Published in: North Africa, West AsiaMacho men only: no space for femininity in Jordan’s LGBT+ community
‘Just manly men’. ‘Guys that hit the gym’. ‘Straight-acting only’. ‘No fems’. The message for gay and bi men browsing through dating apps in Jordan is clear: masculinity is in, femininity is out.
How I learned to let go and be myself
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.
Why we need radical love to create change
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.
Marginal bodies: queer migrants on transformation
What does it mean to be undocumented in the USA? Drawing from her own experiences of the asylum system, mónica enríquez-enríquez presents two short films on queer migration, violence, loss and finding identity in the margins. Contains upsetting content.