Queer

An alternative guide to London’s rich queer legacy
Culture

An alternative guide to London’s rich queer legacy

Story of survival — Alim Kheraj discusses his new book celebrating the capital’s vibrant LGBTQ+ scene and the patchwork of bars, clubs, shops, Pride events, saunas and sex shops that have catered to the queer community – both past and present.

Written by: Jack King

An uplifting portrait of gay liberation in ‘70s New York
Culture

An uplifting portrait of gay liberation in ‘70s New York

Loving openly — Activist and photographer Leonard Fink’s newly-digitised archive captures the West Village’s marches, queer bars and cruising grounds, highlighting the passion and creativity LGBTQ+ people exhibited after Stonewall.

Written by: Miss Rosen

LGBTQ+ zines from places where being gay is condemned
Culture

LGBTQ+ zines from places where being gay is condemned

Queer resistance — From Russia to India and Hong Kong, we take a look at the zines which are carving out vital spaces of self-expression for queer people in countries where same-sex relationships still remain taboo.

Written by: Zoya Raza-Sheikh

The queer activists reclaiming Norse myth from the far-right
Activism

The queer activists reclaiming Norse myth from the far-right

Make vikings gay again — At the Capitol riots, one figure stood out from the crowd: the QAnon Shaman, covered in tattoos of Norse symbols. White supremacy and Norse myth have long been interconnected – but a community of LGBTQ+ activists and allies are fighting to save this noble tradition from hate.

Written by: Poppy Koronka

The project championing Black queer and trans masculinity
Culture

The project championing Black queer and trans masculinity

Being seen — A new photo and podcast series is shining the spotlight on the experiences and cultural contributions of Black gay, bi and trans masculine artists and activists, who for too long have been misrepresented, marginalised and erased.

Written by: Miss Rosen

We must learn how to talk about queer sexual assault
Opinion

We must learn how to talk about queer sexual assault

Speaking out — LGBTQ+ people are statistically more likely to experience sexual violence, but the topic seldom receives mainstream coverage. It's time we discussed the issue with the nuance it deserves, argues writer Jake Hall.

Written by: Jake Hall

The LGB Alliance threatens more than trans rights
Opinion

The LGB Alliance threatens more than trans rights

#LWithTheT — In the wake of a popular British gay magazine sharing several tweets from a transphobic organisation last month, writer Jack King argues that these attempts to stoke division are a danger to us all.

Written by: Jack King

The secret spaces giving a voice to Saudi Arabia's youth
Activism

The secret spaces giving a voice to Saudi Arabia's youth

Behind closed doors — In Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality merits the death penalty and many activists are still jailed or tortured for sedition, there are few places for the country's youth to express themselves freely. But a handful of underground events are seeking to change that.

Written by: anonymous

The rebels and misfits of Karlheinz Weinberger
Photography

The rebels and misfits of Karlheinz Weinberger

Teenage riot — The Swiss photographer spent years capturing ‘die Halbstarken’ – a group of outlier teens who embraced the 1950s rebel aesthetic of James Dean and Marlon Brando.

Written by: Miss Rosen

Claude Cahun: Jersey’s queer, anti-Nazi freedom fighter
Activism

Claude Cahun: Jersey’s queer, anti-Nazi freedom fighter

A soldier with no name — When the island was under Nazi control during the Second World War, two avant-garde artists attempted their own cryptic resistance campaign. Now, 75 years after its liberation, their story is finally being shared.

Written by: Jessie Williams

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