We consider the impact of our journey, but why not destination?

Molly Archer-Zeff questions Airbnb’s sustainability Central location, great atmosphere, bustling nightlife. These were among the attractive list of offerings an Airbnb in Athens lured me with. What the description perhaps conveniently forgot to include was the ideal location to witness the tensions that were sizzling between the citizens of Athens and Airbnb. The first thing […]

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Hoist the colours – LGBT History Month at Oxford’s colleges

Image description: A pride flag flies above Balliol College. Image credit: Balliol College Facebook page For the first time, Balliol College is flying a pride flag for LGBT History Month in its entirety. This has followed something of a prolonged battle between past student representatives and the college’s powers-that-be. To many students within and without […]

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‘Be Gay, Do Crime’ – Appreciating LGBTQ+ representation in fiction podcasts

Image description: Player characters from The Adventure Zone: Balance. Image credit: “The Adventure Zone” by Nicholas Kole is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0  Like many of my peers, I’m hungry for queer stories that aren’t exclusively about being queer. Coming-of-age and romance stories, while great on their own terms, are not my favourite genres, and I have little hope […]

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Back from the dead: The Oxford Archaeological Society

Joshua Boddington discusses the revival of the Oxford Archaeological society. Bringing things back to life is what archaeologists do. Not in the literal sense, but we make history tangible again through talks, exhibits, fieldwork, museums etc. In 2019, the Oxford University’s Archaeological Society turned 100 years old. We make history tangible again through talks, exhibits, […]

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India’s Third Gender

Image: Hijras in Laxman Jhula. Image credit: “Hijras in Laxman Jhula” by Quixosis is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 India has a complex relationship with the trans community. Historically, trans people have occupied a unique space in rituals; yet they still fight for basic human rights today. Many people in the West are not aware of India’s intersex and […]

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Self Qare: Why we need queer-centric mental health initiatives

Images: Publicity graphics posted by @interunilgbt on Instagram.  Image credit: Charmaine Kok I’ve always resented the feeling that my existence is a political act. Coming out is a white-hot kind of dangerous in an environment where allegiances can be very efficiently defined by terms like ‘pro-gay’, ‘ex-gay’ or (heaven forbid) ‘a practising gay’. When your […]

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