How can I ever change things that I feel?

Sexuality, home and change I look down at the lapel of my coat. Fuck. The badges. I forgot to take them off. Frida Kahlo and a gay flag stare back at me. I take one off, slip on the cool…

Gay, Lesbian, Queer, Bi?

I’m gay. It’s a Friday afternoon, and as I stand in front of a crowd of teenagers, the words echoing in my head, my stomach flips. No one in this room knows me, but the paranoia of people knowing is…

Gay All Your Love On Me

Why Mamma Mia’s gay appeal runs deeper than shirtless guys and sequins I was raised on ABBA’s music. My parents owned lots of CDs, but after my brother destroyed them by lining them up and stepping on them, we mostly…

Activist Pioneers Kick Off LSE LGBT+ History Month Events

On Friday 1 February, three prominent activists instrumental in the founding of the LGBT+ movement shared their stories in a public lecture. OUTing The Past is a campaign started in 2005 by LGBT+ charity Schools OUT UK to raise awareness…

My Non-Binary Diary: Coming Out (Again)

Written by anon So I just tried to come out (again) to my Mum. I say ‘tried’, in that her response was simply to tell me to “stop worrying”. How else to combat my dysphoria, than to simply forget it’s there?…

“This House Disapproves of Nationalism”

Last Thursday the Students’ Union hosted this term’s fifth Union General Meeting. It marked the Union’s 120th Anniversary Special, including a 96-year old motion disapproving Nationalism. Starting at 5.30 pm, the Sabbatical officers presented a comprehensive summary of their recent…

A Successful Pride Week for the LSE LGBT+ Community

Deemed as a great success, LSESU’s Pride Week is over. The special week included a Drag show, film screening and several socials. The campaign’s purpose is to celebrate the LGBT+ community at the university. The general feeling from students is…

My Non-Binary Diary: Perfume Genius

Written by anon Only a few days earlier I had finally mustered the courage to wear a dress in public again. The glitter-bearded 80s-grandma look I had first settled on singled me out as not quite girly-femme. Instead, the perverse ecstasy…

LGBTQ+ Activism: “An Uphill Battle” – Interview with Magda Orlander, LGBTQ+ Activist, Luxembourg

By Taryana Odayar. This week, in order to gain a meaningful insight into the important LGBTQ+ activism being carried out, I had the opportunity of interviewing Magda Orlander, a Luxembourger who has certainly done her fair share of activism. Her…