Deepa Lalwani explains the harsh reality faced by LGBTQ+ people and the need for a truly intersectional politics.
Kamila Bell exposes the issues surrounding the commercialisation of Pride month.
Tom Routledge looks at the changing expectations of queer anthems.
On 11 May 2019, the 11th annual Exeter Pride took place. The attendees met at St. Sidwell’s Church at 11am, and marched to Northernhay Gardens at noon. Hundreds of attendees carried a 50-metre rainbow flag down the high street. The parade included a fire engine, an ambulance and community volunteers. Councillor Rob Hannaford, the Lord […]
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 […]
Being John Malkovich (1999) Released in 1999, the feature debut of both director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman, Being John Malkovich serves not only as a commentary on the nature of celebrity in modern American culture, but also as an analysis of sexuality and self. These themes exist in Kaufman’s other films (Eternal Sunshine […]
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 […]
Members of Exeter Food Fight have described being “infuriated” at Exeter Pride’s decision to remove their stall from Northernhay Gardens during the event on Saturday. However, Exeter Pride has claimed that Food Fight did not provide “health and safety details, complete risk assessments, food allergens or details of what they intended to sell or give […]
When I was about 13 / 14, when I first experienced feelings for girls, I discovered that having only your right ear pierced was a symbol for homosexuality. And so, when my left ear piercing closed up, I couldn’t be bothered to get it pierced again. My right ear piercing was my subtle way of […]
LGBT students’ experience is mixed. On one hand, people who don’t identify with traditional genders and sexualities can nowadays be open without fear of discrimination or exclusion. While the University runs many initiatives and has a (presumably) thriving LGBTQ+ Society, many LGBT students simply don’t feel the need to participate in LGBT-related activities and events. […]