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Stories

15 everyday words used as gay slurs in different languages

There’s nothing teenage boys love more than calling each other gay on the school playground. It’s their go-to insult. And yes, it does show that homophobia is alive and well, but they could at least get a bit more imaginative with it. Marmite miner, sausage jockey, shit stabber. All excellent. Surely everyone knows that the …

Stories

The story of Bulgaria’s first LGBT+ support organisation and the man behind it

The agony on his face was palpable as he reached for the next pull-up. At that point he was struggling for air, his body was getting numb and heavy, his arms were aching, and his muscles were throbbing and quivering. He was fixed on his goal, but it seemed so out of reach. Though the …

Bi, Love and Sex, News, Stories, Trans

Meet the face of Kenyan LGBT+ activism — An interview with Denis Nzioka

More than 10 years ago, Denis Nzioka stepped up to represent the LGBT+I community, whose voice was still non-existent in Kenya. He was the first gay man to be interviewed on TV without the benefit of anonymity. He had to face threats, intimidations as well as an assassination attempt, all coming from within a Kenyan …

News

RuPaul’s ‘American’ removed from Spotify after Azealia Banks claims plagiarism

Azealia Banks is known for being very vocal on Twitter, and that has got her in trouble before. However, her latest series of tweets accuse drag superstar RuPaul of plagiarising one of her song, ‘The Big Big Beat’. The American rapper alleges that RuPaul’s ‘Call Me Mother’ sounds substantially similar to her record. Spotify has …

News, Opinion

PRIDE MONTH: ‘Vegan Pride’ is an insult to the LGBT+ community

Celebrating my cruelty-free lifestyle and eating great vegan food. All in my capital city, alongside hundreds of people who share my values. Maybe I could gain a few Facebook friends, or even bag myself a cute vegan to date. It sounded like my ideal event, but there was one thing stopping me from going: this …

Opinion

Figs are nice, but dicks are better: nudity and art censorship

My nose is pointing at the ceiling. I feel my neck hurt from looking up, but the Michelangelo’s ‘Last Judgment’ staring back at me is definitely worth it. The way he portrayed the bodies in such detail, with such meticulousness, each muscle, each body part, every… fig leaf? Don’t get me wrong, each painting and …

Bi, News, Opinion

Own goal: right wing papers try to out Premier League footballer for being bisexual

Two newspapers have faced widespread criticism after attempting to reveal a football player’s sexuality. ‘The Sun’ and ‘the ‘Daily Star on Sunday’ both published details implying a Premier League player was bisexual, following the end of his relationship with his partner. Although ‘The Sun’ does not name the player, they publish hints about who he …

Bi, News, Trans

PRIDE MONTH: Antarctica to celebrate its first ever Pride

Antarctica has announced its first Pride, two years after declaring itself the first LGBT+ friendly continent. Just two years after activists named it the first LGBT+ friendly continent in the entire world, a group of organisers have decided that this June will be its first ever Pride. Human rights campaigner Scott Cuthbertson said on Twitter …