which is entitled Physical. The Guardian’s books editor and one of the competition’s judges, Claire Armitstead, ...

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Sex changing tree confuses scientists

Fortingall Church, Perthshire. The yew can be seen to the left of the picture.

The oldest tree in Britain appears to have changed its sex, confusing prominent scientists.   The Fortingall Yew, which is based in a Perthshire churchyard, is estimated to be between 3,000 and 5,000 years old and has long believed to be male.   Male yew trees release pollen while female trees produce bright red berries.   However, last month the ...

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Lack of understanding of ageing LGBT population is cause for concern

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Concerns over consideration of LGBT people in social care have recently been raised by The Guardian, with the newspaper has describing the 1.2 million elderly lesbian and gay population as ‘the invisible population.’ A new project is highlighting the requirements of the older LGBT community with the objective of discovering the best ways to provide support. The National LGB&T Partnership, ...

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Alan Cumming portrait unveiled in Edinburgh

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A new portrait of Alan Cumming, an out bisexual LGBTI rights and Yes campaigner, has been unveiled in an Edinburgh gallery. The portrait, by Gibraltar-born artist Christopher Hook, will replace the photograph of the Queen on the ground floor of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Cumming, who attended the unveiling, described it as the “biggest honour” of his life. The ...

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