The toxicity of the gay male glo-up
Often masked as promoting 'wellness', ugly duckling-to-swan narratives are wreaking havoc on the self-esteem of young gay men today.
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For so many in the UK, this lockdown is inherently political
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed countless weaknesses in the state and the injustices hidden from the privileged. 17-year-old inner city activist Athian Akec calls for change and action.
What the tech industry is doing to gen Z’s job prospects
A new book by Wendy Liu, Abolish Silicon Valley, suggests that the utopian dreams of the tech industry might not be alle they’re cracked up to be.
Why are we so afraid of being lonely?
Studies have found Gen Z to be the loneliest generation yet, with social media to blame. We asked some experts how, why and what can be done about it.
Alyson Zetta Williams
A deep dive investigation into why we're so obsessed with gross food on Instagram
Bone apple teeth! These cursed images make us gag, so why can’t we look away?
Photos that explore the male body beyond the perfectly sculpted ideal
In an age of increasing male body anxiety, what does it mean that the ideal ideal masculine body is still so difficult to obtain?
How the modelling industry changed in the 2010s
Over the last decade a sharp shift has happened in the way the modelling industry both operates and is perceived. Here's one former model's take on the changes – from increased diversity to the social media revolution.
We don't need to look real on social media
Why do we still operate under the assumption that Instagram is where we show our authentic selves?
Rachel Charlene Lewis
Vue pulling Blue Story from its cinemas perpetuates racist stereotypes
Youth activist Athian Akec calls for a boycott of Vue cinemas, following its the regressive reaction to an incident at one of its screens on Saturday
Don’t feel bad for dumping me for my mental illness
If you’re reading this and we used to date I don’t blame you for how things ended. I’m also sorry for all those drunk texts.
The death of gay clubbing and the rise of the alt queer night
How events like Homobloc are ushering in a new era for LGBT+ clubbers.
transphobia is alive and well both in and outside the queer community
More cisgender queer people need to oppose transphobia, urgently.