Tag : lgbt

Campus Watch

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Cambridge: Stormzy Launches a New Scholarship for Black Students On A-Level results day the rapper announced that he will pay the tuition fees for two black students to complete undergraduate degrees at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship is in response to Cambridge failing to admit any black pupils from … Read More

Bye-phobia

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Bisexuality is still viewed as taboo by many. All too often, it is patronisingly dismissed as a ‘fad’ or worse, a ‘lifestyle choice’. Men say it when they’re actually just gay, and women say it because they think it makes them more sexy, more exotic, more attractive to the opposite … Read More

Out at the Winter Olympics

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Western media is falling over itself to celebrate queer visibility at the Winter Olympics. If you're desperate to accrue credibility as a progressive then the very least you could do is explain why it actually means something. Sometimes it's life-affirming to see something queer that is not explicitly about the ... Read More

Center Parcs vs. the Daily Mail: Brands Taking a Stand

7 months ago / 0 comments

Last week, Center Parcs announced that it had pulled its advertising from the Daily Mail following the newspaper’s decision to publish a column against same-sex parenting. The action was taken after a Center Parcs advertisement appeared alongside Richard Littlejohn’s column, headlined ‘Please don’t pretend two dads is the new normal’. … Read More

Coming out of Conservatism – Australian Marriage Equality

10 months ago / 0 comments

“Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” – A piece of paper put in my letterbox which determined the course of LGBT+ history in Australia On the 14th of November at 11pm, I was refreshing both a live-updates page on The Guardian, and the Australian Bureau … Read More

Queer Too: Kevin Spacey And Normalising Sexual assault Within Queer Culture

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After the recent sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey and his subsequent coming out I had initially thought that this might shed light on the issue of sexual assault within queer spaces. But instead I saw something else; people passionately having to protect queer identities from being aligned with predatory ... Read More

The Straight Face of LGBT+ Cinema

11 months ago / 0 comments

Arts Editor, Mikhail Hanafi, explores the politics of LGBT+ representation in film. Which films are going to be cemented in LGBT+ film canon? If you ask the general public, you’d likely get answers like Brokeback Mountain, Carol, The Danish Girl or even Blue is the Warmest Colour. The more movie-inclined … Read More

A Chance To Voice LGBTQ+ Mental Health Struggles

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LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations, now materialising in major towns and cities all over the country throughout the summer, are now fundamental social events. Thousands come together to celebrate the diversity and unity of the community, and yet, one topic commonly remains subject to either silence or stigma: mental health. World Mental ... Read More

#MeToo

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Following the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein, the hashtag ‘MeToo’ has taken over Twitter feeds worldwide, with thousands of victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault coming forward to show how prevalent the issue really is. But who does the campaign inherently leave out? And has it only served to paper-over ... Read More

LGBTQ+ Asylum Seeking: An Unrecognised Struggle

12 months ago / 0 comments

The rights afforded to us as citizens in one of the leading countries in the Western world, the UK, are often taken for granted. We forget that rights have not been afforded to us since the beginning of time; the battles for abortion rights, the right to vote, human rights, … Read More