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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 …

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 …