Is coming out still worth it?

Image description: a rainbow flag with the slogan ‘Queer & Proud’ The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), the charity for homeless young LGBTQ+ people, recently advised that young people considering coming out to their families should pause their plans as the restrictions in place to combat coronavirus could make a bad coming out experience a whole […]

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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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Profile: Andreja Pejić

Andreja Pejić’s story is amongst the most unique in the fashion industry. Scouted as a 17-year-old in Melbourne, within four years she had carved out a hugely successful career as an androgynous model, walking in both men’s and women’s catwalks for Marc Jacobs and Jean-Paul Gautier at their Paris shows in January 2011. However, two […]

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Caitlyn Jenner: A Year On

It has been a whirlwind of a year for Caitlyn Jenner since her 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer in which she came out to the world as a trans woman. I undoubtedly value Jenner’s role in the past 12 months in creating the exposure that the trans community so desperately deserves. She has recently become […]

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Arcade Fire in hot water

When Arcade Fire released a song called ‘We Exist’, it seemed apparent which liberation group the band were trying to support. This was even before Win Butler explained the story behind the song (that of a conversation between a gay son and his father), inspired by the homophobic undertones the band had heard about in […]

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