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Queer classics revisited

ROXY BOURDILLON DIPS HER TOE INTO THE WELL OF LESBIAN LITERATURE

I started reading about queer women long before I admitted I was one, to myself, my family or the girl I was secretly snogging at sleepovers. It’s funny how sometimes we can’t see what’s right under our nose, even if it’s literally french kissing us inside a sleeping bag. I was always magnetically drawn towards sapphic stories, eagerly devouring descriptions of same-sex longing with the ravenous appetite of… well, me; I’m pretty greedy. What with our books issue and the upcoming DIVA Literary Festival as my perfect excuse, I decided to revisit a few of my most treasured reads and take a trip down mammary lane.

The Well Of Loneliness

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Comedian, actor, author and all-round superstar Margaret Cho has been thrilling audiences around the world for more than 20 years, and we’re delighted to have her on our cover this month. In a revealing interview with Jane Czyzselska, she talks about “yellow face”, the threat of nuclear war, and her new provocative new show Fresh Off The Bloat. Also in this issue… Munroe Bergdorf joins the DIVA team! The King and I: Carrie Lyell meets tennis legend Billie Jean King The Hearts will go: Donna Deitch on the legacy of her iconic film Desert Hearts Toya Delazy: Roxy Bourdillon chats to the real life Powerpuff Girl Mo Kenney on her new record The Details Same-sex parenting 101: A handy guide to navigating life as a queer mama Write here, write now: Books editor Kaite Welsh looks ahead to National Novel Writing Month Queer classics revisited PLUS: Homotopia, travel and so much more!
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