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Personal about politics: Cat MacLean and Jason Reed

photography by Sebastian Mullen As we come upon the UK’s third general election in four years, it makes sense to talk to some of the political-types on campus. This week, we’re talking to Cat MacLean, former chair of LSESU Labour…

The 6 types of Tory you meet at university

For three years I have lingered among London’s Tory students. I have become well-known and then shot back into obscurity. I have espoused moderation and then pushed for radicalism. I have turned up to pubs, speeches, and debates in the…

Election 2019: In conversation with Hector Birchwood, Brexit Party

This article is part of a series of articles that appear in our December 10 print edition under the subheading “Small parties, big ideas. We sit down with the insurgent parties trying to upset the Labour incumbent.” You can also…

Meet LSE’s society raising awareness on food poverty and food waste

Food waste is an issue gaining increasing awareness around the world. The UK Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Committee classified food waste as ‘a global public policy issue’ in its 2017 report. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United…

Seeing both sides: bisexual masculinities and the bi experience

Two weeks ago, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health released the findings from a 2014/15 health survey on sexual orientation. The findings confirmed what other surveys, including an earlier BBC-funded study by Ipsos MORI, have found: young people are getting gayer.…

30 years of uneasy Pride Week alliances

A 1993 leaflet showing activities for ‘Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Awareness Week’, the predecessor to Pride Week. Courtesy: LSE Library Archives Pride brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and asexual groups with allies in ‘uneasy alliances’. It is…

Muxes: the Mexican ‘third gender’

Latin American countries – Mexico in particular- are not places known as advocates for progressive LGBTQ+ rights. Although Mexico City was the first place in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, the region is still known for its violence and…

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…

In two UGM motions, students call for improved sexual violence support, declare climate emergency

This week, the LSE Student body brought forward and passed two motions in a Union General Meeting. Students approved a motion calling for LSE to improve its sexual harassment and abuse support provision and also declared a climate and ecological…

Chile Despertó

Chile has seen massive protests triggered by a 4¢ rise in metro fares during rush hour. But how can a list of five or even ten items encompass the experiences of over one million Chileans on the streets of Santiago? …

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