Homophobia

Culture

This coming of age novel explores what it means to be queer in Poland

'Swimming in the Dark' is a sun-soaked love story that rivals 'Call Me By Your Name' and contextualises the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights.
Dane Harrison
7.15.20
Opinion

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.
Anastasiia Fedorova
7.1.20
Culture

young lesbian, gay and bi women share their experiences of homophobia today

Following recent violent attacks on LGBTQ women and enby individuals, we examine the unique intersection of homophobia and misogyny and ask what can be done.
Sophie Wilkinson
6.13.19
News

lgbtq workers are suffering from a ‘hidden epidemic’ of sexual harassment

A new study found that despite huge amounts of harassment in the workplace, most incidents are still going unreported.
Moya Lothian-McLean
5.17.19
Opinion

why the uk is in the midst a toxic lgbtq debate

In the UK, decades old arguments conflating sexual identity and sexual acts has lead to a nationwide debate about whether LGBTQ rights should even be mentioned in schools.
Alim Kheraj
3.28.19
Opinion

there’s a lot more than just homophobia in that trump-putin kissing cartoon

Why are we so fascinated with the gay sexual power dynamics of world leaders?
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
7.20.18
Fashion

we need to talk about streetwear’s problem with queer people

What will it take for the streetwear community to address the rise of anti-LGBTQ+ hate speech breeding within it?
Douglas Greenwood
7.6.18
News

oxford’s lgbtq+ students respond to vice-chancellor’s defence of homophobia

The head of Oxford University said, “My job isn’t to make you feel comfortable,” after students reported homophobic comments made by professors.
Roisin Lanigan
9.5.17
LGBT+

what politicians' silence on chechnya's 'gay camps' says about lgbtq oppression

Following reports of gay men being rounded up into torture camps in Chechnya, there has been a deafening silence from politicians. i-D considers the consequences of this silence, and speaks with protesters at the Queer Solidarity demonstration outside...
Louis Staples
4.13.17
Music

#fbf: remember when kanye told hip-hop to stop being homophobic on mtv?

This 2005 archive gem was resurfaced on its 10th anniversary by MTV, and reappeared on social media again today. It’s always a good time to revisit Ye’s essential anti-discrimination PSA.
Charlotte Gush
4.7.17
Film

conservatives are threatening to boycott 'beauty and the beast' over gay character

Forget Stockholm syndrome and bestiality, LeFou appears to be crushing on Gaston.
Wendy Syfret
3.6.17
Music

airline passenger calls police after feeling “uncomfortable” sitting next to mykki blanco

"This is the most bizarre form of homophobia I’ve ever encountered," the rapper tweeted after the incident.
Matthew Whitehouse
2.20.17
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