Queer

The queer modernists who radicalised New York art
Art

The queer modernists who radicalised New York art

The young and the evil — In the early 20th century, LGBT artists would defy the law by secretly sharing their work with friends and family members.

Written by: Miss Rosen

Carmen Maria Machado on lockdown, utopias and writing
Books

Carmen Maria Machado on lockdown, utopias and writing

‘Survival is its own art form’ — The US author reflects on the success of her genre-bending queer gothic memoir, In The Dreamhouse.

Written by: Kate Wyver

Somewhere to go: the fight for London’s queer spaces
Reportage

Somewhere to go: the fight for London’s queer spaces

The disappearing city — The capital has lost 58 per cent of its LGBTQ+ venues in the past decade. These spaces are vital, as a recent rise in hate crime makes painfully clear – but how much longer can they survive?

Written by: Jessica Furseth

Uncovering the truth behind Chechnya‘s homophobic purges
Film

Uncovering the truth behind Chechnya‘s homophobic purges

The real story — In his new documentary, David France went undercover to tell the story of the people helping the LGBTQ+ community escape persecution in the southern Russian state.

Written by: Katie Goh

Juno Roche and the radical redefining of ‘trans’
Books

Juno Roche and the radical redefining of ‘trans’

A new manifesto — In their emboldening new book Trans Power, the LGBTQ activist makes an urgent call for change, while offering a new perspective on ‘trans‘ identity.

Written by: Jake Hall

Bruce LaBruce on art, porn and queer sex work
Art

Bruce LaBruce on art, porn and queer sex work

On our backs — The artist discusses his appearance in new exhibition On Our Backs, which celebrates the revolutionary work of LGBTQ sex workers, activists and allies.

Written by: Miss Rosen

Documenting LGBTQ hedonism in ’80s Czechoslovakia
Photography

Documenting LGBTQ hedonism in ’80s Czechoslovakia

Illicit nights — Photographer Libuše Jarcovjáková spent years capturing Prague’s underground party scene in the early 1980s, exposing a new perspective on life behind the iron curtain.

Written by: Geralda Cela

I went to a LGBTQ self-defence class. Here’s what I learned
Opinion

I went to a LGBTQ self-defence class. Here’s what I learned

Fighting back — With both homophobic and transphobic attacks on the rise, the UK is becoming a dangerous place to be queer – should we be learning how to protect ourselves? Writer James Greig investigates.

Written by: James Greig

‘TERFs? I don't think they're either radical or feminist’
Books

‘TERFs? I don't think they're either radical or feminist’

Andrea Lawlor in conversation — The groundbreaking author of Paul Takes The Form of a Mortal Girl talks about writing, activism, and their experiences growing up queer.

Written by: Megan Nolan

The radical history of LGBTQ protest art
Art

The radical history of LGBTQ protest art

How to make a difference — Born out of repression and adversity, queer art has always been about stepping outside the comfort zone and searching out other ways of being. Now, its politically charged legacy is being celebrated in a new book.

Written by: Miss Rosen

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