LGBT/Queer Wedding Magazine Project open for submissions!

Well hello there, it’s been a while!

I can’t guarantee this post will suddenly cause a surge of posts (probably not) but whilst i’m on here I wanna make this one count! 

And Today’s Topic is LGBT Wedding Magazines so here we go….

I have noticed a serious lack of LGBT Wedding Magazines that cater to what I want to see (I can’t describe the theme I want in words but here’s my pinterest board to give you some inspiration) and I came up with the idea of starting my own that which is Rainbow mag possibly just Rainbow i’m not sure yet (predictable title much ? Ha!). The problem is I have a complete lack of connections and cannot possibly provide enough content on my own to keep this an on going project. That is where you lovely people of the internet come into it; I would like for this project of mine to be partly reader submission based with a few contributors who don’t mind not being payed for this. You do not need any fancy qualifications or have to ever been published.

Submission content can include but is not limited to:

-Articles on the subject of LGBT Marriage/Weddings/Civil partnerships.-

-Cute Photos (ask the people in the photo’s or photographers permission first I don’t wanna infringe on anyone’s privacy here guys!).

-Proposal/Wedding Stories

-Companies that you might use for LGBT weddings

-Crafty D.I.Y’s

-Events e.g wedding fares

-Graphic design images (that you have created yourself; Why you ask? Copyright you silly gooses)

-Beautifying tips

-Style advice

-Underwear shopping guide for all genders (or if you have a specific gender you want to write about due to experience then by all means send it in)

It doesn’t have to be formal in fact I would rather it wasn’t as I want people to have fun contributing and reading it!

Send submissions or any questions you may have over to: rainbowmag@hotmail.com you can also comment on this post too 😀

The deadline for content for the first month will be the 28th December 2013. Although the email account will be open for submissions for the foreseeable future. There is no official launch date as of yet as I will need to see how many submissions I receive and organize and collate all the information into a readable layout.

If your content isn’t selected for the first month don’t worry it might be saved for a later date where it’s more suitable to the theme.

It will hopefully be hosted on wordpress.com with the tumblr rainbowmag.tumblr.com as it’s sidekick.

Also I am based in the UK but will accept content from all countries.

 
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January Rising

January Rising

January Hunt presents January Rising Lip Tar by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

January Hunt (employee for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) has partnered with OCC to develop a gorgeous limited edition pink Lip tar called January rising to raise funds for January’s transgender surgeries.Sadly this ended about a week ago which i am so sad about because i missed out on the most beautiful pink lipstick ever 😦 and I also could of given my money to a worthy cause whilst having pretty lipstick 😦
The whole campaign just restores my faith in humanity is so lovely, read the beautylish article linked in the title it has super pretty pictures as well as much more information 😀

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I’m back

Source: artclayscotland.com


S’up homo’s this is just a small update so you know i’m still alive but anyway. A lot has happenned since I last had the chance to get on here….

Tegan and Sara have released a new album (in the US which is not good considering i’m not there but also good because I can listen to the youtube streams until I get my hands on a physical copy!) and this week LGBT people were finally seen as human beings by the UK as an equal marriage bill has been passed which will legalise gay marriage 😀 This makes me sooo proud of where I live right now! There was a debate and some funny things were said that made me laugh by the MP’s against equal marriage but my favourite quote for was this: David Lammyh, Labour MP for Tottenham:”Let me speak frankly: separate but equal is a fraud. It is the language that tried to push Rosa Parks to the back of the bus.”
See this guy get’s equality!

Until next time …

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P.S I apologise for the atrocious grammar and spelling 14 1/2 years in education has clearly taught me nothing whatsoever haha!

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Rookie’s Ask A Grown Woman with Tegan and Sara

This Video belongs to Rookie Mag an online teen magazine.

If your a queer lady or confused/questioning this video is amazing.

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Lush Fresh Farmacy Review

Lady Pilot Amelia Earhart

I absolutely love Lush it is my favourite place in the world and I would instantly abandon all my dreams of ever becoming a Pilot if it meant I could work there forever.

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Fresh Farmacy Cleanser – Image is for lush.com but i got a bit paint crazy

Anyway a few months ago I was looking for a new cleanser and had heard great reviews about this and so went to Lush and got myself some. At first it dried my skin out but I’d put moisturizer on and it’d be fine but after a few weeks I started getting breakouts and silly me decided to carry on using it after hearing that it take your skin around a month to get used to a new routine but this made my face so bad and after the month I stopped as it was clearly not improving I had gone from spot free skin to breakouts everywhere my face hurt so bad. I went to Lush and asked them why was this happeing to my face and the guy there told me (even though he probably shouldn’t of but I give him props for being honest) that fresh farmacy dries your face out so if you have dry skin you start to produce oil and everything gets messy and you get spots and breakout everywhere! So to those with dry skin who don’t really have a problem except maybe de-hydration I would not recommend this at all but it seems to work for other people so i’ll let you make your own judgement.

