The University’s Evangelical Christian Union (ECU) has been criticised for several homophobic acts on campus. A visiting speaker’s comments on LGBTQ+ celibacy, as well as allegations of ECU members engaging in “dismissive” conversations with LGBTQ+ staff and students on a Forum stall, have provoked concern. On Thursday 6 February, Christian speaker Dr Andrew Sach delivered […]
Louis Allsop retrospectively ruminates on his personal Pride Month experience
Olivia Reed reviews the first day of 2019’s Love Saves the Day festival.
Tom Routledge looks at the changing expectations of queer anthems.
Pop music has always been somewhat of an obsession for me. When I look back on what started this, several songs, albums and moments come to ind, but none is more clear than hearing Robyn’s Body Talk for the first time. Re-listening to this 2010 classic almost a decade later, the production is still fresh and […]
HAPPY LGBTQ+ history month! As you may know, this February marks the 14th annual celebration of LGBTQ+ history month in the UK, often referred to as ‘LGBT history month’. It was initially created in 2005 by Sue Sanders and Paul Patrick as part of a Schools OUT UK project. This came in the wake of […]
In 1979, John Paul II became the first Pope to visit Ireland and the most Catholic country in the world greeted him with unmatchable excitement. Behind this response, the reality was that the Church was a dominant force determining law and social policy. Gradually, it has been revealed that the Church was responsible for and […]
The gay community has been slowly making strides toward legislative progress in the Western world, with Australia recently having voted in support of gay marriage. Yet the world still has leaps and bounds to go when it comes to equality everywhere, whilst some countries legalize same-sex couples adoptions, others criminalize same sex relationships. Features writers explore the world of LGBTQ+ movements around the globe. […]
Rainbow capitalism, most recognisable in the Skittles’ van in the London Pride parade, with all the skittles turned white to give the rainbow to Pride. This statement straddles the gap between visibility for LGBTQ+ peoples and a shallow marketing strategy. However, this idea is not alone. Anyone who attended a Pride parade this past year […]
When defining drag, it seems there are many variations. To some, or the mainstream, drag queens are cis-males dressing as, and putting on the characteristics of, women. Yet, it is a lot more complex. For starters, there are also drag kings. Both of which do not have to be performed by cis-men/women. More than anything, […]