Also in this week’s 7 Days Of Queer: Red, White & Royal Blue, Manchester Pride 2023 and Beyoncé’s LGBTQIA allyship


On 2 August, the hotly anticipated second season of the heartwarming and queer AF show, Heartstopper, was released on Netflix. It was full of LGBTQIA representation and queer and trans joy and love. We got to see more from Nick and Charlie’s group of besties, one of these being Imogen (Rhea Norwood) of “I’m an ally” fame.

Fans have been reacting to Imogen’s arc across both seasons, especially a specific scene in the second instalment where she is caught gazing at her bisexual childhood bestie, Sahar, who is rocking out on stage. The chemistry is palpable and it appears that a sapphic awakening is definitely on the horizon.

The Heartstopper fandom is convinced that Imogen is either bisexual or a lesbian and have picked apart her arc across the show’s episodes and how compulsory cis(gender)-het(erosexuality) has shown up for her. With a third season confirmed, it will be interesting how the show treats Imogen’s character. I for one feel very seen by her journey so far, and I know that I am not alone.

Psst… if you’re looking for more Heartstopper goodness, it’s not too late to pick up a copy of our latest issue.

Here are some more LGBTQIA highlights from last week…

Victoria Money finally confirmed that she dated Kehlani

The On My Mama singer spoke about her sexuality and past relationships on Emily Ratajkowski’s podcast High Low.


Here’s how Beyoncé let her trans allyship be known during her Renaissance tour.

Are you ready for Manchester Pride 2023

The festival released its line up for Family Pride MCR.

Da Brat and Jesseca “Judy” Harris-Dupart welcomed their son into the world

The iconic duo Brat and Judy have just revealed the first images and details of their new-born True Legend in an interview with People magazine.

Mhairi Black: “I want trans people to be able to live with dignity and happiness”

The outgoing Scottish National Party MP spoke at the Edinburgh Fringe about trans rights.

Red, White & Royal Blue is the perfect queer summer romcom

Click to read our review of this heartwarming gay romance film.



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