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Angels on Bare Skin & British Nanny (Source: lush.com)

After being a bit scared of Lush face cleansers for a while yesterday I got myself Angels on bare skin cleanser and a sample of British Nanny (formerly Skin Nanny) moisturiser. I’m gonna use them for a couple of weeks and hopefully I should have a blog post on what I think of it sometime next week 😀

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Figuring it out/Coming Out

So in my introduction post i mentioned my girl gaydar being so sucky that i didn’t even realise i was queer for the first 18 years of my life and this post will be about how i finally figured it out. Anyway so where to start well… ermm around the age of 13 my friends were all getting boyfriends and crushing on guys. They all thought it was really cute that I was ’embarrassed’ to talk about what boys i liked but I kept trying to tell them I wasn’t embarrassed i just really wasn’t interested I had better things to obsess over (like pretty ladies 😉  I suppose at the time I just thought I admired them a lot and when the straight crushes eventually came they’d instantly top all the girl crushes I had) but the insistance really just made me look all defensive and they’d tease me more.

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Over the years when my straight girl friends got into arguments over who was hotter Channing Tatum or Robert Downey Jr. (for the record Robert Downey Jr. was definitely my answer…) and asked my opinion i realized i could appreciate a nice looking man (just as a straight woman would do when they call other ladies pretty) I just wasn’t attracted to them at all.

Helena aka Miss Havisham in the latest Great Expectations Adaption. It’s sooo Good!

I was just so confused and kept asking myself: WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?? Am I going to be a lonely old cat lady forever with no Husband?! (the answer to this is yes I probably will never get married to any person ever just because the only thing appealing about a wedding is the dress and cake so i’m just setting my life goal to be Miss Havisham forever!). Any way I came across an agony aunt page in a teen mag with someone asking my very question and they were told they were Asexual so I was like OH! that’s whyy! but the more i looked into it the label just didn’t feel right so after a day of research i scrapped that idea and forgot about it thinking just eventually my straightness would come in time i was just a late bloomer.

Mum’s old Boss & Family Friend.

I’d always been okay with gay in fact my mum raised me normalizing all orientations as she basically grew up in her local gay village hanging out with her friends and first job being at drag club who’s owner was a family friend. However the endless homophobic comments my Dad made always sparked arguments between him and my mum and me. But even though me and my mum were highly opinionated with him, his comments only subconsciously made me feel insecure and left me convincing myself i couldn’t possibly be gay.

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About 9 months ago my parents split up and I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and i felt a bet more free to be myself but I just couldn’t figure out why. For my 18th birthday I recieved the Rookiemag Yearbook and came across an article that basically changed my life called Full Disclosure by Arabelle Sicardi. (Thank you a million times Arabelle for writing this it was the best thing I could’ve ever read and sometimes I still go back to it now to have a cry because it’s just so relevant).

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I read it and cried so hard there were so many emotions I finally knew what had been eating away at me all those years what was on the tip of my tongue the whole entire time I was a Lesbian. I had/have no desire to ever be with a man and appreciated the female body wayy too much to be straight (and i still think it’s one of the beautiful things ever!). I ran downstairs and gave my mum the article to read and she cried too. She found it heartbreaking that parents are actually homophobic to their own children and we got talking about it and remembered about my dad. I came out to him a few days ago and he said he doesn’t know “why I chose to be that way” but he supports me. I mean like i need his support, what do I possibly need it for anyway, it’s not like i’m running a marathon or anything. Also since when was being gay an choice i dunno but yeah he’s said he won’t tell his family (most likely because he’s ashamed they can be really homophobic too) and I just don’t trust him. A couple of weeks ago before I came out to him, we had one of our infamous arguments. During this he came to the conclusion that ‘gay people are just the same as people who commit bestiality’ and ‘it’s not okay for men to be gay because it makes him feel uncomfortable but it’s not as bad for women to be because men like it’ oh and another one ‘it’s not normal to be gay because you can’t reproduce’. Oh okay then so I guess all those straight people who are on the pill/use protection/do other things that aren’t scientifically ‘sexual intercourse’ aren’t normal either then because as far as i’m aware you can’t make babies that way either. Of course they are normal we all are no matter whether we’re Asexual, Pan-sexual  Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Straight, questioning/confused we are all humans who love other consenting humans which i don’t really see as a crime. I’m just so glad I don’t live with him anymore, I know a lot of parents do worse but I really just don’t have time in my life for that crap. I am going to fill my life with people who I love and love me such as my mum, my brother,the rest of my family and my friends because they are all the best family I could ever want.

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Oh You Tease….

Oh You Tease....

(Click through the photo to the playful promises sale you will want everything and most likely have an empty purse after visiting)

OHMYGOSHH!! this set is sooo pretty i cannot wait to get my hands on it. It even has ladies in underwear, whips and heels can this set get anymore perfect/queer. Post Person hurry up i need this NOW!

This set is from Playful Promises and they are my favourite place to buy underwear from ever. Their Patterns and shape/designs are always so unique and different. Anyone else have a cute underwear obsession? Where are your favourite places to buy from ?

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Introduction

Ermmm… Okay sooo a bit about me and this blog will be about well…

1) Vivienne Westwood, Rei Kawakubo, Alexander McQueen, Lisa Eldridge & Goss Makeup Artist are the Best!

2) Fashion, Make-Up, LUSH and Underwear are my life so be expecting postings on these things.

3) My girl gaydar sucks so bad that for the first 18 years of my life i didn’t even know I was queer but my family soo totally did.

4) I am not Beyonce but at least I’m not Keri Hilson. (Only Joking both Ladies are awesome in their own right but sometimes i’m just too funny) :L

5) Feminism!

6) Have no queer friends although my mum tells me otherwise (this gaydar thing so totally needs sorting any suggestions ???)

Anyway this blog is going to be about my musings and what inspires me / what I love.

Let’s Get started!

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