Kevin Hart and the betrayal of black LGBTQ+ people by straight black comedians

Kevin Hart this month withdrew from hosting the 91st Academy Awards following the unearthing of past homophobic tweets and jokes. Jason Okundaye discusses the blacklash, the sense of betrayal and how for black LGBTQ+ people, it’s more than “just a joke” Content note: This article contains uncensored homophobic slurs, links to homophobic comedy videos and… Read More

Power and Control: Domestic and Intimate-Partner Violence in LGBTQ Relationships

by Carolyn Wysinger No one actually knows this story but me and God. Seven years ago I was in a relationship with another woman. She was beautiful, smart and had a great career. We shared a mutual respect for family, food and good times. The woman was also an abuser. I didn’t know that at… Read More

“Some People Are Gaysian – Get Over It!”

by Khakan Qureishi Last year, I participated in a project whose aim was to explore the issues surrounding people who identify as LGBT amongst South Asian communities in the UK. The interviewer asked the following three questions: 1) Why are LGBT South Asians still “hidden”? 2) Why aren’t there any visible role models of South… Read More

We Are Not At Zero.

by Jay Bernard As a fan of the gay bash that is BFI Flare, I was struck by this statement: It would be irresponsible of us to leave it up to organisations like the BFI […] to have more representations of positive black queer and non-queer experiences. At best, all they can offer is tokenistic… Read More

Why is everyone straight?

A Comprehensive guide to diversifiying sexual identification and romantic expression in your writing  by Kayla Ancrum* Whether you like it or not, everyone is not straight. Everyone is not either a boy or a girl. And everyone is not sexual. Though that may be upsetting or confusing to hear at first—like learning the earth is round… Read More

Three Ways White LGBTQIA+ People Can Be More Inclusive of People of Colour

by Jarune Uwujaren Originally published on Everyday Feminism and re-published here with their permission As a minority group that regularly battles prejudice, violence, and ignorance from governments, hate groups, and the like, LGBTQ people know what it’s like to be discriminated against. That’s why the gay community tends to pride itself on being anti-discriminatory and… Read More

First Boi In – Dressing Queer in the Corporate World

Carolyn Wysinger takes us on a journey into the corporate workplace, where as the ‘first boi in’ her inventive transgression of gender dress codes also means getting used to ‘the daily stares, the interested glances of some and the disdain of others.’ I’ve heard it said that lesbian femme women come out everyday. This is in reference to them having to constantly inform people… Read More