Photographing the queer leather community of today
Steven Harwick turned his fetish into 'By The Skin of My Teeth', a book that captures the beauty and sexual expression of his crowd worldwide.
6 artists exploring the joy & pain of the trans experience
Featured as part of 'In Dedication' at The Koppel Project Hive in London, their work imagines a future beyond the gender binary.
A love letter to London's kink spaces
With events across the city under threat, a member of Klub Verboten's community discusses the importance of preserving safe spaces for play.
Photographs that consider the female body, leather, and eroticism
In 'Atom', photographer Ekaterina Bazhenova-Yamasaki and brand Fleet Ilya offer an intimate reflection on fetishwear.
This proposed bill is a leap backwards for trans rights in Russia
Proposed under the guise of “strengthening the institution of family”, the Russian government’s latest anti-LGBTQ+ move will drastically affect the livelihoods of its trans citizens. Here’s how you can help.
The artist archiving Black queer history as it happens right now
Through her project, Pur·suit, Naima Green builds a rich, nuanced picture of what Black LGBTQ+ life looks like in Brooklyn today, so that no one can deny its existence tomorrow.
Yulia Tsvetkova’s trial is a showdown for freedom of expression in Russia
The 27-year-old artist is facing six years in prison for distributing “pornographic material” online. We speak to members of the country’s feminist and LGBTQ+ creative communities about why what happens next is a watershed moment for Russia’s youth.
NSFW photographs of the youth challenging Russia’s sexual status quo
Nick Gavrilov and Generation Z’s Project X shows how sex has become an act of protest against the country’s stern morality codes.
The graduate designer broadening the horizons of what butch means today
Drawing inspiration from the history of the lesbian and non-binary communities, Ella Boucht is advancing the conversation around ‘butch’ identity through fashion.
Meet the artists driving Russia’s new wave of queer music
From dreamy 80s-inspired pop to sweaty basement raves, the country’s LGBT+ music and nightlife scene is changing how the world looks at Russian youth.
The film exploring what mental health means for youth in the digital age
Tracing the stories of three protagonists in Moscow, Berlin and New York, Nadia Bedzhanova’s ‘Beware of Dog’ tackles themes of isolation, addiction and compulsion.
looking back on the protests and politics of the russian world cup
How did ordinary Russians feel about it? And how did Pussy Riot’s pitch invasion figure in the country’s tradition of performance protest art?