‘I would like to report a sexual assault’: how my university failed me when I needed it most

(c) Rebekah Paredes-Larson When I began organising a campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault, I wanted to detach my work from my own experience. It felt easier to research sexual violence and plan events as a concerned student rather…

KSI spends £1200 at LSE in youtube challenge

by Zoe O’Logbon YouTuber KSI visited LSE’s Centre Building. This was the target for his new YouTube video, “Sidemen Spend £100,000 in 1 hour” published on 11 November.  KSI boasts over 6 million subscribers on YouTube and recently defeated Logan…

LSE Students’ Alliance for Hong Kong takes action on multiple fronts

As the protests in Hong Kong reached a fever pitch, LSE’s related movement, The LSE Student’s Alliance for Hong Kong, stepped up its efforts to amplify the protesters’ message and respond to opposition on campus. The LSE Students Alliance for…

Jessica, Amraj & Toby on queer time theory, Hong Kong, and PRIDE at LSE

photography by Sebastian Mullen In the lead up to this interview, we joked that queer time theory is the most important mysterious paradigm dominating the lives of LGBTQ+ people, you know, apart from queerphobia. The planned time for this interview…

3 Trans artists changing the game

Quay Dash ‘I’m black, I’m trans, and I can actually rap. Plus, I’m pretty… When you have beauty, brains, and talent, that’s some shit they can’t take’- Dazed Digital Quay Dash emerged from the embers of SoundCloud rap to create…

Condragulations to RuPaul UK Season 1 ★★★★

RuPaul’s Drag Race has landed in the UK and is making Drag Race history. The finale was last Thursday, and what a finale it was – whether your fave won or not – it was one for the books.  I…

Peter Handke is problematic

A response to Vol. 22’s ‘The Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature’ Since the announcement of Peter Handke as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature, an old controversy about his comments regarding the Bosnian War has…

Keshavarz’s Circumstance is one of disruption and defiance

On the surface, Circumstance (2011) depicts the emotive, tumultuous journey of Atafeh and her orphaned best friend Shireen. They fall in love in Iran, where tensions mount between the underground youth culture, particularly their steps toward LGBTQ rights. and the…

Thoughts I have when I’m at a Gay Bar

Here’s the (bitter) tea     (soz, I left the teabag in for too long); That guy with the crisp haircut and beard is cute, but is he too old for me? Nah, I’ve had older…     (is that a problem?)…

Sappho in the 21st Century

Sappho was an ancient Greek poet who lived on the island of Lesbos. She did so much gay stuff on the island that we named lesbians after it. Despite living ages ago, she has a lot to tell us about…