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On The Thought of Renaming Myself: Why I Like My Deadname But At The Same Time Hate It

by Adrian (he/him/his) Most Indonesians only have one name. That’s right, their first name is also their official name. Depending on their ethnicity, they may also go by their nickname—usually given by parents or grandparents based on their personality or physical build. Such a name… Read More »On The Thought of Renaming Myself: Why I Like My Deadname But At The Same Time Hate It

Examining the Role of Family and Queerness in Torrey Peters’ Detransition, Baby

by Chelsea Gallagher (she/her/hers) The word “transition” can be traced back to the Latin word “transitionem”. Originally used as a noun to describe “going across or over”, but what is the power it holds today? With the evolution of self-discovery tied with gender, we find… Read More »Examining the Role of Family and Queerness in Torrey Peters’ Detransition, Baby

Two people holding hands at a Pride parade

notes on protest & breath

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

Solidarity and Isolation in 1980s Britain to now – The Bradford Lesbian Line

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

Image from the first OWAAD conference (1979)

‘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