Febuary is LGBT+ History month in the UK; a time dedicated to exploring the history of the LGBT+ community that has been supressed in the past, and celebrating the right to love whoever you want regardless of your gender. I love that we now have national months that celebrate minorities, such as LGBT+ history month,… Continue reading LGBT+ History month
As if school isn’t bad enough; the constant tests, dealing with puberty, friendships, and your over protective parents. But then it gets a hell of a lot harder when you realize you have a crush on the girl who sits next to you in maths. Crushes can be exciting, or heartbreaking if they don’t reciprocate,… Continue reading Being gay in school
If you search on Google, ‘how many genders are there?’ the first thing that comes up is that ‘there are two main gender categories that everyone can agree on: male and female’. The phrasing of this statement alone irritates me, as if your gender identity has to be something everyone ‘agrees with’ to be valid. Although… Continue reading Only two genders?
I’ve been with my girlfriend for over two months now and I’ve never been happier in a relationship. But one thing I have noticed is the reluctance of people to refer to her as my girlfriend and vice versa. My family and friends are incredibly accepting of me and are thrilled that I have a… Continue reading Why is it so hard to say…girlfriend?
Pride festivals are a celebration of love, equality and overall a place for everyone of all sexual orientations and genders to come together and have a good time. It’s all about being comfortable in your own skin. However straight pride arose in the late 1980s; it is often seen as a response to gay pride and… Continue reading Do you really need ‘straight pride’?
I’m so glad to see that in the recent years dozens of LGBT+ celebrities have been speaking out and promoting equality, I think without this many wouldn’t have the courage to come out and embrace their sexuality/gender identity and the more people speak out, the further we are to equality. So here’s just a few… Continue reading LGBT+ celebrity inspirations
It’s been a while since the Orlando massacre in a gay nightclub and I hadn’t really thought about it recently, until I saw Katy Perry meet one of the wounded, Tony Marrero on The Ellen Show. Tony was injured in the shooting and he said Katy’s song ‘Rise’ helped him through this tragic time, and joked… Continue reading For the Orlando victims…