How to SHAG: What is safe sex and are people even having it?

While spring typically laid the plot for people’s Hot Girl Summer, fornicating is about two meters away from many a single/non-cohabitating person’s grasp this year — at least it should be. Lockdown has provided many people with ample time to…

The Lawyer – queer romance inspires reflection ★★★★

While the BFI LGBT+ Film Festival has sadly been cancelled, some of the exceptional films have been made accessible online. So The Beaver is here to spread the word about these fantastically diverse films to lighten up the monotonous days…

LSE Limelight #12: Declaring pronouns with Jason Reed

“I think a lot of the RIght is guilty of fetishisation of freedom. I would very much call myself a proponent of freedom but I think vast swathes of people weaponise it disingenuously in order to make out that they…

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…

Arlo Parks: Arlo will go far(lo)

For our sad generation, Arlo Parks could be a shining light. She’s an emerging London-based artist who produces dreamy tunes that are perfectly compatible with London skies. While it may not be sad enough for your ‘sad boi hours’ playlist,…

Homophobia: a Western export

illustration by Christina Ivey Homophobia is a Western export, a violent by-product of expanding Christendom to the colonies. It all starts with a few misread biblical verses and ends with Uganda jailing women wearing mini-skirts — apparently only lesbians show…

Patsy – A heartbreakingly restorative story of sacrifice ★★★★

Nicole Dennis-Benn’s vivid portrayal of motherhood, racism, womanhood, and sexuality is the timely story of an undocumented immigrant, Patsy, who leaves her daughter behind in search of new opportunities in America, and hoping to reunite with Cicely – her former…

sexual-groundworks.pride (ep.3)

As a continental European, I first understood what it means to be proud when I spent my tenth year of school abroad in Scotland. The Scots are a proud people—proud of their beautiful country, proud of their age-old dislike of…

All around the world: queer films you absolutely have to see

There’s something for everyone on this list. I spent my closeted youth indulging in some of these films, and I’m glad I finally have people to share them with. One thing I’ve made sure NOT to put on this list…

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga: a rickety paving stone

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (How I Felt When I Saw That Girl) gets its title from a classic 90s love song, sung from a man’s perspective. It revels in earnestly romantic imagery, comparing his lover to a…