‘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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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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Trinity’s motion for a gender identity representative fails to pass

At Trinity College’s last JCR meeting, a motion was proposed to introduce the appointment of a a gender identity representative, to work alongside the current LGBTQ+ officer, Jess Skelton. The role would have included working alongside welfare officers, attending SU and also JCR Equalities Committee meetings, as well as informing those within college of the […]

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Fundraiser set up to make Plush accessible

A fundraiser has been set up to make Plush, the only LGBTQ+ club in Oxford, accessible. The fundraiser aims at installing a wheelchair lift, to make it fully accessible for wheelchair users. There have been concerns that this would mean disabled people having to pay for their own accessibility. However, it has been raised that, […]

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Parkfield: A Victory for Bigots and Cowardly Politicians

Image description: Rainbow flags waving at Pride. The decision of Parkfield Community School (in Alum Rock, Birmingham) to indefinitely suspend its teaching of the ‘No Outsiders’ programme––a part of the curriculum which teaches inclusion and diversity––is a saddening step back in the fight for equality. In capitulating to the protesters outside its gates, the school […]

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