Resources for Pride Month

its pride month! and as a collective with many queer members, we thought it was only right to make something to celebrate! this is a list of resources for prIDE month - including people to follow, podcasts, performers and performances, sober queer spaces, books and general online reading, as well as organisations that you can support or that can support you.  This list is a mixture of theatre related and non-theatre related things, and we hope that it will be useful to everyone in some way. It is of course important to recognise the importance of intersectionality when it comes to conversations about Lgbtq+ rights, and we have endeavoured to include as much representation of this as possible . We'd really love to receive feedback and suggestions of things to add to this list - if you'd like to make a suggestion, you can contact us here or ON ANY of our social media pages. Happy pride month!

(scroll down to read the full list, or use the sidebar to go to specifIc sections!)

People to follow

Instagram

 

- Eva Bloom (@whatismybodydoing) - a LGBTQ+ sex educator

- wednesday holmes (@hellomynameiswednesday) - a non-binary artist who makes cute comics about queerness

- Maya (@molecularmaven) - a female biologist discussing being a queer woman in science. 

- Ericka Hart (@ihartericka) - an advocate for the acknowledgement of queer and black experiences in cancer treatment.

youtube

- Stevie Boebi -  videos about lesbian sex education and teenage homelessness

Everyone is Gay - advice for those confused or struggling with their sexuality or indentity. 

- Jackson Bird - a trans writer and activist making "lgbtq+ videos that make you think"

- Rowan Ellis - videos about pop culture from a feminist and queer perspective

- Jameela Jamil - a youtube channel with some excellent interviews about queer experiences - notably this interview with Sam Smith and this interview with Beanie Feldstein.

- Jessica Kellgren-Fozard - videos about queerness and disability and the intersection of the two, including historical profILes and videos about accessibility in queer spaces

- Ash Hardell - videos about their experience of being trans, and the ABCs of LGBT series.

Other Youtube Resources

- this video on how to be a better ally

- Extreme(ly) queer muslims - a video series featuring queer muslim voices.

My Genderation - A youtube channel of short Films about transgender experiences, made for and by trans people 

- this video on what compulsory heterosexuality is and why it is bad. 

Media

- autostraddle - an blog website/community for queer women

 

- AZ Magazine - a magazine for queer ethnic minorities.

Louche magazine - an independent print magazine about drag and queer performance. 

Podcasts

- The Hormone Diaries - A podcast about sex hosted by Hannah Witton with many episodes about queer experiences.  

Queer as Fact - queer history podcast

I Weigh - A podcast hosted by Jameela Jamil with a recent episode focusing on trans rights

- Dyking Out - a lesbian and lagbtq podcast for everyone, hosted by carolyn bergier and melody kamali

 

- the meg-john and justin podcast - an intersectional and refLective sex and relationships podcast

Performers and performances

- Travis Alabanza - a queer artist, performer and writer

 

- victoria sin - a queer artist interrupt normative processes of desire, identiFIcation, and objectifIcation.

- teddy lamb -  A non-binary writer and performer based in East London

- 'what’s good party’ - an online queer party produced and hosted by drag artist Shakona FIre

- Soroya Marchelle has been hosting their online drag show, ‘hi guys it’s me’ - click the link for more info

- The coccoa butter club  - A Cabaret Collective dedicated to showcasing & celebrating performers of colour, currently hosting instagram live lessons on various performer skills

Sober queer spaces

Gay's the Word  - a london-based independent LGBT specialist bookshop

 

- Salsa Rosada - LGBTQ+ salsa classes

Centred - LGBTQ+ speciFIc community events

- Queer Culture Club - an inclusive queer collective in london

to FInd spaces and events in your area, you can use this search tool on the stonewall website 

organisations (that you can help or that can help you!)

 

- pop n' olly - an organisation providing educational resources on lgbtq+ relationships for kids 

- this master list contains organisations that help queer ethnic minorities, and can be sorted by location

- AKT - provide LGBTQ+ people with help with housing 

The Outside Project - LGBTQ+ homeless shelter and community centre

- Kaleidoscope - working to uphold human rights for LGBTq+ people around the world

- Just like us - encouraging young lgbtq+ people to be role models in their schools

Mental Health Resources

Helplines
 

- Mindline Trans+ - 03003305468

- LGBT Switchboard - 03003300630

online

Things to Read

Fiction
 

- Boy Meets Boy - David Levithan

- Rubyfruit Jungle - Rita Mae Brown

- The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller 

- Girl Meets Boy - Ali Smith

 - Her Body and Other Parties -  Carmen Maria Machado

- Rainbow Milk - Paul Mendez 

- Felix Ever-After - Kacen Callender

- Lets talk about love - claire kann

non-Fiction

- Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? - Jeanette Winterson 

- Gay Berlin - Robert Beachy

 

- An Underground Life - Memories of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin  - Gad Beck

 - The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister - Anne Lister

- The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson

- I am your Sister - Audre Lorde 

- The Gender Games - Juno Dawson

- Uncomfortable Labels - Laura Kate Dale

poetry

 - Running Up on the Wires - Kate Tempest

- Love Poem - Audre Lorde 

- A Letter to White Queers, A Letter to Myself - Andrea Gibson 

 

- Not Me - Eileen Myles 

Plays

- Last Summer at BluefIsh Cove - Jane Chambers

- Neaptide - Sarah Daniels

- Eve - Jo Clifford

Online Reading

- Five Trailblazers You Should Know: Pride Edition - an educational resource about black LGBTQ+ fIgures.

- queering theatre criticism - an essay about how journalists should approach theatre about queer stories

We hope you've enjoyed this list and that it's been useful to you in some way! you can view our previous list on resources for the pandemic here. Next months list will be on being an activist and making activist theatre, and if you'd like to be the fIrst to know when it's ready, you can sign up to our mailing list!