qd2021

Very Special Friendships: Glimpses of Queer Relationships Among Women in the Colonial Archive

by Kirsten Kamphuis (she/her/hers) As postcolonial historians have long demonstrated, everybody brings much more to the archive than their scholarly background. When I enter the archives of Roman Catholic teaching orders, as I have repeatedly done during my doctoral work on girls’ education in colonial… Read More »Very Special Friendships: Glimpses of Queer Relationships Among Women in the Colonial Archive

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

Policing and Pride

by James Whitfield (he/him/his) Since the inception of the first UK pride, it has been a mix of protest and celebration. Often both have been so fused it is impossible to differentiate the two. However, over the years, many have questioned whether the element of… Read More »Policing and Pride

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