SOAK reflects on coming out, finding their voice and recentering their sound

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“‘Non-binary’ was not a word I had heard of at the time that I was coming out as gay” INTERVIEW BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY SAM HISCOX At 25 Bridie Monds-Watson, better known as SOAK, has built a huge name for themselves, and they are on the cusp of releasing their third LP. For our [….]

Janelle Monáe opens up about her identity, healing and owning her whole self

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“I know who I am. I’ve been playing a version of some parts of me. But now I’m owning all of me” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Fearless is often a word I see people use when talking about Janelle Monáe. But last night, on The Red Table Talk, she held space to be [….]

Love After Lockdown: Life between the binary

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“She’s loved the lost parts into life. Nourishing the sun starved palaces that were dying without her light” BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY SHARON MCCUTCHEON VIA PEXELS Handsome. She called me handsome. The words I’d wanted to hear my whole life. Not beautiful. Not pretty. Handsome. Not in the slightly derogatory way it’s often used with women. Handsome, [….]

LGBTQI organisations welcome Scottish Goverment’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill

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“The current process is difficult, stressful and expensive, and it reinforces harmful stereotypes about trans people: that who we are is a mental illness, and that our choices about our bodies are not our own to choose to share with others.” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION – ZACKARY DRUCKER When the [….]

RSVP: The queer wedding of my Sims 4 dreams

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I promised myself I wouldn’t buy anymore expansion packs, I was clearly lying BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY MAXIS/ELECTRONIC ARTS Let’s get one thing straight, I wouldn’t identify as a “gamer”. I enjoy the occasional It Takes Two, Don’t Starve Together or Borderlands session with my partner. But when it comes to my own escapism, [….]

Sara Ramirez: “Che Diaz is not here for anyone’s approval”

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The iconic actor talks queer chemistry, social justice and making TV history as Sex And The City’s first non-binary character INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY SKY COMEDY Sara Ramirez made LGBTQI history when they joined the cast of the Sex And The City reboot, And Just Like That…, as the shows first non-binary character. [….]

Trans In The City addresses the government’s “Safe To Be Me” conference

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“The Government is actively working against this goal and does not view trans people as having any positive role in society” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY ORIEL FRANKIE ASHCROFT VIA PEXELS 2021 was the deadliest year for global trans lives since records began. Many hoped that upon these statistics being shared action would be taken [….]