Opinion

Opinion

Twilight was problematic – do its stans want a sequel?

12 years after its last edition, this week the Twilight book series relaunches with 'Midnight Sun'. But is it welcome in a world that’s moved on from its questionable politics?
Tom George
8.5.20
Fashion

The queer and dirrty history of chaps

The assless icon has had a long and controversial life in fashion.
Tom George
8.4.20
Opinion

Why are Pose's trans stars constantly snubbed?

The Emmys are certainly not the first awards show to have consistently overlooked the performances from Pose’s trans actors -- and they likely won’t be the last.
Bryanna A. Jenkins
7.30.20
Opinion

Nigeria’s queer history told by those who lived through it

Queer Nigerians are under attack from its government, but in the shadows, their vibrant existence – once ignored by the powers that be – lives on.
Vincent Desmond
7.29.20
Opinion

What happens when a stan account loses its idol

When you’ve spent your life chronicling the career of someone famous, how do you grieve, then adapt, once they die?
Douglas Greenwood
7.22.20
Opinion

Young Brown teens are using TikTok to open up about their complex families

Belonging to two cultures is tough. But through TikTok, second-generation immigrants are finding solidarity.
Serena Smith
7.17.20
Opinion

Why demonising 'call-out culture' perpetuates racism

By silencing BIPOC when they speak out, we uphold the oppressive structures we need to dismantle.
Katrice Dustin
7.8.20
Opinion

Let's be real, who doesn't love a himbo?

A sweet, uncomplicated heartthrob? We simply have to stan.
Nathan Ma
7.7.20
Opinion

This is how we can tackle anti-blackness in the South Asian community

Activists and organisers weigh in on how to root out the deep-seated colourism and harmful anti-Black ideals that pervade the South Asian community today.
Tahmina Begum
7.1.20
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
Opinion

K-pop activism makes headlines but Black fans' experience is more complex

They’ve been pushing the movement from within, but the complicated reality for Black fans is continually ignored in fandoms littered with racism and problematic faves.
Stitch
6.30.20
Opinion

Black people shouldn’t have to save white lives to earn their respect

With our deification of key workers, the trope of the noble, deserving minority risks undermining the wider struggle for justice.
Raifa Rafiq
6.25.20
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