Amrou Al-Kadhi

Culture

why islam is inherently queer

In an extract from their book ‘Unicorn’, Amrou Al-Kadhi (aka Glamrou) explains how they discovered the queerness in their faith
Amrou Al-Kadhi
10.3.19
Think Pieces

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.
Amrou Al-Kadhi
3.9.18
Film

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.
Amrou Al-Kadhi
3.17.17
Donald Trump

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...
Amrou Al-Kadhi
2.1.17
Film

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their lenses towards the role of the modern man, we look at the films and their deconstruction of society's fragile, outdated concept of masculinity.
Amrou Al-Kadhi
11.10.16
Film

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.
Amrou Al-Kadhi
11.2.16
Think Pieces

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?
Amrou Al-Kadhi
10.3.16
LGBT

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.
Amrou Al-Kadhi
7.8.16
New York

the drag scene: new york vs london

What forged the very different ethics and aesthetics of New York and London's drag scenes?
Amrou Al-Kadhi
11.30.15

the problem with straight acting gay men

Are queer spaces moving towards homogeneity and inward prejudice?
Amrou Al-Kadhi
9.28.15