Black, gay and proud

Dr. Verity Sullivan hears from Phil about the challenges of being black and gay Read More

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Flare Film Festival: are LGBT stories moving out of the margins?

by Winnie M Li  In the wake of Moonlight’s Oscar triumph, what role do LGBT film festivals continue to play?  This question lingered over the latest edition of BFI Flare, which ran 16-26 March at the British Film Institute (BFI) in London. In 2017, are LGBT stories finally moving out of the margins and into the… Read More

GLITCH: the film festival seizing space for queer people of colour

by Rosie Lewis From homophobic and state violence, to the relentless attacks of white supremacy, capitalism and patriarchy and questions of how these threats can be resolved; GLITCH is a film festival that addresses some of the most pressing issues in society. Returning to Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) this year, it promises to showcase an… Read More

Moonlight isn’t just a part of the conversation for film of the year, it is the conversation

by Shane Thomas Content note: this review contains spoilers It’s often said that a key facet of healthy relationships is open, honest, and clear communication. Perhaps less emphasised is that this applies to familial relationships as well as romantic ones. Eight years after his debut feature film, Medicine for Melancholy, Barry Jenkins has made a movie… Read More

Fame, Performance and Ritual in Paris is Burning

by Kareem Reid One of the many significant moments in Paris is Burning, Jennie Livingston’s seminal portrait of late 1980s New York, was a montage of New York’s wealthiest going about their daily lives, walking the streets, shopping and appearing to enjoy themselves. It is in these moments where the disparity, the distance travelled from the… Read More

The Ten Most Read Articles by @WritersofColour in 2014

This has been a big year for independent media. Magazines and websites like OOMK, The Geek Agenda, A Room of Our Own, Libertine, The Occupied Times, Jump Mag, EVB, The Body Narratives, Novara Media, Holdfast Magazine, Arts Emergency, For Books’ Sake, The TV Collective and HYSTERIA have been making waves and producing groundbreaking work, all… Read More

Becoming Transgender

Content note: Discussion of suicide by Lawrence Richardson September 2001 stands out in most people’s minds because of what happened to the World Trade Center in New York. The only thing I remember from that month is trying to kill myself. I had it all planned out. I wrote letters to my family, divided up… Read More

In Bad Faith: The New Yorker and its Transphobia

By Huma Munshi Close your eyes and imagine struggling to do simple acts such as going out to buy a pint of milk or catching a train to work. Imagine that this is because the way you present does not align with mainstream societies view of what it means to be male or female. My… Read More