A Day in the Life

A day in the life of Maxine 10: Can you be non-scene... and single?

Posted by Maxine - London... on 15 February 2015

There are places to go in all areas of London thanks to entrepreneurial lesbians. The future is pointing to our need to support lesbian promoters who can negotiate the spaces we want, to do the things we want.

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A Day in the Life of Maxine... (9): Coming Out Later in Life

Posted by Maxine - London... on 09 February 2015

I've seen a flood of new members of London Lesbian Singles who are coming out later in life. The most common statement I've heard is 'it's time to put myself first'. The second most common statement I hear is 'I feel like I missed out'.

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A Day in the Life of Maxine... (8) : Defying labels

Posted by Maxine - London... on 27 January 2015

Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined. Toni Morrison

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A Day in the Life of Maxine... (7)

Posted by Maxine - London... on 18 January 2015

We're launching the fundraising drive on 7th March at Labels. Promoting the launch makes me feel like I'm living in a real life 'tale of two cities'. I notice the divide between those for and against the oppressed. Some people think that asylum seekers should make a cuppa and wade through the UN Declaration of Human Rights while dodging bullets. That's assuming they've heard of it. 

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A day (eh hem...week) in the life of Maxine (6)

Posted by Maxine - London... on 11 January 2015

My attitude was 'privacy is a lot like your virginity, once it's gone you can never get it back'. Then just over a year ago I learnt the difference between secrecy and privacy. It's virtually impossible to connect with secret people. On the other hand, private people have their boundaries and things they keep secret but have decided to be open about aspects of themselves and their lives.

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A Day in the Life of Maxine... (5)

Posted by Maxine - London... on 07 January 2015

I'm definitely the rebel teen that always wants to party and causes people to miss their curfew. Then there's my big gay brother who is full of sensible advice one minute and then gives up and joins the party. I've got a sensitive big sister who always seems to know when I need a big hug. My lesbian cousins are there for those one to one chats about stuff that life sends my way. Oh and don't forget the studious middle sister who is my conscious.

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A day in the life of Maxine... (4)

Posted by Maxine - London... on 31 December 2014

'Tis the season to be with extended family

I've finally figured out the recipe for a family Christmas when you're single. So perhaps you can print this out and keep it for next year to save yourself a lot of trouble.

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A day (eh hem... year) in the life of Maxine (3)

Posted by Maxine - London... on 22 December 2014

A couple of months ago I went to a friends 40th birthday dinner. About ten of us decided to go onto Heaven nightclub to finish the night. When I arrived, I was told it was 'members only' even though my friends had just gone in.

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A day (eh hem... year) in the life of Maxine (2)

Posted by Maxine - London... on 22 December 2014

So who pays for dinner and other dating dilemmas?

The good news is that it's never been easier for women to meet each other in London. We've got a
lively scene, dating websites/apps, meetup groups and more. But if you've been in a relationship
for donkey's years and you're not brimming with confidence it can seem a bit like brave new world.

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A Day in the Life... croaking to Christmas

Posted by Naomi Bennett on 19 December 2014

Thankfully NYE this year is looking to be a good one, with 8 parties to choose from! There is something for every music taste, location and budget. Read of NYE run down to decide - getting tickets in advanced is recommended to prevent disappointment!

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Sock matching in the dark

A Day in the Life... Naomi vs. mornings!

Posted by Naomi Bennett on 16 December 2014

As always, I can’t go too far as who knows if it will be an 8 or a 12 car train. The excitement of never knowing?!? Hey, will it even arrive? Will it be on time? Will there be a seat? Edge of my pants kind of questions that make me love my commute (can you hear my sarcasm?!?)...

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A day (eh hem...week) in the life of Maxine (1)

Posted by Maxine - London... on 08 December 2014

"Let's all write a manifesto for our dream year..."

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My First Manchester Pride – Sunshine and Fun Times

Posted by Sarah Lavender on 10 September 2014

After 8 years of revelling at prides around the country, I somehow have never made it to Manchester Pride until this year. 
 

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A Day in the Life of... Ingo (2)

Posted by Wotever World on 16 August 2014

It started over a soup in Warsaw believe it or not. My then partner was a musician and tech person and had been part of what I did with my events prior, but sitting there in Warsaw (where we did a mega show/party for over 700 people, but that is a totally different story & blog) we talked about the lack of 'middle' stages in London.

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A Day in the Life of... Ingo (1)

Posted by Wotever World on 15 July 2014

Hi, my name is Ingo and I run and create all Wotever World's shows, events, workshops and tours. I work with an amazing crew who add their flavour and take on things how and what Queer Life in London, Europe mean NOW. We call ourselves Queers and we are a variety of trans, dykes, gays, bears, academics; and in various transitions... 

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Pride in London Parade - A Planeteer Perspective

Posted by Planet Nation on 05 July 2014

So if you want to have a Pride that actually makes you feel proud rather than drunk and disorientated (you still have plenty of time to do this after the march) and you want to march for a group who support the LBQ community unlike others who just want to take your money, lie to you and that will not help you in the slightest (I mention no names and I tell you no lies), I urge you to march with Planet London next year. I will be back and this time I want to ride my own tricycle and see if we can’t get some tricycle tricks going!!!

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Chart a Chick

Posted by Planet Nation on 16 August 2013

There's a new website for women based in London Town. The two female owners have really got "it" going down! The site has many cool features and most are free to use. There's dating for singles or couples and lots more to amuse. If you're in a band or an artist, why not create a page? Add gig dates or advertise events, it won't take an age. Why not promote your business, if you have one? This is a unique online community, a place to have fun. Upload photos and videos or simply log in to engage. There's so many services in fact a whole range!

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