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Fashion

Inclusivity in the Business of Fashion

On the night of September 30, the Business of Fashion (BoF) gathered the most elite names in the fashion industry for a night of inclusivity and diversity. Set in Paris’s exquisite Hôtel de Ville, the publication’s 500 banquet discussed the importance of diversity and how it should be prioritized in fashion. However, some guests have called out BoF of…

Comment

Should a cisgendered, heterosexual woman headline Manchester Pride?

One of the biggest issues with Ariana Grande headlining is the suspected capitalist agenda. Manchester Pride will be charging around £70 for a weekend ticket to the event, which, in comparison to the previous years’ £30 fee, is absolutely ludicrous. The organiser’s justification for this increase is that they’re offering the biggest lineup of artists…

Gaming

Game opinions: The representation of LGBTQ+ in video games

Video games are generally not the most inclusive. I’ve heard a lot of people say any representation is good representation, I’m not sure I fully agree. One of the most prominent methods game developers use to represent the LGBTQ+ community that I’ve seen is use of the F slur to illustrate that the character is…

TV

Diamonds in the rough – TV’s hidden gems

We’re in the golden age of television and as viewers we are absolutely spoilt for choice, but with Netflix homogenising what we see, it becomes easy for some of the best shows to slip under the radar. Here are some of the strongest series we’ve seen in recent years that you’ve probably never heard of;…

Film

Carol: the queer gaze on screen

‘Have you ever been in love with a boy?’ ‘No.’ ‘But you’ve heard of it.’ ‘Of course. I mean, have I heard of people like that? Sure.’ This is the conversation that Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) has with her partner Richard (Jake Lacy) in the 2015 film Carol, indicating that the focus of her romantic…

Features

Norwich Film Festival Shorts

The Norwich Film Festival showcased an array of 14 film shorts last weekend and these are my top picks, perfect for young and old adults alike: The weekend kicked off with Catch of the Day, an Irish independent film about a husband coping with the fact his wife is dying. The movie seamlessly juxtaposes bleakness…

Film

Pride: A movie of revolution

Pride, a 2014 adaptation of the true story of UK gay activists supporting the miners’ strike in 1984, follows LGSM – lesbians and gays support the miners – as they raise money for the strike, yet struggle to find a union to accept the money due to rampant homophobia. The film manages to explore two…

Comment

Trans rights matter

The Gender Recognition Act (GRA) is changing. People will be able to legally change their gender through self-identification. But what will this lead to? Some say predatory men will change gender to women by the stroke of a pen and threaten women’s rights by being able to go into safe spaces like domestic violence shelters….

Global

India’s Supreme Court decriminalises gay sex

“History owes the LGBT community an apology for their sufferings,” said Judge Indhu Maholta, after India overturned a ruling that criminalised gay sex.   Section 377 was a part of the Indian Penal Code, which had been introduced by the British in 1861. It legally banned sexual activity between two men. Section 377 still remains…

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