Carlisle’s Iconic Kiss

An image speaks a thousand words!

A now iconic image portraying queer power, photographer Stephen Benson offers us a short personal insight into our first ever […] Read More

100 Years of Youth Culture

70s Carpets and Goths on rocks - Mac Benson tells us a little about their Youth Culture archiving project

In 2022 I had the pleasure of working with the Museum of Youth Culture to collect and exhibit images of […] Read More
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Film | Queer in Cumbria

A local filmmaker explores queerness across generations

Created by Jade Ward, Queer in Cumbria is a short documentary designed to highlight and elevate queer voices while also […] Read More

Poem | 25 and F*ck

a poem by cj pitcher

Middle pit, stomach Anxiety thick Life’s a kick in the gut Anxiety, cut the glut Forever stuck in a rut […] Read More

Enjoying the Queer Outdoors

time to get muddy with Lakes Queer Adventures

“I love rolling around in mud, climbing up trees, and running around, that’s all I can say.” 26-year-old Tessa Higgs […] Read More

Emerging Artist QA | Ruben

A message for the generation above me is that we need to protect the younger generation of queer youth

Tell us a bit about you… Im Ruben, a seventeen your old trans artist from Carlisle. I currently work digitally […] Read More

True Colours | Join a Youth Arts Project

Young people from PiNC tell us more about a new queer art project open now!

When some think of Pride and LGBTQIA+, it is often faced with scrutiny of being one-dimensional and dubbed uncreative or […] Read More

Poem | I Wanna be a Star

a poem by R Borgia

The stars are what humans use to define beauty. To define peace. The stars prove the subjectivity of beauty that […] Read More

Inclusive Feminism | Woman UP!

our friends at woman up tell us their plans and ambitions for an organisation geared up for inclusivity

Woman Up provides spaces and a platform for women to share their ideas, stories and achievements with other women, challenging discrimination […] Read More

Its Always Been Queer | Urania

A brief introduction to Thomas Baty, proving its been queer up 'ere for ages!

Born in Carlisle in 1869, gender- radical Thomas Baty was an international lawyer, writer, and editor of the genderqueer journal […] Read More

Trans Youth on Record

A new documentary aims to tell the stories of trans and non binary cumbria

I guess what I’m getting at is that, what you’re filming and creating is chaotic, and a chaotic process, you […] Read More