Fiction

The Hare and the Otter by Liz Chadwick Pywell | Pride Month

Yesterday I saw a hare. I had removed my clothes for the task I had set myself, ready to let the weeds pull me down like Ophelia, but when she appeared, I paused. I felt the draw of her blood. From a distance, she was a speck only, a dust ball, and then, as she… Continue reading The Hare and the Otter by Liz Chadwick Pywell | Pride Month

Fiction

Shona by Connor Brennan | Pride Month

SCENE 1, SCHOOL TOILETS, DAY, INT Set in 2020, in an all girls high school in the south of Ireland.  Cian (13 years old, slim build, short hair and in the process of transitioning into a boy) sits in his school uniform (including skirt) in a toilet cubicle, watching a tiny spider crawl over his… Continue reading Shona by Connor Brennan | Pride Month

Poetry

Acid Attack Survivor – A Rose Phoenix by Aparna | Pride Month

Bowing down to her inner strength, furious sufferings, didn't dare to scare her Acknowledging her continuous strive to breathe, once antagonist soul, then started to support her Knowing her deep desire to smile again, flow of sorrowful tears surrendered before her Agreeing to her decision for living more, all her wounds kept healing,to help her… Continue reading Acid Attack Survivor – A Rose Phoenix by Aparna | Pride Month

Poetry

Mature by Jade Mutyora | Pride Month

I won't beg you to love me unworthy as I am nor will I promise you an earth that isn’t mine to give I won’t simplify your history by pointing out that I could disprove your theory of unlovability if you’d only let me try I won’t convince you that white women don’t manifest their… Continue reading Mature by Jade Mutyora | Pride Month

Poetry

Among Ruins by Serena Piccoli | Pride Month

to Alexandra We 2 stand tall among ruins I don't look around anymore, like when I was alone, now I only have time to get into your eyes\belly\breast\mouth\vagina\arms and I do not see the burning dust I remember the runaways that feel illegal in your country those who don't know where to start because they’ve… Continue reading Among Ruins by Serena Piccoli | Pride Month

Non-Fiction

Being British Asian and Pansexual by Keenal Majithia | Pride Month

The LGBT+ community amongst British South Asians, whilst largely quiet, is making slow, discreet waves. Well, more like ripples underground. A stand out line from the movie Bend it like Beckham, after Tony’s admission of ‘I’m gay’, is Jess responding with ‘but you’re Indian!’, suggesting the two to be mutually exclusive. The movie was released… Continue reading Being British Asian and Pansexual by Keenal Majithia | Pride Month

Poetry

rather be me by Linda M. Crate | Pride Month

"hey, queer girl!" at first those words stung, but now they are part of my anthem; because i refuse to let any rain get me down my heart is a rainbow full of love and light— you tried, girl, but no one can bring down a goddess who only knows how to rise with the… Continue reading rather be me by Linda M. Crate | Pride Month

Poetry

Sapiosexual by Ciara Maxfield | Pride Month

Come here let me undress ur mind, leave the clothes on. Get naked with ur thoughts. I touch you with no hands. Let me feel how u create new wonders of how to please my soul. Dig deep into the inner you and drag out your inner self, bringing out the passionate lover.. give me… Continue reading Sapiosexual by Ciara Maxfield | Pride Month

Blog

Celebrating Pride Month – We Need You!

This pride month, we want to showcase and celebrate the voices of as many LGBTQ+ writers as possible, and we want to hear from you! How can you get involved? If you identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and have any fiction, non-fiction or poetry to share with the world, please send them… Continue reading Celebrating Pride Month – We Need You!