Tag : lgbt

Does The LGBT+ Community Have A Problem With Hierarchy?

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

The LGBT+ community is frequently called the ‘gay community’ by much of wider society. This seems exclusive and would be all too easy to write off as a privileged majority playing catch up if the queer community wasn’t also part of the problem. Whilst mentions of gay pride and the … Read More

No Cake Over Gay Cake: Why The Supreme Court Was Justified

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Supreme Court last week finally ruled on the controversial ‘Ashers’ case. In doing so they deemed that an evangelical Christian, Northern Irish couple had the right to refuse to bake a cake featuring a pro-gay marriage slogan after a customer requested it. Understandably, this has proved controversial, bringing into … Read More

Has Anything Changed For The LGBT Community Since Matt Shepard’s Murder in 1998?

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To be openly part of the LGBTQ+ community is to exist politically. Attempts at invalidating, shaming, and ending the lives of LGBTQ+ people for existing openly in the world are no less prevalent than they were in 1998 when Matthew Shepard was beaten into a coma, tied to a fence, … Read More

LUU Societies Coming Up Trumps

2 months ago / 0 comments

With over 300 societies, Leeds University Union caters to every need. Whether you want to find a new hobby, get involved in your subject, connect with your cultural or religious group, or even raise money, Freshers’ Week is the perfect time to find a society with a place for you. … Read More

Campus Watch

2 months ago / 0 comments

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

7 months ago / 0 comments

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

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

9 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

12 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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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