GENDER

Won’t someone please think of the (GSM) children?

“Won’t someone please think of the children?” Almost everyone has undoubtedly heard that phrase in their lives. It’s synonymous with the opposition to the GSM (Gender and Sexual Minorities) community and how children, somehow, need protection from them. But I ask this – is it the children of anti-equality campaigners who need protecting from people […]

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GENDER

I’m transitioning into a transphobic world. Here’s how it’s going

Being a minority in modern day Britain can be tough. You face transphobia, homophobia, biphobia and heteronormativity/cisnormativity on every level. Because of this, it’s understandable that coming to terms with your identity in a society that still praises those who fit the mould can be quite the challenge – and it can take a serious […]

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IN THE NEWS

Civil partnerships: we need the right to reject marriage

It’s mid-morning on a Friday, and we’re in a registry office in Douglas – the capital of the Isle of Man. Two witnesses are present for the civil partnership ceremony of an opposite-sex couple, Adeline Cosson and Kieran Hodgson. They are the first heterosexual couple to get a civil partnership in the British Isles after […]

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GENDER

Inside another’s skin: introducing non-binary sexuality

Society believes it has sexuality and gender all figured out. You can either be gay, straight or bisexual. You can be male or female. That all seems simple. Well, this is where society, and maybe you, would be wrong. There is, in fact, a whole underworld of sexualities and genders that most probably haven’t heard […]

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