Tag: LGBTQ

Features

Dating while trans makes me feel like an outsider

Content warning: mental health decline, references to self-harm and overdoses. Being transgender has multiple hurdles and blocks to move and overcome. Mental health and dating have proven to be my two biggest challenges to date. Prior to the pandemic, I had battled the healthcare system and, since starting testosterone in 2017, I have already had…

Books

Bimini Bon Boulash at UEA Live

People of influence are well represented by the fans they have, and those waiting to see Bimini Bon Boulash are characterised by animal prints, colourful hair, and bold makeup. Taking my seat, I settle into the excited buzz of the room. It doesn’t feel like we’re about to watch a book launch – the energy…

Fashion

A Lacquer of Shame

The theme was ‘60s; my costume was gaudy. Wearing a floral shirt, long white flares, and an extravagant amount of glitter, I spent the night dancing with friends. Lighting up my nails was a sloppily-painted mix of dayglo yellow and fluorescent pink. My glasses? Rose-tinted, of course. Looking back this was a night that changed…

#BLM, TV, Venue

Pose FX: intersectionality in race

The first episode of Pose FX opens on a disco ball; we see a New York apartment filled with gorgeous guys and girls. While Pose is indeed a show filled with fun and glamour, it also deals with heavy themes. All the girls in the apartment are trans women and are either Black or Afro-Latina….

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