OPINION: “They say never get a tattoo of your partner’s name, but what about a tattoo FROM your partner?”

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“Some couples find intimacy in less permanent acts like picnic dates or cinema trips. Loulou and I went to more drastic extremes” WORDS BY ANEZKA TUREK, IMAGE FROM PIXABAY A golden rule in the world of body art: never get a tattoo that you might just regret a few years down the line. Do tattoos [….]

OPINION: Star Wars made me gay

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“Introducing Star Wars Episode IX – the queer awakening” BY RACHEL BADHAM. IMAGE STARWARS.COM With eight feature films, spinoffs, side stories and animations, Star Wars is without doubt one of the most successful movie franchises of all time. However, there’s one chapter that has yet to be released to the world, until now: Star Wars [….]

XY Chelsea: The trans film that we not only need, but deserve

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“After three years in the army and seven years in prison, the real Chelsea Manning finally emerges in XY Chelsea” BY DAZ SKUBICH Debuting at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, XY Chelsea tells the story of whistleblower and trans activist Chelsea Manning. The documentary sheds light on the life of Manning after her 35-year sentence [….]

Shade never made anyone less gay: in defence of Taylor Swift

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“Swift is helping to bring narratives of uncensored and unapologetic queerness into the international spotlight” BY RACHEL BADHAM. IMAGE YOUTUBE After dropping her ultra queer music video for new single, You Need To Calm Down, pop icon Taylor Swift has received mixed responses… Some have praised her for showing support for the LGBTQI community during [….]

OPINION: Here’s why Ariana Grande is the perfect headliner for Manchester Pride

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“Straight female pop singers have long held an important place in LGBTQI culture” BY ELEANOR NOYCE. IMAGE INSTAGRAM. Britney, Madonna, and Whitney are instantly recognisable names in their own right – and each of these iconic women holds a special place in the hearts of queer folk all over the world. Ariana Grande is the latest [….]

OPINION: A shipwreck called #Berena

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Holby City gives Payal Dhar a horrible feeling of deja vu… BY PAYAL DHAR. IMAGE BBC Getting under your skin is the hallmark of a good story. When that story seeps into the lives of people across borders and cultures, it’s an indication that there’s something monumental afoot. Something monumental is exactly what happened when [….]