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
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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
The focus of this article is a Twitter thread that went viral in the latter half of 2018. Originally written by playwright Guillem Clua (@guillemclua) from Barcelona, Spain, it gained further popularity when translated into English by user @strangelyurie. Written by Hannah Ayres.
Natalie Hanley-Smith, a PhD candidate in the History department at the University of Warwick, offers an introduction into a very interesting – and entertaining – aspect of her doctoral research. Were gossip ‘paragraphs’ simply entertainment for the upper-classes, or were they a very public way of exposing indecorous behaviour and deviation from social mores? Did they in fact facilitate discussion of the ‘rules’ of sexual and marital conduct and can we perhaps see in them a forerunner to the celebrity gossip so present in the media today?