what rupaul’s problematic comments mean for the future of drag
RuPaul’s transphobic comments about Drag Race might have been painful to hear, but drag queen and activist Amrou Al-Kadhi argues the ensuing backlash has helped push understandings of drag and gender to a more nuanced place.
the hidden gems at the bfi's lgbt film festival
As BFI Flare rolls into town, here's our pick of the most prescient, compelling films on show in the next two weeks.
british-iraqi citizen amrou al-kadhi explains why monday's anti-trump protest was moving, important and necessary
After Monday's anti-Trump protest in London, a photograph of gender-queer drag performer Amrou Al-Kadhi holding a sign reading “the only thing I terrorize is the runway” went viral, reposted by everyone from The Sun to Sarah Mower. Here Amrou explains...
the crisis of masculinity in contemporary cinema
With filmmakers increasingly turning their lenses towards the role of the modern man, we look at the films and their deconstruction of society's fragile, outdated concept of masculinity.
how can we combat the systemic racism of the tv and film industry?
For people looking to make a meaningful connection with the characters they see on screen, the entertainment industry still has a long way to go for those who aren't white.
the death of spontaneity in the gay community
Are apps like Grindr commodifying sex into something transactional and destroying the thrill of instinct that physical queer spaces thrive off?
understanding what it means to be queer and iraqi today
Global reportage of conflicts in the Middle East and a refugee crisis that has developed concurrently have, in their scale, lessened the coverage of the ever more delicate of LGBTQI+ individuals in these countries and seeking asylum.
the drag scene: new york vs london
What forged the very different ethics and aesthetics of New York and London's drag scenes?
the problem with straight acting gay men
Are queer spaces moving towards homogeneity and inward prejudice?