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Reflections on the 2014 Whitney Biennial

Omar Kholeif | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Omar Kholeif

For me, the Whitney Biennial is a strange beast. For a long time, it has been a buzz-forming centre point in the American art world. It is an exhibition that supposedly captures the pulse of American art, even if such ideas of nationalistic curating seem out of date.

Girls on Film

La JohnJoseph | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
La JohnJoseph

Last week, pop performance artist, Alexander Geist released the video for a new track, "A Woman's Right to Choose". A mysterious medley of ambiguous apparitions and morose saxophone riffs, the video leads us on a journey into arch sarcasm, and on to a provocative exploration of gender identity.

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...

Mx - When Mr, Mrs, Miss and Ms Just Won't Do

Catherine McNamara | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine McNamara

Last week, Goldsmiths (University of London) added the option of 'Mx' as a title or honorific when making an enquiry, applying for a course or registering as a student. I thought it was a good move.

I'm Getting Married Regardless of What the Queers Think

Scottee | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Scottee

All our heterosexual friends have sent the obligatory text messages of congratulations but to date, but all of the negative responses we've had have been from our own community - homosexuals.

Queerying Queer

B.J. Epstein | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

Nearly every time I write an article (or talk on the radio) about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues, someone then contacts me to complain about my employment of the word "queer". Since summer is the season for LGBT(Q!) pride events, it seems like the ideal time to que(e)ry the term "queer", and to think about why it seems to be a word that divides opinion.

The National Portrait Gallery's Queer Perspectives

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

Run by artist Sadie Lee whose own work often explores gender identity and flux and whose paintings fall under several categories like "Tomboys and Crossdressers" and "Inappropriate Women", Lee presents a quarterly tour of the museum's permanent collection accompanied by an LGBT artist from a wide variety of media.

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?

Sad F**king Queer

Scott Capurro | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Scott Capurro

I've got a blind spot where the word 'queer' is concerned, unless I'm paying someone £50 to whisper it into my ear. When my sexuality is used as a weapon, the comedy club becomes a schoolyard and I'm 14 again, tall and skinny and femmy and mouthy, a huge ego and a low self esteem.

Queer Radicalism: Smashing Heteronormativity & Marriage

James Hetterley | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Politics
James Hetterley

Many of you may have watched The Big Questions on television this weekend, the Beeb's Sunday morning ethical discussion programme in which semi-intell...

Equality Body Supports "Compromises" on Equality Laws

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

Christian fundamentalists should cease their phoney claims of persecution and drop their demand to be able to discriminate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Instead, they should concentrate on supporting their fellow Christians elsewhere in the world who are suffering real and grave persecution because of their faith.

Are gay Lives Better now?

Sorab Shroff | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK
Sorab Shroff

You will do anything to save your life if you think you're going to be killed. When they were kicking my boyfriend, a strapping guy, down to the floor and then in the head, I thought, "That's it- we're going to die." I invented a fictional sister and kept repeating, "My little sister's at home, we really need to get home - just let us go."