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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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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