Tag : LGBTQ

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

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

Equaliser Levels Up

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Equaliser is a more than just a good time. Encapsulating their beautiful ethos of inclusivity and diversity, Equaliser strives to live up to its name by making the club scene a more equal and open zone. Before their launch night at Wharf Chambers kicked off, Equaliser hosted an evening of … Read More

LGBTQ+ Asylum Seeking: An Unrecognised Struggle

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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

Kate O’Donnell’s ‘You’ve Changed’

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Juliette Rowsell, The Gryphon’s Digital Associate, gives herself a break from website headaches, reviewing Kate O’Donnell’s bare-all performance in her play, You’ve Changed. In 2003, Coronation Street featured its first gay kiss. It is also the year that Kate O’Donnell, tonight’s host, decided to transition. At the heart of her heart-warming … Read More

God’s Own Country Review

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Juliette Rowsell casts her thoughts on Francis Lee’s local masterpiece and why it we need it on our screens now, more than ever. It feels remarkable that Francis Lee’s directorial debut was written before the implications of last year’s Brexit referendum. A love story between a permanently-frowning farmer and a … Read More

Leeds rallies against homophobia in Chechnya

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Leeds students organise rally to protest against the persecution of LGBTQ+ in Chechnya, after claims over a hundred gay men have been placed into concentration camps. A rally against the homophobic abuse and discrimination faced by LGBTQ individuals in Chechnya took place outside Leeds Town Hall on Saturday. The event, … Read More

Beauty and the Beast – Is Disney failing to deliver on LGBTQ representation?

9 months ago / 0 comments

This week, Disney announced that their new action-remake of Beauty and the Beast is to feature its first ‘exclusively gay moment’ in a Disney film. The moment is said to be between Le Fou and Gaston, but this isn’t the first time that Disney have got our hopes up of … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: LGBT Beauty Gurus

10 months ago / 0 comments

Even though LGBT month is now behind us, any day is a good day to celebrate LGBT accomplishments and take time to appreciate LGBT beauty gurus who inspire thousands of people around the world each day. Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or drag there is a role model for … Read More