I was bullied in school for not fitting in, while at home my father abused alcohol to cope with his pain. I learned there is something wrong with some people. To avoid this trap of authority, we must allow for the queer and glorious differences between us.
I remember when I first discovered internet porn – I was 17 years old. Fascinated by this world of unleashed sexual expression and fantasy, I couldn’t get enough of it. I thought I'd outgrow my porn habit over time. But I never did.
US school shooters weren't just pathological murderers, they were
responding to suffocating beliefs about masculinity. The 'sea of
pink', Nelson Mandela and the AIDS memorial quilt show that to
thrive, everyone needs more social room.
To raise the quality of life, we must lower the cost of living for one
another, and that’s what ‘buy low, sell low’ economics has to offer. This is
the fourth article in our series on the role of money in the transformation of
Feminists today are occupied by seemingly endless Twitter debates. But this is a politics of representation: our attention needs to move towards a politics of change. What are we not doing while so many of our movement's resources are being used like this?
“Anytime you take the right away from me to vote”, says
85-year old Augustine Carter in Richmond, Virginia, “that takes away my
freedom. And if I don’t have no freedom, then that makes me a slave” (video, 6
Can philanthropy be more than a smile on the
face of inequality? Two of America's leading philanthropists say "yes."
This is the second article in our series on the role of money in the
transformation of society.
Living on an isolated island with my dog, it was a departure to find myself with 4,000 other LGBTQ people at the Creating Change conference. From Laverne Cox's opening speech to my yoga workshop, I learned that love is central to queer liberation.
Our reviewer went to the theatre to find out. Coney, a British theatre company, have framed a political experiment that
places an audience at a crucial juncture in a nation's history: the success of
While Dylan Farrow's child abuse allegations against Woody Allen hold the headlines, it is time for journalists to realise that sexual violence is not about evil individuals, Asian grooming gangs, or 1970s BBC culture.
When the AIDS activist movement ACT UP was formed in New York in 1987, 50 per cent of Americans wanted people with AIDS quarantined, while 15 per cent favoured tattoos. An interview with Sarah Schulman on her film United In Anger: A History of ACT UP.