I Want To Start A Conversation With No Conclusion - So Everyone Feels Included

CJ Atkinson | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK
CJ Atkinson

2016, aside from being the year when your favourite celebrity died, has been a seminal year for those who identify as "other" when it comes to the question of gender. Thanks to high profile stars and activists, from Laverne Cox and Janet Mock to Ruby Rose and Miley Cyrus, we now have the chance for young people to be aware that gender - the great societal binary - isn't so binary at all. In fact, like most things in life, gender operates as a spectrum and everybody's identity is valid without denying anybody else's.

Sex and Gender

Lewis Worrow | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Worrow

I ask each and every one of you to take part in the campaigning in any way possible, be that by supporting the campaign for gender-neutral toilets as those attending higher education institutions such as The University of Hull, Sussex, Bath, Manchester, Staffordshire, Bradford and Oxford have done or be it simply by supporting the use of gender-neutral pronouns it makes a difference and sets a foundation from which we can build a better more progressive future, together.

Being 'Normal': We Can't Avoid a Hetero-Normative Society, But We Can Help Make It Less So

David Mooney | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mooney

I shouldn't have to order my Valentine's Day card online to be able to customise it, so that it's not one of the thousands that says 'boyfriend' that features a girl giving a boy a bunch of flowers.

Three Things Heterosexuals Don't Realise About Gay Relationships

George P. Simmonds | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
George P. Simmonds

I'm not going to use this article as an opportunity to tell straight people they have no idea what it's like to be gay because to do so would be to abet gay culture's propensity to wear its orientation like an accessory so to keep heterosexuals at arm's length. Such hostilities support the turning of sexuality into an elitist enterprise.

That's So Straight!

Jack Fletcher | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

The notion of sexuality being linked in a negative way is notorious and omnipresent in our society. It's easy to hear someone say 'that's so gay' when in public, even for the most unequivocal things... Since when did being gay, lesbian or bisexual necessarily mean a bad thing anyway?

In Defence of Vanilla Sex

Emily Buchanan | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Buchanan

But I want to reclaim vanilla sex, if I may. To remind and reassure you that it's a lovely way to spend the afternoon and truly nothing to be ashamed of. Enjoying it doesn't make you any less of a woman or indeed, a man, and you don't have to the Kama Sutra to be a memorable lover...

True Bromance

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

When I was a teenager, the myth was that men thought about sex every 15 seconds, that's around 4,000 times a day! I didn't know if this was true back then, but it seems much less plausible given what we know now. Men turn out to be nowhere near as heroic as this urban legend suggests.

Bisexuality: Is It Fun, Non Committal or Just Plain Greedy?

Daniel Warner | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

When people described themselves as being bisexual I automatically assumed they were gay (if male), trying to make themselves more interesting (if female) or desperate to broaden their appeal and fan base (if famous). I thought saying you're bisexual was just a cop out, just like saying you're a Liberal Democrat.