Kiss My Gender Part 2

Transexual empire is one of the number of recent works by the artist that deal with conspiracy theories circulating on the internet. Mapping what the artist describes as ‘the productive chaos of contemporary identity politics’ Huxtable’s poster sized print offers a cacophony of slogans, symbols and paranoid arguments by ‘truthers, trolls, wiki warriors and bots’ each one vying for attention. Advertisements Continue reading Kiss My Gender Part 2

Knowing If You’re Bi, Pan, Or Another LGBTQ Identity Can Be A Lifelong Process, According To LGBTQ Folks

While a lot of narratives about LGBTQ folks center the coming out experience as a singular act, many LGBTQ people will tell you that coming out is in no way a singular process; in fact, the LGBTQ label you identify with may change throughout your life, and that’s totally OK. As knowledge about different queer identity labels spread, people gain access to more and more ways to describe themselves accurately. But you don’t have to buy into the anti-historical, often cisheteronormative, point of view that emerging LGBTQ+ labelsare ‘new inventions of a younger generation.’ Instead, you should know that a large variety of labels … Continue reading Knowing If You’re Bi, Pan, Or Another LGBTQ Identity Can Be A Lifelong Process, According To LGBTQ Folks

Venue for queer women in London

“I was sick of settling with what we had,” says founder Teddy Edwardes, “which was not a lot.” Now, it will have a permanent home with a capacity of 350, resident DJs, live music, performances and an outside garden. It will be open three nights a week – for now – with more added as attendance grows.  With very little space in the world for queer women, non-binary and trans folk to embrace their sexuality, and the double whammy of misogyny and homophobia to beware of, safety is paramount.  Keenly aware of this, DJ Nadine Artois (whose pronouns are they/them) set … Continue reading Venue for queer women in London

Dear straight allies, please don’t come to pride until you’ve understood these 6 things

6. You’re a guest in our space, act accordingly. The important take-away here is not that LGBT people hate straight/cis folks. It’s not even about the presence of straight/cis folks at Pride in general. It’s about when straight/cis folks behave in inappropriate and culturally insensitive ways that threaten or dampen the experiences of LGBT people at events that are made for us in the first place. Straight/cis folks can go to any party and feel comfortable dancing, holding hands, and making out with their significant other (or hottie of the night) without feeling like they could be in danger because … Continue reading Dear straight allies, please don’t come to pride until you’ve understood these 6 things