Addressing issues surrounding identity, sexuality and vulnerability, watching ‘Steven Universe’ took me on a journey of self-actualisation

Steven Universe is an Emmy nominated cartoon set in a fictional universe predicated on the existence of gems: ageless alien beings whose existence can be located in magical gemstones that take on female humanoid forms. The TV show follows Steven Universe, a gem-human hybrid that lives in the fictional Beach City, with a group of […]

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To Bey Or Not To Bey: How A Freakum Dress Got Black Queer & Trans* Folk Into Formation

There are very few recording artists who can capture the public’s attention to become a global household name. There are even fewer artists who achieve icon status and maintain their solo success for 16 years, growing ever stronger with each passing year. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has done just this in a wide variety of ways, […]

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Phyll Opoku-Gyimah appointed Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust

Congratulations are in order to Phyll Opoku-Gyimah who has been appointed as the new executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust, the leading UK charity advocating for the human rights of LGBTQ people globally effective 5 August 2019. She replaces outgoing executive director Paul Dillane. Established in 2011, Kaleidoscope Trust strives for a free and equal world for […]

Mercedes Iman Diamond Talks Drag Race, Opulence & Representation

“OPPALANNNNNCE, YOU OWN EVERYTHINGGGGG” Every season on RuPaul’s Drag Race, there’s that one queen that wows us with an iconic catchphrase and this season, it came courtesy from the queen of opulence herself…Miss Mercedes Iman Diamond. Truly one of a kind, this East African beauty is the FIRST Muslim queen on RuPaul’s Drag Race hailing all the […]

Questions I’m Tired of Hearing As A Queer Woman

Queerness is not a new phenomenon, yet unfortunately, it is often treated as such, or even a trend. Although some queer people may acknowledge that particular questions or statements from straight people are not intentionally offensive, the ignorance behind them is inadmissible given the numerous informational sources that are available. Appreciate that given circumstances somewhat […]