Why The Art World Needs To Be More Inclusive

As a Black queer artist, I understand how ones identity, background and perspective determine our relationship with art. The way we experience museums, galleries, and  art spaces correlates with the lack of representation of diversity in cultural British society. Museums and galleries are public spaces, and there is a lot to say about how we […]

Trans Day of Remembrance: What Can We Do?

Grief is the emotion that we experience after a loss, but that loss doesn’t necessarily have to be a person. We can grieve ourselves, our autonomy, our identity, our ancestors, our sense of self-worth, our financial stability, our homes, any person who has distanced from us, or disowned us for who we are and how […]

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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 […]

After ViolenceBaroque Drag: Gender Masculinity and Violence

On November 16 + 23, _REMIX will present a unique baroque drag experience, After Violence. Performed  by drag queen Rhys’s Pieces, non-binary vocalist Ella Taylor,  lute player  Sam Brown and  electronic musician  Benjamin Tassie, After Violence will explore gender, masculinity and male violence from a uniquely queer perspective. Using the music of baroque composer John Dowland […]

Coming Out With My Mother

My mother has never believed in rules as an adult. “Nobody can tell you what to do with your life. And if they do, they can fuck off” she told me once, sitting at our kitchen table in Stockholm, Sweden. My mother and I came out around the same time. I say ‘came out’ but […]

Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Before going to see this film I had read up as much as possible about it, even though I was always going to watch it after having seen Desiree Akhavan’s debut Appropriate Behaviour a number of equally entertaining times. Akhavan’s work is creative, entertaining and relatable; notably, it is queer. However, while Appropriate Behaviour is […]