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In case you missed it...

MONTHLY ROUND-UP OF NEWS, BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUTNEWS GLOBAL EDITOR AJ

POLITICS: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE NARROW-MINDED

What with Brexit, a Labour Party leadership challenge and Theresa May becoming our second female prime minister in history, it’s been difficult to avoid politics this past month.

History was made when out lesbian Justine Greening was selected for the cabinet as education secretary and minister for women and equalities, taking over from Nicky Morgan who had previously held the role for two years.

Claiming to have the Labour Party’s best interests at heart, Angela Eagle led a Labour leadership challenge and then subsequently withdrew. Bad press and fears for her safety led to the cancellation of advice surgeries in her constituency of Wallasey on advice from police. Another dramatic turn of events saw Andrea Leadsom, who opposes same-sex marriage, quit the Tory leadership bid after making her views known about the equal marriage law, citing “hurt caused to many Christians”.

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Our September issue cover star is chat show host Ellen DeGeneres Also in this issue Jack Monroe: My crowdfunding success story PLUS a tasty new recipe Phyll Opoku-Gyimah: Why we must support #BlackLivesMatter Vicky Beeching: How to survive the toughest of times Heather Peace shares her tips on preparing for parenthood Eleanor Margolis on why there’s nothing more lesbian than a boy crush Jay Bernard on the inspirational Sisters Uncut Why are 73% of lesbian and bi women still not fully out at work? Gemma Whelan: the Game of Thrones star on why she loves kissing women Hope Powell: Changing the game for women’s football Mrs & Mrs Spraggan: Lucy and Georgina share their wedding day with us Sophie Ward interviews Liz Carr on her new musical Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.
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