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How do sexuality, race, and religion intersect?

15th March 2020

Natasha Joibi Reporter Natasha Joibi interviews members of the LGBTQ+ community to discuss the need for wider queer POC representation. When EastEnders introduced its first Muslim lesbian character, Iqra Ahmed, last year, it marked a huge step forward towards promoting diverse LGBTQ+ representation in mainstream media. Similarly, when Taiwanese LGBTQ+ rights advocate Weng Yu Ching ...


Gap in the syllabus: Global LGBTQ+ Health

1st March 2020

Ilia Hionidou Writer For the next article in our series on LGBTQ+ inclusivity in higher education, Ilia Hionidou interviews Dr Michelle Kaufman, Assistant Professor at the John Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. The need for an international focus on LGBTQ+ health is investigated by Assistant Professor Michelle Kaufman, whose work focuses on HIV ...


Coming out of the archives

29th February 2020

Silas Pease Reporter A look back at the presentation of LGBTQ+ issues in The Glasgow Guardian throughout the years As LGBTQ+ History Month comes to an end, it is important take this time to reflect on how far queer rights have come over the decades up until now. One of the ways that this can ...


Gap in the syllabus: Human geography, queer memorials, and LGBTQ+ public art

29th February 2020

Ilia Hionidou Columnist For the fifth article in our series on LGBTQ+ inclusivity in higher education, Ilia Hionidou interviews Dr Martin Zebracki, Associate Professor of Critical Human Geography at the University of Leeds. In 2019, the UK experienced a wave of protests against same-sex education in primary schools. Ilia Hionidou interviews academics about their experiences ...


Missing a home which no longer exists

22nd February 2020

Inanna Tribukait Environmental Correspondent The pain of loss stemming from a natural environment under pressure. Whenever somebody asks me where I am from, the first thing I say is “The Black Forest”. I could start with Germany, or even Europe, but it’s always the forest. I grew up right next to it, my kindergarten was ...


Let’s talk about sex

22nd February 2020

  Rachel Campbell Writer In response to a viral TikTok video by “Nurse Holly”, Rachel Campbell discusses the dangers of abstinence-based sex education. A TikTok user known as “Nurse Holly” received criticism recently after posting a video claiming: “Did you know … the best way to prevent STDs is waiting for sex until marriage.” Viewers ...


Housing is a fundamental right – so why doesn’t it look that way?

21st February 2020

Fergus Brown Writer Housing is a fundamental right – so why doesn’t it look that way? Late last year, news broke that a homeless man had passed away on the streets of Glasgow. Days later, it was revealed that he was not in fact homeless but had died of drug related causes. This tragic incident ...


Spotlight on: PTSD

21st February 2020

Anonymous Writer This year, we’re relaunching our Spotlight On series which takes a closer look at mental illnesses that are less commonly discussed. In this article, an anonymous contributor shares their experience of post-traumatic stress disorder. Content warning: This article contains discussion of a suicide attempt, emotional abuse, and mental health issues including PTSD, alcohol ...


(Un)defining sexuality

21st February 2020

Graham Peacock Writer Graham Peacock discusses his choice to move away from the labels we use to categorise our sexuality. There have not been many days during my teenage years where my own sexuality has not been on my mind. For a while, it seemed to control every aspect of my life. I put this ...


Penguin a far from random publishing house

19th February 2020

Emily Hay Culture Editor What an oligopolistic book publishing sector means for creativity. To many, the announcement of the winner of last year’s Booker Prize came as a shock, with the judges deciding to “flout” the rules and refusing to choose between Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other and Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments. Yet, in other ...