Queer Issues

Transgender Opinion: Two-Way "Passing Privilege"

Stuart Lorimer | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Lorimer

It hadn't occurred to me before but, thinking about it, it did seem that contained within the notion of being a "trans ally" is the implicit assumption that one is not oneself trans. Did that assumption bother me? I wasn't sure.

Sarah Ann Harris

These Brits Are Doing Some Amazing Stuff For Transgender People

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK

The transgender rights movement witnessed a huge shift in public attitudes and understanding in 2015, partly due to some high-profile role models in ...

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.

Man On Hunger Strike For As Long As Gay Couples Can Marry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A man has revealed that he has been on a 12 day hunger strike and will continue to starve himself until gay couples in Utah are banned from marrying. ...

Germany Allows 'Indeterminate' Gender On Birth Certificates

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Germany has become the first country in the world to allow parents to leave the gender box blank on their child's birth certificate. As reported in...

Sadistic and Decadent: Queering Video Games

B.J. Epstein | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Tech
B.J. Epstein

LGBT History Month is a good time to consider whether and, if so, how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are represented in popular media. While TV shows, films, and books are frequently analysed, one form of popular media that might get forgotten is video games. So how do video games depict LGBT people and why does this matter?