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A QUEER PLAN FOR CUMBERLAND?

We raised concern to Cumberland Council about their lack of LGBTQ+ representation on their council plan.

Since this piece was written in Feb 2024 Queer Cumbria have worked with Joel Rasbash to review Cumberland Council plans […] Read More
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QUEER RAIL TRAIL!

This summer sees Queer Cumbria work along side Northern Rail and the Community Rail Partnerships to launch a queer art trail.

Queer Cumbria have partnered with Community Rail Partnerships and Northern Trains to create a queer art trail across the norther […] Read More

Body Wars

A poem by Louisa Rodriguez with art by Kai

Body Wars I was at war with my body. Started young, Wasn’t as I was told it should be, Teenager, […] Read More
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FROM KENYA WITH LOVE

Lilian and Cynthia moved to the UK to seek refuge after fleeing LGBTQ+ persecution in their home country of Kenya. They arrived in August 2022 and we are delighted they have made their new roots in Cumbria. Young reporter, Delilah Massey, meets with them to discover more about their past, present and future.

Lilian and Cynthia, I’ve known you for almost a year now.  I really love having you in my family’s life […] Read More

Queer as in Kiss Me

Photographer Ellen Dixon Captures Queer Joy

Nothing says queer joy more so than the work of Ellen Dixon, we caught up with the Newcastle based photographer […] Read More

The Mind Behind a Modern Queer Fairytale

We interview Daniel Sheen about his work, queer love and 90s nostalgia

Daniel Sheen he/him is a queer, multidisciplinary artist and writer, currently living in the UK. Right now Daniel is working […] Read More

Everything Gets Brighter as the Night Grows Darker

An interview with Author Daniel Sheen and an excerpt from his upcoming novel

ONCE UPON A TIME, there was a boy. Molten, dark, pale, silky soft, an accumulation of strange angles that never […] Read More

Everything is Plunder

Cover Artist James Stopforth - Someone we bloody love

The beautiful mind behind the cover for issue three of Queer Cumbria is James Stopforth, who used some of our […] Read More

Blood, Sweat and Teens

This year Woman Up is delivering interactive workshops to engage young people in education about periods to reduce stigma and empower students with more information about their own bodies.

We have opened a tin of period worms. By talking openly with people of all ages about their menstrual cycle, […] Read More

The Uncanniness of the Dead

A poem from a daughter to her mother

I watch her take the stairs one at a time she is hesitant but frenzied her hair is mussed from […] Read More

YOUR MA

A POEM FROM A MOTHER TO A DAUGHTER

Your Ma has been to war kid, A tiny counter on the board. Where every patriarchal move, Was conducted with […] Read More

It’s a Story of Love

Maureen Colquhoun & Babs Todd and their interconnectedness with iconic women past and present

It’s a story of love. It is also a story about the interconnectedness of women and northern landscapes, of shared […] Read More
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