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How Olympian Adam Rippon Celebrates Pride

Adam Rippon dominated the headlines at this year’s Winter Olympics and not just for his medal-winning routines or glittering costumes but as the first openly gay figure skater in US Olympics history. From butting heads with the anti-gay Vice President Mike Pence to using Twitter to champion the LGBTQ cause with cheeky memes and GIFs,…

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Queerness, White Privilege And Pride With Tangina Stone

Ohio-born, Brooklyn-based, Tangina Stone is not your average musician. Tangina is a true activist not just participating in the Women’s March, Black Lives Matter groups and WMN/N/SND concert series but bringing her message of change and hope into her music.  In 2017 she performed at New York City Pride with Nelly Furtado and released a compelling first album moving between moody R&B to…

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The Troubling Rise Of The Far-Right In The Gay Community

It was a perplexing moment, even by modern political standards. The founder of the French GayLib, Sebastian Chenu, stood on a platform and announced to the assembled press pack that he would be standing with Marie Le Pen, the far-right leader of the Front National campaigning in 2015. The reason, he said, was Le Pen’s…

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5 Sassy Truths About Growing Up Gay In A Small Town

From ill-fated hookups to Shania Twain-force winds, AnonyMiss Slay tells us their humorous home truths about growing up gay in a small town… Ah, the countryside. There’s nothing quite like stepping off the train, the horizon open and unmarred by skyscrapers, taking a breath of unadulterated air to have "faggot" shouted at you by a man resembling…

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Gender Dictionary – A Glossary Of Terms

From Cis to Trans Fem, activist Fox Fisher breaks down the who, what, and whys of gender expression... Main image photo credit: James Edler  jamieedler.com Pronouns are an incredibly important part people’s identity and our way of identifying with the world. Using the right pronouns for people shows that you are aware of their identity…

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My First Pride: Jack Guinness

We chat to model and founder of Queer Bible Jack Guinness about all things Pride… Where was your first pride? London a few years ago. I didn't go till I was much older and when I finally got there I could not believe the atmosphere. It was the most accepting, empowering place I'd ever been. You…

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Queer Nightlife’s Legacy Lives On

How London’s queer patchwork gave Harald Smart a new sense of kinship. London was my Holy Grail as a teenager. A few family trips from Edinburgh during school holidays whetted my appetite for all things smog-fugged and cosmopolitan. But when I arrived in 2012, seventeen, I was overwhelmed and adrift. The dazzling, brilliantly sordid history…

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Do I Look Queer In This? An In-Depth Look At LGBTQ+ Style

Why, for LGBTQ+ people, getting dressed is still a delicate balance between safety and self-expression - by Amelia Abraham What is it that dictates the way we dress? For designers, brands and trend forecasters, it’s the million-dollar question – or rather, the $3 trillion dollar question, since that’s what the global fashion industry is worth. But it’s…

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How Bullying Shaped Me

From coke cans to the head, and soldering irons in Electronics, how Max Wallis faced the Mordor of High School... I am fourteen and a red-faced teenager in Electronics Class takes out a knife while the teacher is in his storeroom.   Another holds a soldering iron and I can feel the heat singe the…

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