india has made history by decriminalizing gay sex

The landmark ruling is being celebrated as a huge step forward for human rights in the country.
Roisin Lanigan

scotland is going to be the first country to make pads and tampons free for all students

The $6.7 million scheme is a major step in eradicating period poverty, which sees hundreds of thousands of young women struggle to afford basic sanitary products.
Georgie Wright
the earthwise issue

how naomi wadler is going to change the world

11-year-old Naomi Wadler wowed the world with her impassioned speech at Washington’s March for Our Lives gun control rally. Here, she writes a poem celebrating Black Girl Magic.
i-D Staff

these 'model citizens' are using instagram to flip congress blue

Barbie Ferreira, Chella Man, and Yasmin Geurts are among 40 young activists launching 'Model Citizens Vote,' a viral push to turn out the youth vote ahead of the November midterms.
Hannah Ongley

is the world cup actually changing russian society?

Nadya from Pussy Riot reports.
Nadya Tolokonnikova

5 reasons alexandria ocasio-cortez’s win is so important

Ocasio-Cortez won 57.5 percent of the vote in NY-14’s democratic primary, beating out longtime establishment incumbent Joe Crowley.
Hannah Ongley
Think Pieces

we’re millennials 2.0 and we’re coming to get you — lauren stocks on generation change

Teenager Lauren Stocks blew our minds with her speech at the Labour party conference last year. Voice trembling with emotion, she spoke out for every “spaced-out, stressed-out, depressed kid in a battlefield where they can’t afford pens and paper."
Lauren Stocks

watch the first trailer for jay z’s documentary about trayvon martin

“They say that time heals all wounds. It does not.”
Georgie Wright

5 awesome facts about america's new transgender lawmaker

Last night in Virginia, a trans metalhead Danica Roem unseated a self-described “chief homophobe” who drafted the state’s bathroom bill. Here’s what you need to know about your new Democratic hero.
Hannah Ongley
the sounding off issue

young artists on the politics of making music in the middle east

From the threat of violence to starting a musical revolution, making music is an inherently political act for artists from the Middle East
Amelia Abraham
the sounding off issue

“we will not stand for your merry little song”

Vic Mensa pens a powerful message to the NFL.
vic mensa

patti harrison is the trans comic we need desperately right now

The brilliant satirist blasted Trump on The Tonight Show, and now talks about her path to comedy and racism in Hollywood.
Zio Baritaux