OPINION: Step aside, queens: It’s time for drag kings to shine

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Emma Flint tells DIVA why drag kings have earned their place on Drag Race BY EMMA FLINT, IMAGE BY STEPHEN ALLWRIGHT The stroke of midnight on New Years Eve didn’t just mark the end of a tough year – it marked the start of a new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Okay, so technically the [….]

OPINION: Is Happiest Season’s Harper a villain or a victim?

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Angry reactions to Clea DuVall’s festive flick are missing the point, argues Michele Theil BY MICHELE THEIL, IMAGES VIA SONY PICTURES The release of Happiest Season this month received a mixed reception from the queer community. While many have described the film as a quintessential lesbian rom-com, providing “queer festive cheer,” others have criticised the film for a number of [….]

OPINION: Addressing racism in the LGBTQI community

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“The intersection of this Pride Month with the Black Lives Matter movement must serve as a catalyst for long-term change within the LGBTQI community” BY PRISHITA MAHESHWARI-APLIN In all 50 states in the United States, and 18 countries across six continents, thousands have taken to the streets over the past week in what has been [….]

OPINION: Sport is a human right

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Dr Rachel McKinnon explains why participation in sport is a human right – even for trans women BY DR. RACHEL MCKINNON I never wanted to be an “activist” for athlete’s rights. I just wanted to race my bike and see how far I could advance in the sport I love. So far, this has led [….]

OPINION: No recognition of bisexuality

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Jovana Ivetic explores if it’s easier to come out as gay than bi BY JOVANA IVETIC Bisexuality is the romantic or sexual attraction towards both males and females, or to more than one sex or gender. The modern definition of it started to take form in the 19th century. Two centuries later, bisexuals still have [….]

How to do Pride all year round

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Kate Barker muses on how companies might make meaningful, lasting change BY KATE BARKER It’s that time of year for businesses again. Rainbow flags have been tightly furled and packed away in a crate marked “Pride”. IT have swapped out the rainbow version of the company logo on the website and everyone agrees it looks [….]