Limit(less) – a queer African journey to self-love

Christina Fonthes speaks to photographer Mikael Owunna about his project to celebrate queer African identities Read More

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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

What if Jason Collins, the first openly gay man to play in the NBA was Muslim?

by Khaled A. Beydoun Every Friday after playing hours of basketball, Jihad packs his duffel bag and heads to the Mosque for the traditional afternoon prayer.  Commingling with familiar faces at the Mosque offers him community, and prayer the spiritual exercise his love for basketball provides his wiry yet muscular frame. With brothers to his… Read More

What can the gaming community do to reduce bigotry against LGBT gamers?

by Sangfroid Fussell  DOMA is dead. And good riddance. But the cause of death wasn’t a spontaneous, nationwide chanting of kumbayah. It was a hard fought, computer mediated battle to re-humanize the LGBTQ community. Propelled by viral activism, supporters and allies pushed back against the marginalization of the LGBTQ identity as threatening, deviant, and irrelevant to the… Read More