“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”

-Audre Lorde

Welcome to our COVID-19 updates – we hope you are staying safe and well!


This week we want to highlight how you can access a bit of culture from home, through virtually exploring various exhibitions and galleries online!


If you’re gutted to be missing the Tate Modern Andy Warhol exhibition, fear not! Your can explore the Andy Warhol retrospective from the comfort of your sofa through a virtual tour. 


If you’re working from home whilst trying to keep your kids entertained or home-school, Tate also offer a Tate Kids section with activities, games and quizzes.


It’s not just the Tate that have moved online with virtual tours of exhibitions, museums all around the world are accessible from afar. Ranging from the British Museum, to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, to Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, use your extra time social distancing to take a digital stroll or two. 


Gay Times #Undistanced launched their first Virtual Gallery last week, which showcases the work of three LGBT+ creatives selected from submissions.
Check out the work of Jamie Elder, Alex Benecki and Janet Mutanen here.


If your tastes are more esoteric, check out this list of 12 digital art shows that you don’t need to leave the house for, compiled by Dazed.


This week we have been celebrating the L in LGBT+, with #LesbianVisibility day taking place on Sunday 26th April. Lesbian Visibility day gives us the opportunity to highlight how diverse the lesbian community is, with the help of aspirational role models within the community.


If you haven’t already, you can join in with Diva’s #LesbianVisibilityWeek – whether it be participating in one of their daily sessions, perusing the Diva Survey results or checking out the Visible Lesbian 100 list. It’s definitely worth a look!


In other news, we’re now accepting nominations for your #Queerantine Heroes!

We think it’s massively important to recognise the people who are working on the frontline during the COVID-19 crisis, especially when they are part of a minority group or are working tirelessly to support minorities.


It’s because of these individuals that the rest of us can stay safe – which is why we want to celebrate your #QueerantineHeroes at the 2020 British LGBT Awards!


Follow this link to nominate an individual who has given vital support to the LGBT+ community during the coronavirus pandemic. Whether they have fundraised for LGBT+ charities, supported homeless LGBT+ people, or risked their health as a frontline worker – we want to hear why they’re your #QueerantineHero.


  • The Tranz Form – a docuseries exploring the experiences of transgender people of colour.
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  • From ‘Drag Lockdown Bingo’ to raves to a ‘Big Gay Sing Along’, check out the events OutSavvy have collated here.
  • Join in with the latest isolation challenge – pillowcase dressing. 
  • If you’re in London, you could’ve a DIY clay kit sent to your home.
  • 21 quarantine date ideas for friends, partners, and first dates.