Love and Sex

PRIDE MONTH: Five queer couples you absolutely must follow on Instagram

If your IG feed is feeling a bit dry as of late, you might be looking for some inspiration to spice up your timeline. And by dry I mean straight. And by timeline, I mean the non-chronological, hot mess that is Instagram right now. But without further ado, here are 5 queer couples you absolutely …

Love and Sex, Opinion, Stories

Fans and fiction: why people turn to the internet for LGBT+ representation

From a distance, fanfiction can seem a little strange. Thousands of people flock to the internet to read these strange publications, to share theories and ideas and fleeting thoughts. They write and rewrite over and over, taking their ideas from the canon material or from one another. What if he hadn’t frowned as he said …

Love and Sex, News

Forbidden: sidelined for the ‘perfect penis size’?

GBT+ people are constantly, and scientifically (it seems) forgotten when it’s time to establish the ‘perfect’ penis size. American scientists conducted a study to ignore the wishes of queer men on a topic that, let’s face it, is important news. The study, carried out by UCLA and the University of New Mexico asked 75 women …

Opinion, Trans

Why were we so quick to forget about RuPaul’s transmisogyny?

“Drag queens are MEN that dress as caricatures of women” This is the opinion of a transgender female – but just one opinion of many after the speculation around RuPaul’s comments on trans-competitors on his popular programme, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’. For those of you who do not have social media (in which case, what are …

Bi, Opinion, Trans

Sense8-tional: Netflix owes fans answers in show’s finale

You might have heard recently that Brooklyn 99 was cancelled by Fox TV, but due to an uproar from fans on Twitter, the show will come back for its sixth season after being picked by NBC. Good for the fans of that show, but I do wish the same had happened with Sense8. After the …

News

‘Queer Eye’ season two: everything you need to know

Still anxiously waiting for the second season of ‘Queer Eye’ to hit your screens? Well, grab your diaries, open your calendars and cancel your plans – the show will premiere on Netflix on 15 June. That’s right, the Fab Five will return in just 18 days (not that we’re counting) — less than three months …

Bi, Love and Sex, Stories

How bisexual men are erased by both straight and gay communities

Conor Arnot, 21, started identifying as bisexual two years ago and yet most people assume that his relationship with Kate, his girlfriend, now makes him straight. That is absolutely not the case. Bisexuality does not boil down to being sometimes straight or gay. It’s not a role-play game. “If you happen to be dating a …

Opinion

Memes and millennials: how a sexual fluidity joke took over Twitter

The ‘I’m Gay, I’m Bi, I’m Straight’ meme became a Twitter moment just days ago; moments later, it’s essentially broken the internet. I’m: ⚪ Straight ⚪ Gay 🔘 NOT. THAT. INNOCENT! pic.twitter.com/hwEkb5J3be — Jonathan (@ABadDadJoke) May 25, 2018 Who knew Twitter users pasting their favourite quotes, song lyrics and niche references could attract so many …

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