Yesterday, Olympic medal-winning diver Tom Daley told the world (via YouTube) that he is happily dating a man. I first read about this on the BBC news website and straight away pounced on the fact that, although Daley said he still fancied women, the article contained no mention of the word bisexual. I erroneously attributed... Continue Reading →
Win tickets to the Irreverent Dance Showcase!
Last July, I wrote about how my first adventures with Irreverent Dance (then in its infancy) resulted in me learning more ballet than I thought I could in 8 classes. This summer, I told you about how a bunch of us danced through central London as part of the annual Pride parade. Now, to celebrate... Continue Reading →
Ditch the Label
Ever had someone assume something about you because of the way you look or dress? Do others sometimes use the colour of your skin, your gender, sexuality or hobbies to pigeon hole you... or worse? If not, then you are very lucky indeed. Did you know that 69% of young people in the UK experience... Continue Reading →
Introducing… Rubyyy Jones’ new sex column!
Hello there! Lovelyyy to meet you, my name is Rubyyy Jones and I'm going to be your non-expert, sex expert here on Rarely Wears Lipstick. I'm planning on covering a range of topics about sex, sexuality and sexual identity and would also love to hear from you, in the comments or on twitter, about what... Continue Reading →
Irreverent Dance do Pride
Back in May, I received an email from the diversity officer at work about what we could do to celebrate this year's Pride Festival. I clicked the link and browsed the events on offer, but one thing stood out to me about everything else... you could apply to be an official walking group in the... Continue Reading →
All About Trans
When you have never met a person who belongs to a particular group, it can be difficult to see theings from their point of view. When you've not chatted to someone who is different to you in a certain way, it can be hard to realise why certain things affect them more. If you work... Continue Reading →
Abuse, discrimination and solidarity
Have you ever been yelled at in the street or discriminated against because of your gender? Laura Bates has, and she set up the Everyday Sexism Project in 2012 to document women's routine experiences of prejudice in order to prove how bad the problem is and create some solidarity. Since then, the project has helped... Continue Reading →
QUILTBAG: Labels, acronyms and explanations
I don't know if you've noticed, but the LGBT acronym keeps getting more letters added to it. This is great when you want to include more people, but not so great for those of us who are a bit forgetful. What do we add next? Which order do the letters come in? Have I forgotten... Continue Reading →
Rarely Wears Lipstick Awards 2013
Back in January, I announced that I would be celebrating my blog's birthday rather than my own this year, and planned to do it by giving out some awards. Ten years of blogging deserves an awards ceremony, don't you think? I asked my readers to nominate wonderful people, organisations and brands - so that the... Continue Reading →
RWL Awards: The Winners!
Last night was the first, and perhaps only, Rarely Wears Lipstick Awards Ceremony. When I had the idea last year to create my own awards bash, I really didn't think it through but - with the help of my nearest and dearest - it turned into a proper polished celebration of the work of many... Continue Reading →