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Beyoncé Launches 100 Days of Kindness in Support of LGBTQ Students

SEEN can only applaud the initiative by Beyoncé in which the singer launched 100 Days of Kindness in opposition to the discriminatory ‘Bathroom Bill’ – President Trump’s abandonment of protection of the right of transgender students to use the bathroom appropriate to their gender reassignment.

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Will and Grace Set to Return in New Series

SEEN is already mixing the martinis in anticipation of a show that, according to some, advanced LGBTQ+ acceptance into the mainstream, as no other. Yes, Will Grace, and Karen are back! Their fabulous trailer mercilessly mocks the whole concept of a ‘comeback’ with the show’s trademark sniping, undermining, play on words, ‘It means AirBoy-on-Boy!’ and even a barnstorming Broadway-style number.

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Barbican: Being Ruby Rich

Housed within London’s premier cultural centre, Barbican Cinema, in collaboration with Club des Femmes and in association with Birkbeck College, is delighted to announce Being Ruby Rich – a unique series of screenings and events hosted by feminist writer, critic and academic B. Ruby Rich.

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LGBT Videos Restricted on Youtube

Despite the democratisation of the internet, lauded by many as a triumph for marginalised voices, YouTube seems very contrary in the taking down of LGBT content. YouTube is a platform where LGBTQ+ vloggers can connect with others all over the world, providing a much-needed forum of support and visibility, particularly for young people. However, it seems that YouTube filters out much of this content as it is deemed ‘unsuitable’ for families and children.

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Lady Gaga’s Superbowl Show: Executive Disorder

Readers of SEEN will be unsurprised to hear that we are admirers of Lady Gaga, particularly because of her unashamed LGBTQ stance. Readers of SEEN will be equally unsurprised to learn that Donald Trump is poised to enact legislation that rolls back LGBTQ rights.

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The Women’s March in London: Sisters Assemble!

It was very heartening to see the groundswell of support all over the world for the Women’s Marches, easily outstripping the rather subdued turnout for President Trump’s inauguration, which was rather the point. It was a true family affair with women, men, children, and LGBTQ people of all ages venturing out to support peace and demonstrate solidarity with Washington DC’s Women’s March.

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Home: Where Do We Go From Here?

Tate Britain will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuals next year. In the wake of the Orlando massacre, with the vitriol of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, and in a world where more than seventy-five countries still criminalise being gay, LGBTQ rights are still in a precarious position, despite advances made recently in understanding, compassion and acceptance. HOME is a book commissioned by Grindr to explore the role of “safe spaces” – both physical and virtual – in the development of LGBTQ+ identities: the perfect companion to the Tate Britain exhibition.