Diplomacy Will Not Bring Liberation

Featured Artwork: Annie Bissett LGBTQ+ rights within the UK have been historically been exploited as some form of political sport, throwing shallow jabs and punches at the community to appeal to the bigoted vote. Hostility towards the LGBT community harks back to the Thatcher era, where the leader passed Section 28 (a bill banning the […]

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DNF if you’re “bio” transgender

Featured Illustration: Megan Orr My name is Lauren, and I’m sixteen years old. I was assigned female at birth, but I am transgender. My pronouns are she/her/hers and they/them/theirs. I label myself as genderfluid because my gender fluctuates between other gender identities such as male, female, agender, etc. I’ve known I wasn’t a girl for […]

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Bad Love and Old Lies

She was proud. That much she knew. Lying in the hot Italian sun she turned once again watching as the world whirled and became submerged in the rose tint of her pink sunglasses. She smiled to herself hearing the screams of her friends as they splashed in the water becoming teenagers once again. Your pride […]

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Sixteen in Clarksville

Featured Artwork: Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene, 1864 by Simeon Solomon (1840-1905) In Clarksville, they were just children — arguably too young to know what love was, but evidently old enough to know that they’d found it in each other. They’d known one another for nine of their sixteen years. It was […]

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An Exciting Life for the Depressed Mind

Trigger Warning: Mentions of suicidal thoughts and depression . . . My depression began at the age of twelve. I remember looking up one morning after I had washed my face wishing I were dead. It seemed that a tired dejected little Black girl’s face followed me around. Only her face has now grown into […]

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Hey Alexa, Play “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross

Featured Illustration: “Show Me as I Want to Be Seen” by Claude Cahun I’m a bisexual person. My pronouns are she/they and the more introspection I do, the more I find that I’m slowly slipping into the non-binary territory. And that’s cool but every day I wake up and face a dilemma. Do I need […]

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