By Jack Bowman (he/him) American artist and author Richard Bruce Nugent was the first openly gay Black writer. Although operating within what is now widely understood as a vibrant artistic scene of gay, lesbian, and bisexual participants, Nugent was one of the only expressly out… Read More »‘one can love’ Richard Bruce Nugent, Fire!!, and the Harlem Renaissance
By Claire Tunnacliffe (she/they) Over a year has passed, as we have collectively held ourselves in. Locked down and away from friends, family – blood or chosen, the places, streets, bars, clubs, community spaces, and routines many of us structure our lives around – often… Read More »notes on protest & breath
Throughout LGBTQ+ history there has been a long-standing reliance on physical social spaces within the queer community (Anderson, Austin and Knee, 2020). Whether this is in queer support groups, Pride marches or socialising in queer clubs and bars, accessing these spaces allows us to feel… Read More »Solidarity and Isolation in 1980s Britain to now – The Bradford Lesbian Line
By Phoenix (they/them) Am I a one and done kinda bitch?or am I a one and two and breathless whispersover an ocean. Two and threeand me and you and themand who needs to define what we are? we are breathlessand eternal and never ending.the line… Read More »Valentines Poetry, 2021: Untitled.
By Adebayo Quadry-Adekanbi With thanks to Dan Vo This blog post aims to serve as a guide for our journey of disrupting, reconceptualising and re-queering Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s works. In a podcast episode with queer/disrupt, Dan Vo and I delve into Fani-Kayode’s pieces and attempt to… Read More »Re-Queering and Reconceptualising the work of Rotimi Fani-Kayode
‘I thanked the ancestors it is not something you can box up neatly’: uncovering stories of Black and Brown LGBTQ+ activism in post-war Britain
By Sue Lemos Black and Brown LGBTQ+ people have a vibrant history of activism and community spaces in Britain, but it was only until I delved into the ruckus! Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans cultural archive and Black and Brown lesbian herstories that I… Read More »‘I thanked the ancestors it is not something you can box up neatly’: uncovering stories of Black and Brown LGBTQ+ activism in post-war Britain
By Dawn Woolley (she/her) and AC Davidson (she/they). Do we experience and express our gender identities differently in pandemic lockdown? Can sharing selfies via Instagram be a way to collectively queer the gender binary? These questions and our own experiences of lockdown led us to… Read More »Bois of Isolation – Queering Gender Binaries in the Confines of Pandemic