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YOU DON’T OWN ME: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LESLEY GORE

Like all the best pop music, there’s something quintessentially queer about Lesley Gore’s hits. From the feminist anthem You Don’t Own Me to the campy splendour of It’s My Party, Gore made bubblegum pop songs that have endured for over 50 years. Self-confessed fanboy Trevor Tolliver uncovers the stories behind the hits, showing how Gore explored her lesbian identity while maintaining a hyper-hetero public persona. The biography is scrupulously researched, which will please the die-hard fan, and with an inset of gorgeous photographs for more casual readers.

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Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story, Carol, 12 Years A Slave) talks with refreshing openness about her work, her relationships and inadvertently coming out in our in depth interview with her. Also in this issue: BFI Flare - Our pick of this years festival. Kaitlyn Alexander. Will "the lesbian Netflix" change the face of lez and bi culture? Transgender parenting. Interactive artist and activist Maya Choudhury. What is life like for those who are queer and autistic? LGBT history in museums. DIVA's history quiz. Jacky Fleming. Why has bi-activist Charlotte Dingle befriended her school bully? Meet the couple behind lesbian card company, Slamsister designs. Travel with us to Spanish lesbian resort, Bambu or find romance in New York. Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.
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