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VOICES FROM THE FUTURE

WHAT WILL 2016 LOOK LIKE FOR QUEER WOMEN IN MUSIC? IF 2015 WAS ANY INDICATOR, IT’LL BE ANOTHER BOUNDARY-PUSHING YEAR, SAYS CHARLOTTE RICHARDSON ANDREWS
Out Canadian songstress Jordan Alexander – due to make waves in 2016

Across both the mainstream and the underground, 2015 saw women use their voices and bodies to challenge, disrupt and complicate norms – eliciting everything from mild interest to attention-grabbing headlines, pushing forward conversations around identity, sexuality and desire in the process.

Genderqueer became mainstream news as a handful of high-profile young artists threw two fingers up to the binary. Feted rapper Angel Haze came out as agender (following a protracted break-up with Ireland Baldwin, sob) while Miley Cyrus declared herself genderqueer, turning a familiar rite of passage – wholesome child Disney star comes of age, goes wild – into an unexpectedly dyke-y spectacle: hanging with Joan Jett, hooking up with model Stella Maxwell, setting up LGBT youth charity Happy Hippie Foundation, wearing a 10” strap-on on stage and writing an ode to pussy in the song Bang Me Box.

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In the new issue Ellen Page talks to us – and you – about coming out and playing gay in her new movie Freeheld, alongside the great talent that is Julianne Moore. We've also spoken to Carrie-Ann Moss (AKA Trinity from The Matrix) about her role as a lesbian lawyer in the new Netflix series Jessica Jones. Our First Ladies feature looks at the world's most influential LGBT political figures in the corridor of power. Charlotte Cooper talks Fat Power and why fat activism is important to anyone who cares about social change. Sarah Outen shares her rowing home to marry story. Also in this issue: Alicya Eyo Bi-commodification Cherry Jones Sober Start Margaret Cho Find Your Balance Big Joanie Stay protected online Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.
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